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    About Marklelys Pond
    Located in Montgomery County, Philadelphia

    Markley's Pond is a one-acre residential pond located in Montgomery County, Philadelphia. It is 21 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia and 104 miles southwest of New York City.

    The closest major airport is Philadelphia International, 31 miles south. Urgent care can be provided at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, two miles northeast in East Norriton, Pennsylvania.

    Fantastic restaurants surround Markley's Pond, like Masa Asia, Tony G’s South Philly Style Pub and Eatery, Chap’s Taproom, and El Volcan.

    Backyard Paradise

    At one acre, this small miracle is a great setting for a walk or run at any time of the day! The creek that runs out of Markley's makes an excellent spot for backyard bank angling.

    Expect to catch small and largemouth bass, bluegill, as well as occasional creek chub and white sucker.

    Fun Off the Water

    The birdwatchers in the family will be delighted to know they are less than 5 miles away from the John James Audubon Center! Visitors can visit his farmhouse, built in 1762, and explore the indoor and outdoor exhibits on birds, art, and conservation.

    Arnolds Family Fun Center in nearby Phoenixville has a fun activity everyone will love. There are two laser-tag facilities, bowling lanes, a bounce house, arcade games, and even go-karts!

    Elmwood's Park Zoo is home to dozens of animals to learn about as well as endangered species. Take the whole family here, and on certain days, you can even take your four-legged pals!

    Explore Nearby Nature

    Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens has something blooming every season for visitors to see. Besides their award-winning gardens, events are hosted here year-round, like music concerts, educational seminars on gardening, and tours!

    The Riverfront Park in Norristown is the closest access point to the Schuylkill River. Enjoy the suburban and city views along the river or cast a line out. There are over 40 species of fish known to inhabit the river, with the most common being bass, carp, catfish, perch, and sunfish.

    Valley Forge National Park is a beautiful place to explore nature and early American history. George Washington’s Continental Army camped here during the Revolutionary War, and many of those encampments remain. If you're just looking for a scenic outing, there are over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails here.

    Visit Philadelphia

    Beyond its historical significance, Philadelphia has more than meets the eye. Visit the iconic Rocky statue. Built in honor of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky III,” this statue makes for a great photo opportunity.

    The Liberty Bell is a must-see historical destination, but the lesser-known Independence Hall bears similar significance. Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and was the starting place for America’s Revolution against England.

    After a long day in the city, grab a bite to eat at the 127-year old Reading Terminal Market. Even if Philadelphia Cheesesteak isn’t your cup of tea, this market offers a variety of snacks and cuisine.

    Some local favorites are roasted pork sandwiches, roast duck, Amish-style soft pretzels, and Amish-style rotisserie chicken.

    A Perfect Lake for Anyone Seeking Pennsylvania's Finest

    If you’re looking to immerse yourself in everything this outdoor paradise has to offer, then take a look at Markley’s Pond. It may just be the location of your next lake home!