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. Sometimes we might head out for a week or so of exploring in a more exotic location.

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 (https://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/1628347/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) to make sure you want to be a proud one of the proud FLEAS (Fearless Lost Explorers & Sidney).

There is a charge for each event and a special inexpensive calendar year fee that includes most events, not all. I started the Hiking Around Philly Meetup group to have fun hiking and socializing with people. At my own discretion, members who habitually interfere with these objectives will be removed.

Upcoming events (4+)

The Stoogeum & Walk nearby

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours, 5-7 miles, we will visit the amazing Stoogeum Museum, a museum devoted to the 3 stooges. It's great. Done well, fun. There is even a small theater where you can watch a movie. Admission Fee $7-10.
Reserved 5 spots. Mask required inside.

Afterwards we will take a walk at either:
Treweryn Farm Trail, 1312 Sumneytown Pike, Lower Gwynedd Township, PA 19002 --never been here, 1.3 miles away
or
Penlyn Park --- know the area well
or
The Wissahickon

FYI: there were actually about 7 actors who played with the 3 stooges at one time or other. Three were brothers: Moses (Moe), Samuel (Shemp), and Jerome (Curly). Real last name Horwitz. Stage last name Howard. Another Stooge was Philly's own Larry ( Louis Feinberg).

Afterwards we may walk in the area, then go for dinner.

6 ft social distancing in force, bring a mask, pay with rsvp. Pay link:
http://mrbasketball.net/instuff/1aapaypalmain/znewpayhiking.html

Caution: You should be able to walk 3-4 hours without much of a break.
You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above.

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Chestnut Hill Wissahickon Exploration

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours walk
We'll explore a different area of Chestnut Hill and the Wissahickon at each event.

6 ft social distancing in force, bring a mask, pay with rsvp. Pay link:
http://mrbasketball.net/instuff/1aapaypalmain/znewpayhiking.html

Please CLICK HERE for essential event & group info (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/)

Caution: You should be able to walk 3-4 hours without much of a break.
You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above.

Chestnut Hill Wissahickon Exploration

Needs a location

$5.00

2-3 hours walk
We'll explore a different area of Chestnut Hill and the Wissahickon at each event. Dinner party on deck afterwards for calendar year members or those who bring healthy food and boos.

6 ft social distancing in force, bring a mask, pay with rsvp. Pay link:
http://mrbasketball.net/instuff/1aapaypalmain/znewpayhiking.html

Caution: You should be able to walk 3-4 hours without much of a break.
You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above.

Schuylkill Center Berry & Frog Hike

Needs a location

$5.00

3-4 hours, 10 miles, many hills, some big, small trails, explore outside center on streets, frogs

6 ft social distancing in force, bring a mask, pay with rsvp online or indicate you will pay in person. Online Pay link: http://mrbasketball.net/instuff/1aapaypalmain/znewpayhiking.html

Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/)before rsvping.

Each year we do the berry hike at the Schuylkill Center when we expect the wine and/or black berries to be best for picking. The center itself is small with twisting and turning trails that go up and down. There are a lot of hidden trails that we will find. We'll spend at least an hour nearby in some very cool locations that most folks do not know about.

The Center is one of the few places where you can find frogs, lots of frogs, at several isolated ponds. I've also seen a great horned owl here and other wildlife.

Caution:You should be able to walk 3-4 hours without much of a break.

You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above. Hills. Might be good to bring an umbrella if the day is sunny and hot.

To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) meet 30 minutes before the event. Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.

Past events (3,092)

Wed Dinner Hike, 8-10 miles, Murphs

Needs a location

$5.00

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