4 hours, 10-12 miles, hills, trails and some paved areas -- carpool 30 min before, $2
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This event takes us through many interesting areas. We'll pass through the Maze area of Fairmount Park both coming and going as well as parts of the Wissahickon you never new existed. We'll pass by the famous East Laurel Hill Cemetery and if it's not too hot, we'll take a walk through. Then onto East Falls, The Grace Kelly Mansion just restored by her son, the Prince of Monaco. We'll then pass through Jefferson Philadelphia University, and then parts of the Wissahickon less traveled.
We'll also pass through Sherman Mills, a Glass Blowing Studio, the Strawberry Mansion Bridge which is the coolest bridge in Philly. Around 1960 it was restored to it's historical appearance along with the 1900 era trolley tracks. Strawberry Mansion located on the ridge above the tracks is one of the nicest historic mansions in the park to visit.
Afterwards we can head over to Bill Murphy's Irish Pub for good drink and food. The food is quite good, though not Irish. The beer is great.
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. Many short, sometimes steep hills.
To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) meet 30 minutes before the event. If the hike time changes then the carpool time changes. Each carpooler chips in $1 at the start. Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.