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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 […]

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New Philly-Based Fitness App Makes Incentivizing Workouts Its Mission

A workout without added incentive — you know, aside from the endorphin rush — is a workout many people probably (definitely) won’t end up doing. So […]

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8 Places for Hiking in Philadelphia with Kids

The playground is fun and all, but going for long walks — in nature — is something that benefits everyone in the family. Babies can nap, kids […]

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The Prettiest Fitness Challenge Ever: Tackle All of the Wissahickon’s Trails

There isn’t much better incentive to get your heart rate up in the great outdoors come fall than the promise of catching a good glimpse […]

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Outdoor Activities in Philly: The Ultimate Outdoors Cheat Sheet for Summer

Trust us: We know how easy it is to get stuck watching Grey’s Anatomy episode after Grey’s Anatomy episode while sprawled out in front of the […]

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5 Healthy Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day in Philly

Sure, you’re probably prepared to indulge in the dinner of your dad’s choice this Sunday night, but for those of you who want to get the […]

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Listen Up, Trail Runners and Hikers: Black Bear Spotted in the Wissahickon

Does a bear swim in the Wissahickon? Apparently so. According to a Facebook post from the Friends of the Wissahickon, a black bear was spotted on Forbidden […]

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Love Hiking Around Philly? Bookmark This Awesome New Hiking Resource 

The Wissahickon is to my hiking life as Sweetgreen is to my work-lunch life: It’s great and it’s my  go-to because it’s great. But, like […]

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Discover Hidden Wonders in Fairmount Park with This Guided Hiking Series

When you think of Philadelphia, vibrant woodlands aren’t the first thing that comes to mind — but Philly is actually teeming with natural acres of […]

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13 Reasons We Can’t Wait for Warm Weather in Philly

Lately, the weather has been like a flaky Tinder date. One minute, it’s sunny and warm and the next, it’s cold and isn’t answering your […]

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Meet Matzo Ball, This Week’s Adoptable Hiking Dog

As you might know, every week we team up with our friends at the Monster Milers to feature an adoptable running dog. But this week, […]

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50 Acres of East Fairmount Park to Reopen to Public After Years of Being Fenced Off

Remember back when Emily, our fearless Be Well Philly leader, rappelled down 31 stories in the middle of Center City one weekday afternoon? Yes: 31 stories. […]

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Happy Trails: The Best (Less Crowded) Places to Hike Around Philly

Going hiking during a fall weekend is a no-brainer: It doesn’t cost a dime, you get your heart rate up, and, oh, the leaves. But […]

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10 Reasons We Are So Stinkin’ Excited for Fall in Philly

Summer is great for many things: ditching work early on a Friday, backyard barbecues, day drinking on the beach without shame. But fall is a […]

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Bust Out Your Sneakers: Pennsylvania Hiking Week Starts Tomorrow

We know what you’ll be doing this weekend: A whole lot of hiking. Pennsylvania Hiking Week kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, May 30th and runs through […]