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  • Marathon Farm

    Urban farm to table

    The local Marathon Grill chain launched this Brewerytown urban farming initiative to feed locally grown produce into its restaurants and provide agricultural education opportunities to the community.

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  • Mario Lanza Park

    A great community space named for the star singer

    Named for the beloved tenor and movie star born and raised just a few blocks away, the well-maintained Mario Lanza Park plays regular host to community gatherings and also features a separate area or dogs.

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  • Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

    A 200-acre forested nature preserve on the banks of the Delaware River

    Antonio and Mary Guererro established the Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary and Wilderness Trust in 1969.

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  • Marsh Creek State Park

    A 1,700-acre park in the rolling hills of northern Chester County

    Marsh Creek State Park

    A 1700-acre park in the rolling hills of northern Chester County

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  • Mason Dixon Trail

    A 193-mile link from the Brandywine Trail to the Appalachian Trail

    Follow the trail along the line that famously separated the northern states from the southern states in the 19th Century.

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  • Mill at Anselma

    Operating grist mill with three centuries of rich agricultural and industrial history

    Get a genuine taste of the past at this operating grist mill.

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  • Morris Arboretum

    A romantic Victorian landscape garden

    Morris Arboretum

    Stroll through the classical English landscape structures and sculpture gardens at Morris Arboretum, a 92-acre Victorian arboretum. Watch for birds as you enjoy the elegant beauty of the 19th-century grounds, complete with a formal rose garden, majestic old trees and unusual plants from North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. And the arboretum’s soaring permanent exhibit let’s you get a bird’s eye view of the forest on a 450-foot-long canopy walk more than 50 feet above ground level.

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  • Mount Pleasant

    The “grand dame” of Fairmount Park houses is one America’s great architectural gems

    Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Schuylkill River, Mount Pleasant was built in the 1760s by Scottish sea captain John McPherson.

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  • Moyamensing Point Park

    What was once bland stretch of asphalt is now a charming park

    Dedicated volunteers converted a dull stretch of Moyamensing Avenue asphalt into a small green space that stands out thanks to its attractive brick and wrought-iron touches.

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  • Mt. Cuba Center

    Fostering an appreciation for the plants of the Appalachian Piedmont

    The gardens at Mt. Cuba, a 630-acre non-profit center in the rolling hills of northern Delaware, are a delight of color and scent.

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  • Natural Lands Trust

    A non-profit land conservation organization

    The grounds of the Stroud Water Research Center.

    A non-profit land conservation organization, caring for natural areas throughout the Greater Philadelphia region

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  • Neshaminy State Park

    A tidal estuary along the banks of Neshaminy Creek more than 100 miles upriver from the Delaware Bay

    Neshaminy has both wooded trails and a paved drive for hiking, running and walking.

    A tidal estuary along the banks of Neshaminy Creek, more than 100 miles upriver from the Delaware Bay

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  • New Hope and Ivyland Railroad

    Narrated train rides through Bucks County

    New Hope and Ivyland Railroad takes you through through 35 miles of scenic countryside in beautiful Bucks County.

    Ride through 35 miles of scenic countryside in beautiful Bucks County, replete with flowing streams, rock cuts and the awesome Rushland Trestle which towers over the Neshaminy Creek.

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  • Nockamixon State Park

    The largest lake in Southeastern Pennsylvania, accompanied by a 5,283-acre park

    Lake Nockamixon State Park

    Offering more than 1,450 acres and four public launching areas, Lake Nockamixon is a popular spot for boating of all kinds, including catamarans and windsurfers. Anglers also enjoy this warm, expansive water lake, which is stocked with a variety of species.

