Bookmark These: Running and Hiking Routes to See Fairmount Park’s Historic Mansions on Foot
This past weekend, the Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted their third annual Jingle Jog, which takes runners on either a five-mile or 8.2-mile route through Fairmount Park to see the park’s historic mansions all decked out for the holidays. If you missed it because too many Friday happy hour margaritas (hey, it happens), not to fear: The folks at the Fairmount Park Conservancy posted the two routes from the Jingle Jog, which you can tackle running or hiking, on their blog today.
The first route, which rings in at five miles, sticks to East Fairmount Park, taking you past Strawberry Mansion, Woodford Mansion, Laurel Hill Mansion and Mount Pleasant Mansion. The longer 8.2-mile route continues into West Fairmount Park to pass Lemon Hill Mansion and Cedar Grove.
You can find the five-mile route here, and the 8.2-mile route here. We say you go ahead and bookmark ‘em, then make a point of traipsing through Fairmount Park this December to get your fit history lesson on.
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