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We meet at 830am, then walk to the restaurant. Eat whenever we arrive. We also walk after we eat. Please bring enough CASH to pay the bill. Be there on time or earlier. Read this for details about dining out with us. (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Dining_Out_At_Events/) Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. I usually take the Chestnut Hill West train. If I drive, we carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) one hour before. Each carpooler usually chips in $3 at the start. Best to email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.
We'll hike from the Art Museum to Sarvida, 300 E Girard, Fishtown. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. We will take a route that lasts for 2-2.5 hours towards the restaurant. We eat then head back. If you want to meet us at the restaurant, keep in touch by cell or comments on the site. We usually arrive around[masked]pm but plans can change. Afterwards we usually walk for another 1-1.5 hours. Often the total distance is over 10 miles. To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) we usually meet an hour early. To confirm email ([masked]) me 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply. Please chip in $2-4 if you carpool. CAUTION: If you haven't recently hiked at least 4 miles, then you should first try one of our shorter duration hikes.
2-3 hours, 5-8 miles, some hills, small alleyways and streets, some trails, dinner option afterwards, bring some beer, we can sit outside in a garden area and sip a few maybe with dinner Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping We'll take a 2-3 hour loop walk through the Wissahickon Chestnut Hill area. Caution: You should be able to walk 2-3 hours without much of a break. You should have recently hiked 6 miles in conditions detailed above.
2-4 hours, walking cemetery, Clarke Park Farmers Market, Bartram's Gardens, Schuylkill River Path nearby, tours available of gardens/house. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. The Woodlands Cemetery is a very special place. Once part of the half mile wide Hamilton Estate, the cemetery is the resting place of many famous people include the founders of Drexel University, JP Morgan Company, and Campbell Soup as well as many politicians and Union Generals. Also of interest are several artists such as Thomas Eakins whose Gross Clinic painting recently cost a group of Philly investors about 68 million to keep in town. It is considered one of the most significant 19th century American paintings. Read how the painting was kept in town: https://www.freemansauction.com/news/how-eakins%E2%80%99-gross-clinic-stayed-philadelphia Gross the doctor, as well as the first brain surgeon, and a UPenn dentist who developed new techniques are also buried here as well as one of Bartram's daughters. Dr Evans, the world renown dentist, has the tallest monument in the cemetery. William Bucknell, known as a benefactor of the University of Lewisburg (PA) prompted the schools name change to Bucknell after a $50,000 donation. Also of interest is the Hamilton Estate house from the 1700's which is on the premises. After exploring this area for about 1-1.5 hours, finding the graves of some notable (there will be prizes) we will head over to Bartram's Gardens about 2 miles away by car. First we'll visit the Farmers Market at Clarke Park, right next to where we meet. Driving into the Bartrams Garden estate is like going back in time. It's a real cool place. We'll explore the Gardens and the Schuylkill Path which are right along the water, 2-4 miles total. Tours are offered at the House/Gardens for about $12. I plan on taking the 1pm garden tour. House tours are offered at noon and 2pm. To carpool meet me at Hill House, 201 W Evergreen 45 minutes before the event.