9 Best Places to Walk and Hike Near Philadelphia



Manayunk Towpath

What you’ll see: Spend the day enjoying the crisp air, changing leaves, and sunlight reflecting off water as you follow this two-mile path along the Manayunk Canal. Check manayunkcanal.org for a downloadable walking tour brochure, which includes some of the plant and animal highlights of the trek.

Access: The Towpath is accessible from Fairmount Park to the East and from the Schuylkill River Trail to the West, with numerous access points along Manayunk’s Main Street.

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, April 20

Stop by the Big Book Sale at Book Corner (10 a.m.) to pick up some summer reading to benefit the Free Library.

Guys Night Out goes to see The Tempermentals (6:45 p.m.), a play set in McCarthy’s pre-Stonewall America, at the Adrienne Theatre.

Men of All Colors Together hosts a meet and greet at the William Way (7:30 p.m.).

The Opera Company of Philadelphia presents Manon Lescaut (8 p.m.) at the Academy of Music.

Alison Krauss & Union Station plays Caesars Atlantic City (9 p.m.).

Happy third anniversary, Stimulus! The women’s party celebrates (10 p.m.) at Shampoo with a four-hour open bar.

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