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Acadia National Park, Maine
5-6 days hiking + events in Acadia National Park area in Maine. See below for cost. You must sign up, contact me, and pay before joining us. If you join the group for any part of a hike or event, then you need to pay. Please CLICK HERE ( rsvping. Acadia is "Where the mountains meet the sea." There are over 200 miles of trails that go up and around 20 different mountains. There are many other things to do besides hike: bike, take day cruises, visit nearby islands, visit museums and other neat places. I've been going up almost annually for over 30 years, so I've been just about everywhere at one time or other. One of the best places in the world for hiking. We'll alternate hiking up mountains one day, the next day more flat areas. I plan to hike 4-6 hours each day weather cooperating. We'll usually start around 10am at the Village Green in Bar Harbor. Sometimes we will do 2 shorter hikes. On the first day, the Sept 25 we'll meet at 10am in front of the Bar Harbor Firehouse which is adjacent to the Village Green. Be ready to hike. You can contact me via email, [masked], to keep in touch. You can also text me at[masked], but my computer does not inform me about text messages:I will check emails once a day, usually in the morning. To sign up you must be a yearly member, $10 this time of year. Plus you must pay the cost to join the meetup for 5-6 days of hiking and activities. I will sign you up after you pay. You can pay via credit card at the below url where you may see my company names like Golden Aura Publishing or Nitty-Gritty Basketball. Make sure to pay "to family or friends" to avoid fees. If you pay for "goods and services" you will have to pay more. After you are signed up make sure to give me your real email address, cell number, and address you are staying in Acadia. I will be camping at Seawall Campground far from Bar Harbor. There are plenty of other places to stay all around the island.

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37 Firefly Lane · Bar Harbor , ME


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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 ( 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 from the group and blocked from re-joining.

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