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  • Awbury Arboretum

    A wee bit of England transplanted to Germantown

    Awbury Arboretum

    The entrance to Awbury transports visitors from city streets into a country retreat that’s the largest remaining oasis of open space in Germantown. Trails weave through 55 acres landscaped in the English romantic style, with open meadows, ponds, woods and rolling hills.

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  • Binky Lee Preserve

    A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural lands

    Binky Lee Preserve

    A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural lands

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  • Blue Cross Broad Street Run

    A 10-mile road race along Philadelphia’s historic Broad Street

    The Broad Street Run

    The 10-mile, point-to-point course is a gentle downgrade that runs from the northern edge of Philadelphia down to its southern tip.

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  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

    A natural habitat for Pennsylvania’s native plants

     Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

    Bring your binoculars with you to Bowman’s, a hilltop preserve where more than 1,000 species of native perennial woodland wildflowers, trees, shrubs and ferns draw an array of birds. Take the seasonal bloom guide as you follow the trails that link woodland, meadow and dry upland habitats — the grounds beautifully showcase the wondrous diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania in a 100-acre natural landscape.

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  • Brandywine Conservancy’s Wildflower and Native Plant Garden

    A garden that inspired the paintings of three generations of Wyeths

    The gardens surround the Brandywine River Museum of Art

    A garden that inspired the paintings of three generations of Wyeths

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  • Central Perkiomen Valley Park

    More than 800 acres along the Perkiomen Creek

    More than 800 acres along the Perkiomen Creek

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  • Crow’s Nest Preserve

    A nature preserve composed of four 19th-century farms

    A nature preserve composed of four 19th-century farms

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  • Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

    A 165-mile trail connecting waterways, rails and trails along a historic railroad path

    A 165-mile trail connecting waterways, rails and trails along a historic railroad path

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  • Delaware Canal State Park

    The only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era

    Delaware Canal State Park

    Stroll through a stretch of American history at Delaware Canal State Park, a 60-mile linear park along the Delaware River from Easton to Bristol. Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo-laden boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by people looking for exercise and recreation.

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  • Delhass Woods

    170 acres of walking trails and rare habitats

    170 acres of walking trails and rare habitats

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  • Drexel Park

    Spectacular skyline views from the west side

    Both Powelton residents and Drexel students flock to this 2.5-acre oasis for its walking paths, benches and open green space, where picnics, Frisbee games, reading and sunbathing are the main activities. And that view—it makes a typical day in the park visually stunning.

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  • Evansburg State Park

    Green space and natural solitude along the banks of Skippack Creek

    Evansburg State Park offers a chance to relax in the tranquility of the natural world.

    A mix of cropland, meadows, old fields and mature woodlands, Evansburg State Park offers a chance to relax in the tranquility of the natural world. There’s also plenty for the sports enthusiast: a golf course, four regulation baseball fields, 15 miles of designated trails for horseback riding, a five-mile mountain bike trail, more than 1,000 acres open to hunting during established seasons and fishing — Skippack Creek is stocked with bass and trout, along with more uncommon finds like eel and catfish.

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  • Fairmount Park

    One of the world’s largest city park systems

    Biking riding through Fairmount Park

    With more than 9,200 acres of rolling hills, gentle trails, relaxing waterfront and shaded woodlands, Fairmount Park keeps a wealth of natural landscapes within easy reach of all city residents.

    You can take a stroll, head out for an afternoon of softball, organized frisbee or pier-side fishing, or just settle in for a family picnic. There are miles of trails for horseback riding, off-road cycling and deep-woods hiking, yet there are also tours of historic mansions, Japanese tea ceremonies and outdoor concerts. Three environmental centers, as well as a wildlife refuge treatment center, help bring the natural world to life for adults as well as children.

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  • Fairmount Running Company

    Don’t walk, run to this shop staffed by experts

    A favorite among the neighborhood runners, this shop is staffed by lifelong runners and coaches and carries every major brand of running sneakers, apparel and accessories.

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  • Fingerspan

    1987 by Jody Pinto

    The Fingerspan Bridge in the Wissahickon

    Ready for a more rugged hike? In the Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park, the “Form and Function” program commissioned a bridge that resembles a human finger, complete with a “nail” at one end. With this steel span across a picturesque gorge, artist Jody Pinto hoped to make hikers feel a literal connection between the human body and the natural world.

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  • Fort Washington State Park

    George Washington’s one-time fort is now a bird-watching haven

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  • Franklin Field

    Historic home of Penn football

    Operational since the turn of the 20th century, Franklin Field is a nearly 53,000-seat stadium best-known as the home of Penn football and the host of the annual international Penn Relays gathering.

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  • Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge

    A 52-acre wooded trail and living tribute to the nation’s medal of honor recipients

    Take a patriotic walk through the wooded trails of the Medal of Honor Grove.

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  • Ghost Tours of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s most unusual nighttime attraction

    A haunted Independence Hall

    In the mood for something truly spooky? Try one of Philadelphia’s candlelit walking tours of America’s most historic and haunted cities, where enchanting tour guides will lead you through Independence Hall and Washington Square to show you the haunted spots of Philadelphia.

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  • Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens

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

    Even the most casual visitor can see the dramatic difference between the life that thrives atop the barren rock and the lush green growth of the surrounding deciduous forest in this particular section of the Appalachian Highlands.

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  • Green Lane Nature Center

    Learning about nature is fun the whole family

    Located in Green Lane Park, the Green Lane Nature Center is the environmental education facility for the Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services department.

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  • Green Lane Park

    Overnight equestrian camping amid wooded trails and gorgeous views

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  • Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

    An oasis of restored nature amid quickly developing suburbs

    Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

    See a natural ecosystem re-emerging as you explore the oasis of meadows, woodlands and wetlands nestled among the quickly developing suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales.

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  • Hildacy Farm Preserve

    Woodlands meet meadows in a 55-acre preserve

    Hildacy Farm Preserve

    Headquarters for Natural Lands Trust regional conservation work

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  • Horse Shoe Trail

    Journey from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail

    A challenging 130-mile trail connecting Valley Forge National Historic Park to the Appalachian Trail

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  • Hortulus Farm

    One of the region’s most significant private gardens

    An 18th-century, 100-acre farm, complete with 30 acres of gardens, walks and a nursery, Hortulus Farm includes major perennial and summer borders, bircha and pine allees, important herb and vegetable gardens, and lovely meandering trails and walks.

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  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

    Pennsylvania’s largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh

    With 1000 acres, ten miles of trails and many native wildlife and plants, the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum protects the largest fresh water tidal marsh in Pennsylvania.

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  • Kennett Run

    May 17: A spring run through Chester County

    Kennett Run

    Serious runners, biathletes and weekend warriors will find the right kind of challenge at this family-friendly event, held each year in the charming and historic borough of Kennett Square.

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  • Lemon Hill

    Founding father Robert Morris’ hilltop estate

    Lemon Hill is one of Fairmount Park’s most enduring attractions, an open-to-the-public Federal-style architectural beauty built in 1800.

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  • Liberties Walk

    Breathe in the fresh air and browse the shops

    People strolling down the four blocks of this mixed-use space see kids riding bikes, owners walking their dogs and friends enjoying the outdoors.

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