Cheap Trips, Rock Parks, Fine Art and Maurice Sendak

Want to get out of town and go for a trip, but looking to save money?

Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: the Maurice Sendak at the Haverford Township library, Lock Ridge Furnace Park in Alburtis or the Gallery on High in Pottstown.

The Haverford Township Free Library

Address: 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
How Far From PW Patch: 23 minutes, 12 miles

  • Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

About: The Haverford Township Free Library presents the exhibit: In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak until April 20. The exhibit features many of Sendak's famous and not-so-famous works. 

"Popular children’s author Maurice Sendak’s typically American childhood in New York City inspired many of his most beloved books, such as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.  Illustrations in those works are populated with friends, family, and the sights, sounds and smells of New York in the 1930s," the library states.



Lock Ridge Furnace Park

Address: 543 Franklin St., Alburtis
How Far From PW Patch: 
1 hour 7 minutes, 40 miles
Admission: Free

  • Open daily dawn to dusk

Summary: This unique site was named one of Lehigh County's  by Patch readers.  Once the home of an enormous anthracite iron furnace built in 1868, Lock Ridge is now much different from the dirty, smelly plant where men toiled on 12-hour shifts to fuel the Industrial Revolution.

Visitors can walk among the former railroad trestles and explore dramatic stone remains of historic buildings. The 59-acre park includes trails, benches, playground, creek, pavilion, athletic fields and free parking.



Gallery on High

Address: 254 E High St., Pottstown
How Far From PW Patch:  35 minutes, 28 miles
Admission: Free


  • Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summary: The Gallery on High offers a fun and exciting atmosphere for artists to showcase their creations and for the public to participate in the artistic process as well as showcase national and international art installations. It offers contrasting styles of media for the casual as well as the most discriminating collector. The current show at Gallery on High, “Re-Creative: A recycled art show,” is on display until April 21.



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