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  1. The Top 5 Spots for Paddling near Philadelphia

    Grab a friend, your 'yak, and a cooler of cold ones and jump into one of these top spots for paddling near Philadelphia.

  2. Exploring Philly's Hidden Trails on Belmont Plateau

    Philadelphia's Belmont Plateau is an urban oasis with fascinating history, plenty of singletrack trails, and wonderful views of the city.

  3. Paddling on the Schuylkill River with Standup Philly

    Enjoying time on the Schuylkill River and the Philadelphia skyline on a paddleboard from Standup Philly.

  4. A Kayaking and Camping Adventure on the Delaware River

    A three-day paddling trip on the Delaware River north of Philadelphia provides plenty of excitement and a surprise visitor.

  5. 5 Great Long Runs in Philadelphia

    In marathon training, long runs are a must every weekend. These five trails in Philadelphia make for a great way to put in the miles.

  6. How to Help Give Back to Philadelphia's Outdoors

    Whether planting trees or constructing trails, here are five fantastic ways to give back to Philadelphia's outdoors.

  7. Top 5 Day Hikes near Philadelphia

    Surprising to some, there are actually plenty of worthwhile and memorable day hikes near Philadelphia worth taking year round.

  8. The Best Campgrounds Near Philly to Escape the Urban Grind

    Nestled snugly at the base of the Delaware River Valley within a stone's throw from some of Pennsylvania's most scenic campgrounds, it's not as hard as you might think to go camping near Philadelphia.

  9. Exploring the Best Waterfall Hikes in Pennsylvania

    These waterfall hikes, within a few hours of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offer some of the best views on the east coast.

  10. Follow Joe Frazier’s Footsteps on Philadelphia Running Trail

    The 3.8-mile Boxers' Trail is a tree-lined Philadelphia running and hiking path that was once popular with fighters in the 1960s.

  11. The Top 5 Winter Festivals in Philadelphia

    Chilly weather doesn't mean you can't kick up your heels. Let the good times roll at one of these winter festivals in Philadelphia.

  12. How (and Where) to Celebrate the New Year in Philadelphia

    From rustic cabins in the Poconos, to late night parties just outside the city, here's how to celebrate the New Year in Philadelphia.

  13. The 5 Best Ski Mountains in the Poconos

    Home to terrain parks, wooded trails and the highest ski mountain in Pennsylvania, here's our pick of the best ski mountains in the Poconos.

  14. Perfect Philly Pairings: Adventure and Beer

    Just in time for cooler temps, these perfect Philly pairings are a great way to blend your favorite adventure with your favorite seasonal brew.

  15. Philadelphia's December Bucket List: 10 Must-Do Adventures Before 2016

    Whether sipping seasonal ciders or visiting one of the most unique boulder fields in New England, there's no shortage of fun things to do in Philly this holiday season.

  16. 5 Philly Adventures To Have This Thanksgiving (Besides Running a Turkey Trot)

    Skip the crowded courses and race fees in favor of one of these five outdoor Philly adventures this Turkey Day.

  17. Top 10 Tips for Running the Philadelphia Marathon

    Run your personal best with tips for running the Philadelphia Marathon from a three-time veteran of the race.

  18. The Story Behind Lorimer Park: An Underrated Gem in Northeast Philly

    Nestled quietly in the suburbs of Northeast Philadelphia, Lorimer Park is a 230-acre, verdant swath of wooded land that offers a quiet retreat for urban dwellers and suburbanites alike.

  19. Cyclocross Racing Near Philadelphia: 4 Must-Do Late Autumn Events

    Get off the road and into the mud at one of these four cyclocross races near Philadelphia.

  20. 5 Philly Halloween Activities for Adventurous Spirits

    Get your spook on with five Philly Halloween activities sure to get your heart pumping with frightful fun.

  21. The Best Places for Autumn Apple Picking near Philly

    Fall is in full swing in Philadelphia. To celebrate the season, here are a handful of some of the best places for apple picking near Philly.

  22. 4 Amazing Spots for Viewing Fall Foliage Near Philadelphia

    Take advantage of the season at these four destinations near Philadelphia to hike, bike, run and take in the spectacular fall foliage.

  23. Proud Stewards of One of Philly's Largest Parks: The Friends of the Wissahickon

    Founded in 1924, the Friends of the Wissahickon are the proud stewards of the Wissahickon Valley Park and the caretakers of its 57 miles of trails.

  24. Add Treasure Hunting to Your Outdoor Trips By Geocaching Around Philadelphia

    Geocaching uses smartphones and GPS for a high-tech treasure hunt that provides Philadelphia kids with a great introduction to the outdoors.

  25. Urban Blazers Gives Philly Kids a Taste of the Outdoors

    The nonprofit Urban Blazers in Philadelphia works to provide inner city kids with meaningful experiences in the outdoors.