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11 Things to Do Outside This Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a list of outdoor activities to choose from. For more information, you can go to our calendar, or better yet, to the sponsoring organization’s website. Note that some of these activities involve a fee and some require you to register in advance.

Go for a walk

Churchville Nature Center  will have its regular morning bird walk Saturday morning or you can head to Palmyra Cove Nature Park for a naturalist-led family walk in the park (reserve your spot in advance). Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) will also have a bird walk on Sunday morning (register in advance).

If you are up for more of a challenge Saturday morning, you can explore some of the trails along the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park. This Friends of the Wissahickon guided walk will take you to the 100 Steps, Hermit’s Cave and historic Rittenhouse Town.

Make sure to bring your camera along if you head to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Saturday morning. A professional photographer will be leading a walk and providing tips on how to get that great nature photo. In addition, on Sunday afternoon, you can head back to John Heinz to join in a volunteer-led plant walk to learn about some of the many plant species at the refuge.

Sunday afternoon, Rancocas Nature Center is offering a naturalist-led hike through their trails. (Pre-register.) Sunday evening, the LLBean’s women’s group welcomes you to join them at the center for a 2 to 3 mile hike, followed by snacks.

Learn about the outdoors

Silver Lake Nature Center will show you how to track animals as part of its Family-fun series Saturday afternoon.

Riverbend Environmental Education Center is offering families the opportunity to spend Saturday afternoon in the woods learning survival skills. (Pre-register.)

On Saturday evening, Green Lane Park will be sharing some secrets of owls and taking visitors outside to listen for them. (Pre-registration required.)