A Walk Along the Wissahickon

Trails to Try A series of articles dedicated to hiking trails in the Philadelphia area The Green Ribbon Trail The Wissahickon Creek is part of the history of the Philadelphia area. The word Wissahickon comes from the Lenape word for “catfish creek” or “yellow water. “ Covering 23 miles, the creek generally is a mellowRead More

A Hidden Hike in Suburban Montgomery County

Trails to Try A series of articles dedicated to hiking trails in the Philadelphia area The Skippack Creek Loop Trail Hidden in the suburbs of Montgomery County, Evansburg State Park, a 3000+ area on both sides of the Skippack Creek, includes a variety of landscapes, from forests to meadows including the creek and former farmland.Read More

Exploring the Great Outdoors – In Philadelphia?

Trails to Try A series of articles dedicated to hiking trails in the Philadelphia area The Schuylkill Center   It seems hard to believe, but you can go hiking and leave city sights and sounds behind, all without leaving the city. The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education has over three miles of trails that loopRead More

Here’s Your Excuse to Go Take a Hike

National Take a Hike Day is held every November 17. The Adventure Travel Trade Association recently reported that hiking is the most popular outdoor activity. Of course this makes sense as it is the simplest activity to start. Though there are many hiking specific items you can purchase to make your hike more comfortable andRead More

Just Do It, Hiking Is Easy to Start

  If you are looking for a way to get out and enjoy nature, hiking is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to start. It requires practically no equipment and trails can be found to suit people of any activity level. With the establishment of many Philly-area trails on the sites of old rail beds,Read More