• Valley Forge Noon
    2/ C/ 6 Join Larry and friends for a weekly hike on the trails at Valley Forge. Meet at 11:45 AM at the Knox Quarters parking lot on rd 252 for a 6 mile loop with a finish around 2 pm. Moderate pace, some hills. What to wear: appropriate clothes What to bring: sunscreen, bugspray, water. Directions: Google Knox Quarters at Valley Forge (Not Knox headquarters ). I love dogs, but not on my hikes. If you are running late CALL me at[masked]. Texts, emails and Meetup messages probably will not be seen til after the hike. This hike is rain or shine as long as anyone shows up. We may also take a short break to review some wilderness first aid protocols.

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  • AMC Lehigh Valley Group monthly program meeting
    Ladakh and Zanskar. Margaret Moore will give a presentation on her recent trip to Ladakh and Zanskar in northern India. This is in the state of Kashmir at the confluence of the Hindu Kush and the Karakorams of the Greater Himalayas. The arid mountains and swift glacial rivers are dotted with Buddhist gompas and subsistence farming villages in this area. Join us for a closer look at this unique and fascinating place! Information on upcoming outdoor events in our local region will also be available. Everyone is welcome. Reservations not required. Please note: there is no monthly meeting in December - next meeting will be January 16, 2019.

    Illick's Mill

    100 Illick's Mill Road · Bethlehem, PA

  • Valley Forge Hike
    Hike 5 to 6 at an easy to moderate pace. Bring water, snacks and comfortable footwear. Any questions call Joe at[masked] or email me at [masked] Meet at the Knox Headquarter parking lot on Route 252 at 10:00 AM

    Knox HQ at Valley Forge Park

    40.086633,-75.451226 · King of Prussia, PA

  • Central Jersey Afternoon Hike(2B4-5)
    Early Afternoon Central Jersey Hike (2B4-5) Come enjoy walking 4-5 miles through the beautiful Duke Farms at 1112 Dukes Parkway West, in Hillsborough NJ. Each Thursday's hike will be determined each day. There's trails that are paved, gravel, grassy and dirt. Leader will use any combination of these trails. Please be ready to hike in front of visitor's center at 1 PM. Arrive at least 20 minutes earlier to watch video in visitor's center to learn about history of Duke Farms. Bring water, snack and weather appropriate clothes. Sometimes grassy trails can be wet. Wear waterproof hiking shoes. If there's light rain/showers, bring umbrella and we'll walk on paved trails. Heavy rain and thunderstorms cancel trip. Questions? Email: [masked]

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    1112 Dukes Parkway West · Hillsborough , NJ

  • Thursday Evening Hike: Lower Perkiomen Valley Park (3C6)
    ***For those interested, this event will be followed by dinner on the deck at the Tavern at Valley Forge on Trooper Rd.*** Please join us for a brisk paced six mile hike every Thursday at 6.30 pm at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks. This is a mostly flat six mile hike. Some hikes are out and back and others are loops. We alternate between four different routes/hikes and generally repeat a route once every month. This hike is open to hikers of all levels including new members and beginners. If you are not up to doing the full six miles you can stop and back track at any time you choose. Since this hike is done in the Fall, Winter and Spring all or part of the hike is done in the dark. Please bring water and wear appropriate layers. Heavy rain, sleet, or snow cancels. Unfortunately, given the darkening evening, dogs on leashes have presented a tripping hazard in the past and will not be permitted until we return to Valley Forge in the Spring. Driving Directions The park is located at the intersection of 422 and Egypt Road. From the East on 422 take the Oaks exit and turn right on Egypt road. Turn right at the next light on New Mill road and into the park. The park and ride is about 1/4 mile on the left hand side. From the West on 422 take the Oaks exit and follow the ramp to the right. Turn right at the second light on New Mill road and into the park. The park and ride is approximated 1/4 mile on the left hand side. GPS:[masked], [masked]

    Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    101 New Mill Road · Oaks, PA

  • Hickory Run Mauch Chunk, Jim Thorpe, Sat, Sun
    HICKORY RUN, MAUCH CHUNK, JIM THORPE , 2-3/ C/ 8 TO 10 MI (This Meetup signup is for Saturday, Hickory Run.) Join Larry, Jay and friends for one or both days. Saturday we'll do about 10 miles at Hickory Run State Park, meetup for dinner at local bistro, then stay over at a local hotel or campout with Jay. Sunday we'll do a modified 6 to 8 mi version in the Mauch Chunk, Jim Thorpe area, have an optional lunch at Bonnie and Clyde's in Lehighton and head home . Useful info: Start time for Hickory Run. 9;45 Am, Saturday, at the Hickory Run Park office on rt 543. Directions: Hickory Run Park Office.. rt476 NORTH to Exit 87, Jim Thorpe, Lake Harmony, rt 903 N. 2.4 mi to LEFT on S. OLD Stage rd. .2 mi to LEFT on N. Old Stage rd. 1 mi to LEFT on rt 543 W. 5 mi to Park Office on left. I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn Express near White Haven, Pa Saturday evening. There are several other hotels nearby. Jay will be staying at the Hickory Run Campgrounds. Contact him at[masked] for camping plans. Note that the regular bathrooms and showers are closed for the season. The sites have electricity. We' ll reconvene at 7 pm at the Powerhouse for dinner and hang. Sunday morning we'll meet at the Upper Mauch Chunk Cemetery in Jim Thorpe for a 6 to 8 mile Hike, 9:45 AM. Address: 142 South Ave. Jim Thorpe, Pa. Directions: Rt 476 to Exit 74, Lehigh Valley. Take Rt 209 SOUTH towards Jim Thorpe. 2 mi to RIGHT on E. Bridge St. 3.9 mi to RIGHT on Lehigh Ave. 300 ft to LEFT on Hazard Square. 50 ft to RIGHT on Packer Ave Hill. .3 Mi to LEFT on Chestnut st. .1 mi to RIGHT on South Ave. Parking on Left. Please sign up on Meetup when posted if possible. PAID AMC members can ignore the waitlist. Sorry, I love dogs but not on hikes Followed by an optional lunch at Bonnie & Clydes in Lehighton. Let's Hike !!

