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Lemon Hill, Glendinning Rock Garden, Fairmount Water Works

East Fairmount Park is a treasure trove of historical, artistic, natural and man-made features, and we will be focusing on the south end of Mansion Row (most notably Lemon Hill), checking out the hiking trails in Glendinning Rock Garden just north of Girard Avenue, and finishing up with a tour of the Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive Center (There is a 17-minute movie that runs every half-hour). Fare is a possibility for an after-walk meal/drink (hope to get back in good time for their brunch).

This is based on some of my earliest events as Organizer. Mugshots has moved a bit east, extending our walk by 5 minutes at each end.  There were just a few pictures from the last time we were here:

http://www.meetup.com/phillyhikes/events/96319462/, but lots of pictures from the time before that:

http://www.meetup.com/phillyhikes/photos/12429302/ (thanks Denise)

It'll take us a half hour to get to Lemon Hill Mansion, another 1/2-hour to get to Glendinning (noon), we'll spend about 40 minutes in Glendinning (so leaving there by 12:40 or so), maybe a half-hour to get to the Water Works, 45 minutes at the Waterworks, 15+ minutes to get back near our starting point, so estimated end time is around 2pm.  

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  • Barbara B.

    It was posted for Sunday. I'll have to catch you another time.

    December 13, 2014

  • Barbara B.

    I can't make it today (Saturday).

    December 13, 2014

  • Denise D.

    Any chance we can do this Tommorrow (Saturday) instead of Sunday? 70% chance of rain on Sunday and a lot colder than Saturday.

    1 · December 27, 2013

    • Jed M.

      yes. done.

      December 27, 2013

    • allison o

      Didn't see the change of day until now!

      December 28, 2013

  • Jack

    Sorry, can't make Saturday. Enjoy!

    1 · December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I broke my foot!

    December 22, 2013

  • Will B.

    What public transportation is it near? I'm unclear as to the meet up site itself.

    December 18, 2013

    • Jed M.

      The closest approach is the #33 bus, which runs north on 20th Street, and has a stop near the 19th Street trolley station (about a mile from Mugshots if you prefer a little extra walking). I'd enter the address (1925 Fairmount avenue, Phila) into a google search engine and you'll probably get about 4 transit options: the default link has gone to Bing, which gave me only one option. We'll be gathering where there's room, **possibly** outside...

      December 20, 2013

    • Jed M.

      and, to be fair, the original site of Mugshots was the carpooling point for a previous incarnation of this group (before I took over).

      December 20, 2013

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