Spring Fairmount Park Hike (3AB9)

  • April 5, 2014 · 1:00 PM

Please join us for the Spring Fairmount Park Hike to enjoy the spring view including the cherry blossoms of the Schuylkill River from both sides.  There are several twists this year. Meet 1:00 PM in front of the Mexican Restaurant, Johnny Mananas, in East Falls where we will have an optional post-hike early dinner.  We start hiking the West side by crossing the Falls Bridge. We stop by at the Horticulture Center, and pass the Japanese Garden, the Please touch museum etc.  Then, we hike the Boxer’s Trail, look at some historical houses from outside, and enjoy a view from the Strawberry Mansion Bridge before heading back to the East Fall. Bring water, snack, and the money for the meal. 

The location is accessible by Septa train or the buses, and there are a paid and the free parking places nearby.  Please take ample of time to arrive here.  No dogs allowed and substantial rain cancels the hike. 

*** Parking location details will be posted later

Other inquiries, please contact Midori by Friday (4/4) 5.00 PM.

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  • John N.

    Wonderful hike with great variety ... even the wind was invigorating. Perhaps the flowering trees were not in bloom yet, but there were some of the early weeds flowering...such as lesser celandine, cress, speedwell, and chickweed. And of course the daffodils. Dinner was great too ... but I was occasionally thinking it would have been nice to attend the wedding.

    April 6, 2014

  • Midori

    Thank you for joining the hike! Usually, this is the beautiful time of the year with flowers and new leaves. Due to the long and cold winter, it did not happen. Yet, it was still a very beautiful day to be out with the sun and the blue sky regardless of the breeze. It was the first time to hike the Boxer Trail in the second half of the hike. It seemed the tiredness kicked into everybody. It was so funny that about half of the people left the group at the last minute and dashed for margarita and comidas mexicanas. Everyone seemed to had a enjoyable time.

    2 · April 6, 2014

  • Erika

    Fantastic group of people on a beautiful spring day with lots of historical sites and sounds!!! I had fun and boy did I sleep well when I got to bed!

    April 6, 2014

  • John N.

    I will get to the area early and park in the large parking lot at the United Artists Movie Theater at the end of Main St. in Manayunk. Then walk the relatively short hike along the Schuylkill River Trail to our meeting location. I'll be in the parking lot by 12:30.

    March 30, 2014

    • John N.

      Yes, Erika this is fine. If anyone wants to join us let's meet in the parking lot near the sidewalk side across from the UA theaters. Be there by 12:30.

      April 2, 2014

    • Erika

      Thanks again.... See you Sat at 12:30

      April 2, 2014

  • Midori

    Participants, please read my e-mail. <Parking Lot >
    A. Paid Parking lot ($1.00/hr): This located under the Route 1 between the Kelly Dr. and the Ridge Avenue and the entrance is on the side street.
    B. A small parking lot on the right side of the Kelly Dr. (Southbound). Soon after merging with the Lincoln Dr.
    C. A parking space on the West side of the Schuylkill River on the Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (CAUTION: No left turns allows on the Falls Bridge if you are driving Kelly Dr. (Northbound)
    * This is where you have to wait for us if you are late. There might be a portable potty on the lot. <Street parking> -- Be careful for the “No Parking” sign and the time restricted area.
    1. The road toward the Septa East Fall Station and the Midvale Ave. near the station.
    2. East River Road
    3. Heritage Dr. (The entrance to the residential sub-division). This road is connected to Calumet st. and the Falls Bridge.

    March 29, 2014

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