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bear mountain state park
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Bear Mountain State Park

FIELD GUIDE Location: Bear Mountain, NY Getting there: 134 miles from Center City — just under two and a half hours by car Personal space: […]

rocks state park hikes
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Rocks State Park

FIELD GUIDE Location: Jarrettsville, MD Getting there: 86 miles southwest of Center City — about an hour and a half by car Personal space: 855 […]

hiking near philadelphia
Things to Do

7 Glorious Hiking Destinations Within a Few Hours’ Drive of Philly

Every year about this time, we look forward to a little fall hiking. Some leaf-peeping. Maybe a bit of camping. But this year? This year […]

pinelands
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring the Pinelands and Wharton State Forest

FIELD GUIDE Location: Eastern NJ Getting there: Varies. Wharton State Forest is 26 miles from Center City — some areas are up to an hour […]

lums pond state park
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Lums Pond State Park

FIELD GUIDE Location: Bear, DE Getting there: 50 miles southwest of Center City — roughly one hour by car Personal space: 1,790 acres, including the […]

pine creek state park
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Pine Creek Gorge

FIELD GUIDE Location: North-central PA Getting there: 230 miles northwest of Center City — about four hours by car Personal space: The gorge is in […]

valley forge
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Valley Forge National Historical Park

FIELD GUIDE Location: Valley Forge, PA Getting there: 21 miles northwest of Center City — about 35 minutes by car Personal space: 3,452 acres, 35 […]

hickory run state park hike
Things to Do

Your Guide to Hiking and Exploring Hickory Run State Park

FIELD GUIDE Location: White Haven, PA Getting there: 90 miles north of Center City — about an hour and 40 minutes by car Personal space: […]

chef omar tate
Foobooz

Chef Omar Tate’s Plans for Philly Go Well Beyond Food

He caught the attention of the restaurant scene with a roving pop-up called Honeysuckle that explores and celebrates the Black American food experience. Now he’s […]

sustainable beauty products
Life & Style

8 Ways to Cut Back on Plastic Waste in Your Beauty and Wellness Routines

This article was originally published in our April 2020 print issue as a part of a guide to living a zero waste lifestyle. Given the […]

City Life

What Would Philly Look Like If Urbanists Ran the City?

By Claire Sasko· In the middle of a major crisis, it’s not exactly easy to think big. Not when our paychecks — and city coffers […]

living near grandparents
City Life

My 96-Year-Old Grandfather Moved to Town a Few Years Ago, and Nothing’s Been the Same Since

“Can you come over and help Pop-Pop? He got locked out of his iPad again.” My mom sounded frantic on the phone, as though my […]

philadelphia poverty
City Life

For 40 Years, Philly Mayors Have Promised to End Poverty. For 40 Years, I’ve Watched Them Fail.

There are so many poor folk in Philadelphia that in March, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke announced a plan that would lift 100,000 of […]

jersey shore in the fall
Things to Do

Your Guide to Fall Down the Shore

So it wasn’t exactly what we had planned, this summer. Even the Shore — our standby, our go-to — wasn’t a given. And frankly, even […]

cape may in the fall
Things to Do

Your Guide to Visiting Cape May in the Fall

This jewel of a Shore town — all postcard-perfect beaches, Victorian facades and adorable antiques shops — has a wild side the summer crowds miss: […]