    Hickory Run State Park Office

    Route 534 · White Haven, PA

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  • A Workout Hike...Wissahickon Valley
    In 1868 the Fairmount Park Commission acquired about 1800 acres along the Wissahickon Creek. The purpose was preservation and purity of the city's water supply. Buildings were razed, mills and taverns demolished. In 1920 the street known, I believe, as Wissahickon Drive was closed to traffic and as a result became "Forbidden" Drive. Where we are parking is the northern terminus of this section of Fairmount Park. Parking should not be an issue on Northwestern Ave., additional spaces are available on surrounding streets. Head to the south where Northwestern Ave, meets Forbidden Drive. Note the plastic facilities on your left, the large sign in front of you. You are at the trailhead. This is a workout hike. I need the exercise. I assure you it will be a terrible experience for new hikers. Twelve miles is an estimate. We'll be close. Please come prepared to keep up with the group. We will travel at three mph or better. Should this be meaningless - wrong hike. Breaks are few, lunch stops are non-existent. There are hills. There is one stream crossing that should not be difficult. Consider: Boots, high or low, layers, poles if you like them, water and calories for four hours in the woods, crayons. Also a cheery and positive attitude as some of these trails get unceremoniously rerouted and a willingness to help me read the map. Wx forecast 50% precipitation or greater causes unrest. Check Meetup or contact leader two hours previous. I will tend to err on the cautious side. Cell service here is good. Facilities are above average. Questions/comments/concerns?[masked]

    Wissahickon River Trail - Northwestern Ave. & Forbidden Dr.

    200 Northwestern Ave. · Philadelphia, PA

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  • Newark Reservoir and More Hike (3C7) + Brunch
    Join me for a 7 mile hike that begins and ends at the Newark Reservoir! To cover 7 miles, we will use a combination of trails that pass through Redd Park and the Middle Run Valley Nature Area. The trails are a mix of paved, packed dirt, and dirt. Hike begins promptly at 9:00am, so please arrive by 8:45am at the latest. After the hike, we'll make our way over to the nearby Wood Fired Pizza Shop for brunch-themed pizzas and Little Goat Roasting Co. coffee. Come for the hike, stay for the brunch! Park at the Newark Reservoir Parking lot, located at 219 Old Papermill Road, Newark DE. Hike will most likely take 2-3 hours depending on the speed of the group. Bring enough water and wear weather appropriate clothing. Heavy snow/rain cancels. Registration suggested but not required.

    Newark Reservoir

    219 Old Papermill Rd · Newark, de

  • Hickory Run Mauch Chunk, Jim Thorpe, Sat, Sun
    HICKORY RUN, MAUCH CHUNK, JIM THORPE , 2-3/ C/ 8 TO 10 MI (This Meetup signup is for Sunday, Mauch Chunk, Jim Thorpe.) Join Larry, Jay and friends for one or both days. Saturday we'll do about 10 miles at Hickory Run State Park, meetup for dinner at local bistro, then stay over at a local hotel or campout with Jay. Sunday we'll do a modified 6 to 8 mi version in the Mauch Chunk, Jim Thorpe area, have an optional lunch at a Bonnie and Clyde's in Lehighton and head home . ... Sunday morning we'll meet at the Upper Mauch Chunk Cemetery in Jim Thorpe for a 6 to 8 mile Hike, 9:45 AM. Address: 142 South Ave. Jim Thorpe, Pa. Directions: Rt 476 to Exit 74, Lehigh Valley. Take Rt 209 SOUTH towards Jim Thorpe. 2 mi to RIGHT on E. Bridge St. 3.9 mi to RIGHT on Lehigh Ave. 300 ft to LEFT on Hazard Square. 50 ft to RIGHT on Packer Ave Hill. .3 Mi to LEFT on Chestnut st. .1 mi to RIGHT on South Ave. Parking on Left. Please sign up on Meetup when posted if possible. PAID AMC members can ignore the waitlist. Sorry, I love dogs but not on hikes Followed by an optional lunch at Bonnie & Clydes in Lehighton. Let's Hike !!

    Upper Mauch Chunk Cemetery

    142 South Ave. · Jim Thorpe, pa

  • Penn Branch Trail and Biking in Wharton State Forest
    Bring your hybrid or mountain bike to ride on hard pack sand trails, gravel and paved roads through Wharton State Forest. The ride is expected to be about 15 miles. The terrain is relatively flat. Our loop route will take us out into the forest on a twisty mountain bike trail before we switch to gravel and paved roads. We will also visit the ghost town of Washington. This ride is not suitable for bikes with skinny tires. Your bike must be in good working order and carry a spare tube and tools. We will be in some very remote places where there are no services available. A BIKE HELMET IS REQUIRED. Bring extra water and lunch. Actual mileage is to be determined. But expect 10 to 15 miles minimum. Group size is limited. Rain or very cold temperature cancels.

    Batsto Historic Village

    4110 Nesco Road · Hammonton, NJ