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in the Philadelphia Region

This book is for people who want an outing in a country setting without wasting half the day getting there and back.  If you live in the Greater Philadelphia region, the excursions described here are close at hand.  The walks and bikeways explore the Delaware Valley’s outstanding parks, wildlife refuges, arboretums, and trail networks.  In winter many of the trails are suitable also for ski touring.

Delaware Canal State Park • Hugh Moore Historical Park and Canal Museum at the Lehigh Canal • Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park (New Jersey) • Hopewell Furnace National Historical Site • Schuylkill Trail: the Philadelphia-Valley Forge Bikeway • Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary at Mill rove • Evansburg State Park • Peace Valley Park and Peace Valley Nature Center • Tyler State Park • Washington Crossing Historic Park (Pennsylvania) and Washington Crossing State Park (New Jersey) • Morris Arboretum  of the University of Pennsylvania • Wissahickon Valley The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education • Pennypack Park and Lorimer Park • Fairmount Park, including the riverside circuit, the Belmont circuit, and the Tour de Fairmount • Ridley Creek State Park • Tyler Arboretum • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum • Brandywine Creek State Park (Delaware)

ISBN 0961496347 • $11.95 • 240 pages • 44 maps • by Alan Fisher