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Lunch Hike - Manakeesh Bakery
We'll meet at the restaurant, hike for 30 minutes, or till the restaurant opens. We'll eat, then hike afterwards for 1-2 hours. Please CLICK HERE ( rsvping. Usually we hike in the restaurant or meetup area. Please read each writeup. Contact me if details are missing. TBA means the hike has not yet been scheduled. Caution: You should be able to walk 2 hours without much of a break. When I drive you can carpool with me from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila). Meet about 1 hour early. Sometimes I take the train, so email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply. Each carpooler chips in $2-4 at the start.

Manakeesh Bakery and Cafe

4420 Walnut Street · Philadelphia, PA


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What we're about

Hiking Around Philly is different from most hiking groups because we hike off the beaten path. We hike in the woods and the city. We go places that won't be found on any hiker's map. The events are usually within a 1.5 hour drive from Philly, though we sometimes visit NYC or the Jersey shore. Once each year we go to Acadia National Park in Maine, one of the best places in the world to hike.

And, we do a lot more than hike; we explore. Whether it be a trail in a park or a back alley in the city, we always look for neat things, and we find them. Did you notice the 25 foot dinosaur made from pink suntan lotion bottles? We take time to appreciate a beautiful tree, a low flying eagle, or a hickory horned devil (look it up). We visit museums, historic houses, bakeries, battleships, and other neat places. We appreciate architecture, sculptures (Philly has more than any other US city, yea!), or whatever we find near our path. After a hike we often eat at a special place. And, we rarely repeat ourselves.

Fearless lost explorers and sidney (fleas) are curious. This group is not for people content to only go down one trail and up another, nor for people happy to take the same or beaten path. This group may also be different because only one person leads hikes, gets folks lost, and does the bulk of administrative work. So, please read on ( to make sure you want to be a proud one of the proud FLEAS (Fearless Lost Explorers & Sidney).

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