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Schuylkill Environmental Center Walk/Hike

Last time Dena & I (Jed) led a hike here: for more info.

(Time (11:30am) represents approximately when we will meet up at Ridge and Port Royal Avenues, relative to the bus schedules.  Please read details below.) The walk to the Environmental Center is 20 minutes or so.  We'll spend some time at the Center, before spending about 2 hours exploring the the trails. The hiking portion is a mix of flat areas and slightly challenging inclines/declines.

There are picnic areas and benches along the way, so that folks can take a snack break.

We advise that you wear some type of hiking boot or waterproof shoe, since the lower trails run along a creek. Some of the trails (especially parallel to Hagy's Mill Road) may not be mowed, so you may want to consider long pants as well.

There is parking on the side of the Environmental Center/beginning of the trails, for those of you driving in.

Please indicate in your RSVP if you will be arriving by bus or car.  If you take the #9 bus , you will get off at the next-to-last stop, Port Royal Ave on Ridge Ave, shortly before 11:23am.  Take a left on Port Royal to cross over Ridge, where you will find a small concrete platform on the left where you can wait for those of us coming on the #27, who will be along in about 10 minutes.  If you ride in on the #27 , you will need to get off at Port Royal Ave (on Henry Ave) stop, slightly after 11:28am.  You will also take a left on Port Royal, to cross Henry and Ridge Avenues.  If you are arriving by car, we can meet you between 11:45am and noon at the center.  If no-one is arriving by car, we will have more flexibility in planning our hike, as there are some connecter trails starting parallel to Hagy's Mill Road between Port Royal Ave and the center's driveway.


Since Spring is just coming in, we will probably see a few things in bloom...

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  • Eric L.

    Great fun! Good people. Good place. Good weather.

    April 13, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Hello and a good morning! I'm not feeling as good as I'd like too, daughter is sick and I've got touch of it. So sorry but have to forgo today and try for the next one.

    April 13, 2013

  • Eric L.

    Hello all! I am planning to come by car and meet the group at about 11:45 . Thanks for all the great planning!

    April 13, 2013

  • Linda M.

    I'm arriving by my car. I've been walking in my neighborhood to both exercise and help heal my sciatica.It seems to be helping. I'm not sure how fast that we are going to be required to walk, but I'm doing okay not slow and a steady pace. Anyway as long as I don't have to walk a very fast pace I should be fine.

    April 11, 2013

  • Janet

    Looking forward to this, hike...

    April 11, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Hello, I'm very interested in the hiking but I had my sciatica act up, I've been walking and would love to be able to do this.

    April 10, 2013

  • michael c.

    Marie, lise and I will drive in.

    April 10, 2013

  • Dena S.

    We'll be arriving by car. Will meet everyone at the center around 11:45am.

    April 9, 2013

  • Teresa S.

    thought it was today, had a nice hike anyway, working next Saturday. hop to catch up with the group soon.

    April 6, 2013

  • Meredith

    Will most likely drive in.

    April 3, 2013

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