• Lorrimar Park to Pennypack ERT

    Lorimar Park

    $4.00

    4 hours, 10-12 miles, some hills, a few steep, short visit to Glencairn Castle. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.hikingaroundphilly.com/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. We'll explore Lorimar Park for a bit before taking the rails-to-trails path to Pennypack. Lorimar has a path along a nice little creek as well as a path near Pennypack Creek. Adjacent to Lorimar is a farm school, part of the Phila Public School System. We might see some farm animals grazing. We'll explore Pennypack then head over to Glencairn Castle for short visit before heading back. The Castle and Cathedral are some of coolest places to visit in the Philadelphia area. Years ago before the rails-to-trails from Lorimar to Pennypack ERT existed we used to bushwhack through the area. Often we used weed cutters, and once or twice even a machete. Caution: You should be able to walk 4 hours without much of a break. You should have recently hiked 8 miles in conditions detailed above. To carpool from Hill House (http://local.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116038663712107563784.0004666eb6851e0119bbe&ll=40.073852,-75.210428&spn=0.012692,0.020084&z=16) meet at 45 minutes before the hike. Each carpooler chips in $2 at the start. Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.

  • Big City Exploration: South Philly to Fishtown

    American Swedish Historical Museum

    $5.00

    4+ hours, 8 miles (one way) or 15 miles for the loop, neighborhoods in South Philly to Frankford Hall in Fishtown. One-wayers take the train back to the starting point. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.hikingaroundphilly.com/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. From the American Swedish Museum in FDR Park in deep South Philly we'll do a loop hike to Frankford Hall in Fishtown. After repasting at Frankford Hall, or another nearby place, you can continue the loop or take the train back to FDR park. (A few blocks from Frankford Hall at Girard and Front St you can hop on the Market-Frankford line to City Hall, then change to the Broad St line towards Pattison Ave., go to the last stop. FDR park in across the street.) We'll pass through a zillion South Philly neighborhoods including Whitman, Bella Vista, Pennsport, Queen Village, Girard Estates, as well as Old City, Northern Liberties, Chinatown, Independence Hall area, etc, etc, etc. The exact route will be variable due the weather. We'll take many small streets and alleyways. We'll visit several piers along the Delaware that were remade into parks including Race St Pier. We may pass by Gloria Dei National Historic Site circa 1696, Independence Hall area, South Philly Soup Kitchen circa 1836, Shot Tower circa 1800's, Girard Estates area circa 1770's, etc, etc, etc. We may even walk down 2 (two) Street, pronounced exactly that way, to see the club houses of the many New Year Brigades and String Bands. 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. To carpool from Hill House (http://local.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116038663712107563784.0004666eb6851e0119bbe&ll=40.073852,-75.210428&spn=0.012692,0.020084&z=16) meet at 45 minutes before hike time. Each carpooler chips in $2 at the start. Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.

  • Friday Wissahickon Chestnut Hill Walk

    Hill House Apartment Homes

    $4.00

    2-3 hours, 5-7 miles, some hills, small alleyways and streets, some trails 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.

  • Dinner Hike - Soup Kitchen Cafe

    Lloyd Hall

    $5.00

    We'll hike from the Art Museum to The Soup Kitchen Cafe, 2146 E Susquehanna Ave., 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.

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  • Woodlawn Trust + Brandywine Creek St Park

    kohl's HAP

    $4.00

    4 hours, 10-12 miles, hilly, great trails, views, horse farms Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. The Woodlawn Trust area including Brandywine Creek St Park has over 30 miles of trails. Some are in thick forrest, some along small creeks, some in meadows, or near horse farms or corn fields. There are even some wildflower areas with butterflies. The maps of the area are not accurate which means we'll have a lot of fun trying to navigate the area. Where ever we go, it will be super! 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. Hilly Hikes Warning: To carpool from Hill House (201 W Evergreen Ave, Phila) meet 1 hours 15 minutes before the event. Carpool time changes if hike time changes. Each carpooler chips in $7 at the start. Email me ([masked]) 3-4 days in advance and receive a reply.

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  • East Falls Wissahickon Loop + Bill Murphy's

    Chamounix Mansion

    $4.00

    4 hours, 10-12 miles, hills, trails and some paved areas -- carpool 30 min before, $2 Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/)before rsvping. The Chamonix Wissahickon loop takes us through Fairmount Park, Laurel Hill Cemetery, the East Falls neighborhood, Jefferson Philadelphia University, and parts of the Wissahickon less travelled. Of note we'll also go by/through Sherman Mills, a Glass Blowing Studio, the Belmont Plateau Maze, Strawberry Mansion Bridge, RittenhouseTown (first paper mill in British North America), the Henry Ave Bridge (Wissahickon Memorial Bridge), and possibly the Wissahickon Brewery and Grace Kelly House. Afterwards we can head over to Bill Murphy's Irish Pub for good drink and food. 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.

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  • Friday Wissahickon Chestnut Hill Walk

    Hill House Apartment Homes

    $4.00

    2-3 hours, 5-7 miles, some hills, small alleyways and streets, some trails 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.

  • Dinner Hike - Philly Tacos

    Lloyd Hall

    $5.00

    We'll hike from the Art Museum to ....Philly Tacos, 2011 Reed St 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.

  • Brunch Hike - Parc

    Parc

    $4.00

    Please bring enough CASH to pay the bill. Be there on time or earlier. (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Dining_Out_At_Events/)why. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/) before rsvping. I love a good breakfast or brunch. We will meet at a different great breakfast place, then head out for a 1.5-2 hour hike in the restaurant area. If you just want to hike, meet us at the restaurant 30-45 minutes later. I often drive in early or go by train, so contact me for details. 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.

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  • special Lunch Hike - Manakeesh Bakery

    Manakeesh Cafe Bakery & Grill

    $4.00

    Special warm day brunch hike. We'll meet at the restaurant, eat, then hike for 1-2 hours. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundPhilly/pages/Important_Information_About_Each_Hike/)before 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.