Phoenixville Things to Do
Phoenixville has a cultural event on the first Friday of every month on Bridge Street in the downtown area.The small shops and antique stores are open which makes a great opportunity to see some great art at the Phoenixville Art Center, or go see a movie at the Colonial Theater after having dinner at the Black Lab Cafe across the street. Some of my...more
Swiss Pines is a private Japanese garden and wildlife preserve with flowers, statuary, nature trail, streams and ponds located on the north side of Charlestown Road between the village and Hollow Road. Beautiful and tranquil Swiss Pines was designed and created by the late Mr. Arnold Bartschi and is open to the public through the efforts of...more
1. The canal in Phoenixville is a great place to go for a walk or mountain bike ride. Starting at the bridge crossing the Schuylkill river, directly across from Produce Junction, you can follow this road along the canal to a lock. Here is where the trail head starts. This trail continues all of the way out to a farm where you can get onto Rt. 113...more
100 Cresson Boulevard, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Stopped in with 2 other couples after riding the Schuylkill Trail from Norristown. We were able to enjoy the last weekend of summer by sitting outside. All of us has different dishes and all were satisfied. Be sure to try one of the beers made on site. I had one of the Sunday Specials. You select one item from about 8 entrees and it comes with a...more
We had never been to Phoenixville before so we asked a number of local shopkeepers for restaurant recommendations and this place was on everyones list. We didnot have a reservation but we agreed to leave by 7:30 (It was about 6). I have not had much experience with Creole food before so we chose the selection recommended by our waitress. BYOB. The...more
The Epicurean has a great eclectic menu with lots of great fish and pasta choices. The Bar fare has some excellent fish sandwiches for decent prices. For restaurant eating, reservations are recommended, however there is a bar area where you can grab a quick bite with last minute notice. If you are going out on a pub crawl to grab some drinks, a...more
The Colonial Theater: Catch a live show
Theater opened in 1903. At my last visit, it appears that they have not yet finished with some of the renovations. The venue offers live music, classic and newer movies and other shows. Check out their web site for current and upcoming events.
We like arrive a few hours early to shop and have dinner before seeing the show.Related to:
- Theater Travel
- Arts and Culture
Phoenixville Sports & Outdoors
The Trail along the Schuykill River
Mountain biking on this trail is approximately a 35 - 40 minute ride if you go all of the way around.
Start out in Mont Clare right over the river from Phoenixville. Across the street from the Produce Junction is a one lane entrance that goes down along the canal. Follow this road to the end, and park by a foot bridge that goes over the canal. (Or you could park earlier along the side of the canal and ride down to this point - which is what I prefer to do). Then ride into the woods! The path begins a bit rocky, especially once you reach the Black Rock Dam. After you pass the dam, you will be on a nice flat path, with very few technical rocks and roots to maneuver your bike over.
There are a couple of streams that you obviously have to get off the bike to carry your bike over.
Once you reach the end, you'll appear to be in some sort of park. Don't stop here!!
Continue to the right up the road by a cow farm. Make a left onto the real road, go over a one lane bridge, and make a left at the stop sign to go over a bridge that crosses the schyukill river.
Immediately after you cross the river, make a left into a parking lot. At the opposite end of the parking lot is the entrance to the trail again.
Right now, they are doing some sort of construction that you may have to carry your bike over to get back on the path.
This path will continue on the otherside of the River that you just came up on. You will eventually pass the dam again, this time on your left.
Once you reach the end of the trail, climb the hill (carrying your bike) up to the train tracks.
Don't cross the tracks.
Instead, follow them across the little bridge, and there will be a clearing on the right full of gravel.
Cross this clearing and it will take you back to the bridge that will take you directly back to Mont Clare.
Make the left onto the small road that you parked your car on.
You just did a circle!!
Equipment: One bottle of water will suffice. This isn't a difficult ride.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
Favorite thing: Being a new place in phoenixville, one would think that the owners of the MoonSaloon would be trying to get as many of the local bar patrons to con to their establishment as possible, but it seems to be quite the opposite. Though most of the bartenders are great, and the manager Lana is a treat, the owner is not that welcoming to people who would be termed, undesirerable. If you need a futher description of what that means, then people of color is a better description. Judgemental, racist, and down right rude exudes from this ladies body, and its only a matter of time before that will be what the moon is known for. As long as you are what she wants, then you will be welcomed, but those who thought that space would nat have racism, think again, for it still exist on the moon