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  • Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

    Dedicated to helping people develop a sound environmental ethic

    An environmental center amidst more than 665 acres of deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations

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  • Norristown Farm Park

    Wildlife, a working farm and breathtaking natural scenery

    Wildlife, a working farm and breathtaking natural scenery

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  • Northbrook Canoe Company

    Kayaking, canoeing and tubing along the scenic Brandywine River

    Northbrook Canoe Company

    Northbrook Canoe Company offers kayaking, canoeing and tubing along the scenic Brandywine River in Chester County, Pennsylvania, about an hour southwest of Philadelphia.

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  • Nottingham Barrens

    Part of the largest occurrence of serpentine barrens in the United States.

    Located on the chain of barrens that follows the Pennsylvania and Maryland border known as the state line serpentine barrens, this 630-acre park is home to a rich display of rare plants and animals.

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  • Palmer Park

    Park in the center

    This centrally located Frankford Avenue park is a well-trimmed, tree-filled space at the busy intersection of three streets.

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  • Palmer Park Farmers’ Market

    Shop local, shop al fresco

    This seasonal, open-air market offers fruits, vegetables, canned goods, flowers, honey and baked goods every Thursday afternoon from June through October.

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  • Paradocx Vineyard

    Unique wines made from homegrown grapes

    Paradocx Vineyard, which offers more than two-dozen wines, is nestled among the rolling hills of southern Chester County.

    Nestled among the rolling hills of southern Chester County, Paradocx Vineyard offers more than two-dozen wines, and is one of the only ones in the state to sell wine by the can. Committed to sustainable practices, the winery has launched two community-supported agriculture programs that encourage members to share produce and equipment.

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  • Peace Valley Lavender Farm

    Pick your own lavender — or pick up lavender home goods

    Six different types of lavender are available at Peace Valley Lavender Farm.

    Those who imagine themselves to be dwelling carefree amidst the gentle hills of Provence can pick their own lavender, in season.

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  • Peace Valley Park

    Lake Galena, at 365 acres, is a favorite recreational spot

    Bring a picnic for a lakeside lunch, or paddle out onto the glassy waters of Lake Galena and hook a bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill or carp.

    Fourteen miles of trails are just one of the many outdoor activities that Peace Valley Park has to offer. Bring a picnic for a lakeside lunch, or paddle out onto Lake Galena and hook a bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill or carp. The bird blind at the Peace Valley Nature Center next door offers quiet observation of cardinals, woodpeckers, finches, titmice, sparrows and more.

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  • Penn Park

    The art of fielding

    The beautiful green space at Penn Park in University City.

    A beautiful green area situated between Penn’s campus and the Schuylkill River waterfront, Penn Park features open space and recreational facilities available to the public from 6 a.m. to midnight.

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  • Penn Treaty Park

    Historic spot of peace along the Delaware River

    Penn Treaty Park in Northern Liberties.

    According to legend, Pennsylvania founder William Penn signed his treaty of peace with the local Lenape tribe under an elm tree just off the Delaware River in 1683.

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  • Pennsylvania Highlands,The

    Part of a 3.5 million acre greenway extending from south-central Pennsylvania to the Northwest corner of Connecticut.

    Part of a 3.5 million acre greenway extending from south-central Pennsylvania to the Northwestern corner of Connecticut.

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  • Pennypack Environmental Center

    An environmental education center and a dedicated bird sanctuary since 1958

    An environmental education center and a dedicated bird sanctuary since 1958.

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  • Pennypack Park

    A beautiful cousin to Philadelphia’s famous Wissahickon Gorge

    A beautiful cousin to Philadelphia’s famous Wissahickon Gorge.

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  • Pennypack Preserve

    More than 700 acres of natural meadows and woodlands

    More than 700 acres of natural meadows and woodlands

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  • Perkiomen Trail

    A 20-mile multi-use path from Valley Forge Park to Green Lane

    Walk, run or bike through the 20-mile Perkiomen Trail.

    Trace the route of the old Perkiomen Railroad from Valley Forge Park to Green Lane on a 20-mile trail that starts from its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail, through the lush valley of the Perkiomen Creek to Green Lane Park, the county’s largest park.

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