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  • Front Street green spaces

    A natural traffic buffer for I-95

    The leafy, welcoming areas along Front Street in Queen Village were constructed to act as a natural buffer between residents and I-95.

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  • Frosty Hollow Park and Tennis Center

    Seasonal Tennis Center with leagues, lessons, camps and tournaments

    With ten all-weather courts, the main game at this 95-acre Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation facility is definitely tennis.

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  • Garden Variety

    Community playground for grown ups

    A tucked-away open-air market across from Standard Tap, Garden Variety features food trucks (weekend brunch and monthly dinners by La Copine, late-night food by Dapper Dog), concerts, art displays, flea markets and other vendors.

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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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  • Go Vertical

    The region’s premier rock climbing gym

    Find all the challenges of the vertical world at this centrally located gym in 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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  • Gold Star Park

    Go for green space gold

    This pocket park close to the western edge of Pennsport, Gold Star earns a gold star for cleanliness and approachability.

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  • Great Tour of Philadelphia

    Free, 12-hour walking tour of more than 200 locations

    The Great Tour of Philadelphia begins at the National Constitution Center.

    Spend 12-hours exploring more than 200 historic and iconic city locations during the free Great Tour of Philadelphia.

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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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  • Greensgrow Farms

    A nationally recognized leader in urban farming

    Greensgrow, which grows food and flowers on land that as once deemed unusable, serves the local community through school tours and lessons on hydroponics, composting and raising bees.

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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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  • Haycock Stables Inc.

    Pony rides and horseback riding in Nockamixon State Park

    Family trail rides are a specialty, but couples can also be sure they’ll get courteous treatment at Haycock Stables Inc.

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  • Herron Park Sprayground

    Water world

    Wide-open Herron Park is equipped with a series of sprinklers and jets, making this “sprayground” the perfect play for kids on a hot day.

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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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  • Historic Yellow Springs

    An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting

    An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting

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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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  • I-Glide Tours

    The coolest way to get around the city

    I-Glide Tours

    Just stand up, lean forward, and glide – and you’ll be trying something new as you take in the sights of Philadelphia’s beautiful Fairmount Park on this exciting, two and a half hour guided tour.

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  • Independence Day Parade

    Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace

    The annual Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia.

    The Wawa Welcome America! Independence Day Parade is bigger and better than ever in 2013 with more than 5,000 participants from a dozen states.

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  • Independence National Historical Park

    The birthplace of American democracy

    The Liberty Bell Philadelphia

    Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals.

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  • Indian Valley Bikeworks

    A surburban bike-shop convenient to the Perkiomen Trail

    Explore the leafy backroads around this suburban Montgomery County town or head for the Perkiomen trailhead, which is located about three miles up the road from this Harleysville bike shop.

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  • Jay’s Pedal Power Bikes

    City’s first solar-powered bike shop

    The staff at Jay’s count more than 100 years of experience in the bike industry, and it shows in the staff’s customer service.

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  • Jefferson Square Park

    The community gathers in this 19th-century green space

    This classic 19th-century strolling park sat outside of Philadelphia’s boundaries when it was established. Because of its proximity to ports and saloons, it later would be used by the Union Army as an encampment site. Today, people enjoy the relaxing green space and fun events, such as movie screenings and concerts.

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  • Jenkins Arboretum

    A hardwood forest abloom with rhododendrons and azaleas

    A hardwood forest abloom with rhododendrons and azaleas.

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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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  • John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

    The place that inspired America’s first great naturalist

    The place that inspired America’s first great naturalist

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  • Julian Abele Park

    An awesome new neighborhood park at 22nd and Carpenter Streets

    This public green space has been revamped to make it even friendlier to local residents looking to relax in a clean, green setting.

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  • Kennett Run

    May 18: 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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  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

    At the races

    Since 2007, Fishtown’s to-the-north neighbor Kensington has held this one-of-a-kind competition, which sees teams building amazing, elaborate sculptures that also happen to be downhill-raceable vehicles.

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