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Be Well Philly

6 Gorgeous Philly-Area Hikes Near Breweries

Living in a large city like Philly, going on a hike isn’t always as easy as strapping on some boots and stepping out the door […]

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Go Get Lost in These Impressive Corn Mazes Near Philly This Fall

Dug out your favorite flannel yet? Keeping track of all the pumpkin-spice this and apple-cider that? We’re well into the season, and as great as […]

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Be Well Philly

9 Gorgeous Orchards for Apple Picking Within an Hour Drive of Philadelphia

Fall is making its big debut around Philadelphia, and we are so here for it. For one thing, it’s a refreshing break from the extreme […]

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These Are the Best Spots to Go Camping Near Philadelphia

This strange, unpredictable summer has us wanting to spend more time outdoors than ever — which is maybe why everyone and their brother seems to […]

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19 Bike Trails Around Philadelphia That You Need to Try

Biking is awesome because it’s a multi-tasking activity: You’re getting from point A to point B, and you’re also getting in a workout while you’re […]

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10 Hikes Near Philadelphia With Waterfalls and Gorgeous Views

If you’re a nature-loving city dweller, any chance you get to dive into Philly’s surrounding wooded spots can be a nice reprieve from all the […]

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City Life

I Let My Son Try Archery Deer Hunting in Philly. Here’s What It Was Like

You might say that my wife and I were more than a little surprised when our 13-year-old son announced that he wanted to go deer […]

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Things to Do

Your Guide to Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park

Here’s how to make the most out of Fairmount Park. Hit Up Trails That Aren’t Kelly Drive Get away from the crowds. Boxers’ Trail  This […]

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Philly’s Bikeout Will Cruise Through a New Region This Fall

For four years, Philadelphia’s Bikeout has been bringing together bicyclists of every level for a combo biking and camping trip. The community-focused fitness and wellness […]

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You Can Try a New Racquet Sport in Manayunk This Summer

You’ve probably played tennis. You’ve almost definitely heard of pickleball. The game of squash most likely rings a bell. But padel? Never heard of it. Padel […]

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Where to Learn to Row Around Philadelphia

If you’ve ever walked along Kelly Drive, you’ve probably gazed with envy at a sculler paddling gracefully down the Schuylkill. Deceivingly serene, the exercise is […]

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City Life

The Oval Is Officially Open

It’s an urbanist’s dream: repurposing a forgettable parking lot into a gigantic ground-level mural, nixing the “ing” and creating a park in its stead. That’s what […]

fitness alive pool workout
Be Well Philly

10 Healthy Things to Do Around Philly When It’s Too Darn Hot Outside

Look, you don’t have to tell us twice that it’s ridiculously hot out there. And while even the idea of going for a run in […]

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Be Well Philly

Kayaking Excursions On the Delaware Return For a Second Summer

This story has been updated. When someone coming to Philly for the first time asks for a “must-do,” it’s common to hear (and give) recommendations […]

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5 Places to Rent Outdoor Gear for a Summer’s Worth of Adventures

Looking to get off your beach blanket this season? With their nearly seamless rental programs, these local resources make being a spontaneous outdoors enthusiast a […]