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Schuylkill Banks Riverboat Tours: Bartram's Garden (Summer and Fall Weekends)

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house.

Saturdays at 12pm and 1pm:

Sundays at 12pm and 1pm:

Sunday at 2pm:

Tickets: Adults $30, Children age 12 and under $17

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the boat, and there are picnic tables and a lawn area at Bartram's Garden for those who wish to bring a picnic lunch.

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Schuylkill Banks Riverboat Tours: Secrets of the Schuykill (Summer Thursdays & Saturdays)

A one-hour fun and fact-filled boat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to iconic 20th century buildings and award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

Thursdays at 5:30pm and 7pm:

Saturdays at 2pm and 3:30pm:

Saturdays at 5:45pm and 7:15pm:

Tickets: Adults $22, Children age 12 and under $12

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Nature's Hidden Surprises in Tacony Creek Park

NATURE'S HIDDEN SURPRISES: A monthly Wednesday morning walk series in Tacony Creek Park

Join TTF Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for themed nature walks in Tacony Creek Park! September's walk will be about creeks.  You will learn about the critters that live in the water, the signs of a healthy creek, and how can help keep the creek clean.



CONTACT: /215.744.1853


Trail Tuesdays: Breathe Easier

Part of a series of health related seminars in partnership with Lankenau Medical Center and the Friends of the  Cynwyd Heritage Trail. Contact info@cynwydtrail.org or visit cynwydtrail.org for more details.


Pedaling through the National Parks

The third ride in the Schuylkill River Trail Bike Tour Series, Pedaling through our National Parks, is a two-day event incorporating a ride along the Schuylkill River Trail with visits to three national parks.  Riders pedal about 30 miles per day, with options to participate in one or both days.


When:
Saturday Sept.20 & Sunday Sept. 21, 2014.  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
  Register for either or both days! Scroll down for details about each day.

Where:  

Saturday: Ride begins at Hopewell Furnace National Historical Site and ends at Valley Forge National Historic Park

 

Sunday: Ride begins at Valley Forge and ends at Independence National Historic Park

All participants & their bikes are shuttled back to their cars on both days.
 

Cost

  • $50 per day; $95 for both days early bird price.  
  • Children 15 & under $25 per day; $50 both days. 
  • After 9/5 $55 per day; $100 for both days for adults, and $30 per day for children.

Amenities: Price includes well-marked route, light breakfast, full lunch, snacks and water at rest stops, tours at each of the parks and free t-shirt (t-shirt not available if registering after 9/5). 


Learn more here
 
Questions? Call the Schuylkill River Heritage Area at 484-945-0200; or email  
  

Ride Details

Day 1 (about 30 miles):  The trip will begin on Saturday Sept. 20 at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, with a light breakfast and park tours. Cyclists will travel about 10 miles to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area headquarters in Pottstown for lunch and a brief program then continue to Valley Forge National Historical Park for a ranger led  program.. There will be a bike/passenger shuttle back to Hopewell. 

Day 2 (about 30 miles): The second day of the ride begins with a light breakfast at Valley Forge National Historical Park and follows the Schuylkill River Trail to Philadelphia. Cyclists will stop for lunch and a program about the Washington Rochambeau National Historic Trail. From there, they will ride into Philadelphia to Independence National Historical Park, where they will be given guided tours of Independence Hall. From there they return back to Valley Forge via bike/passenger shuttle.

Register early! Ride limited to 200 riders per day.  

Due to the width of the trail, no bicycle trailers will be permitted on this ride. Helmets are recommended. No day of event registrations accepted. Registration closes 9/18.  


Haverford Township Day - Blazing Trails

Haverford Twp Day with a parade, many tables, bands, food,hopefully a beginners cycling training session, walks, hikes, and bike rides.


Explore the Circuit - Phillies Navy Yard Ride

Join the Bicycle Coalition for a Saturday evening ride to and from the Navy Yard. Participants will rendezvous at 4 PM* and enjoy a city ride to  Citizens Bank Park, where at 4:30 PM they will meet up with riders who drove in from the suburbs. After exploring the Navy Yard by bike, the route will take us back to Citizen's Bank Park, just in time to watch the Phillies beat the Braves at 7:05. Please note: tickets to the baseball game must be purchased by individuals - the Bicycle Coalition is not providing tickets to the game. 

The Phillies Navy Ride is free for current Bicycle Coalition members - just type in the Member discount code: Benefits2014.  Not a member? A $20 ticket gets you a spot on the ride and a year-long membership with all the benefits

Please register here. Registration is required for specific meetup location.

Tags: Navy Yard

Nature's Hidden Surprises in Tacony Creek Park

NATURE'S HIDDEN SURPRISES: A monthly Wednesday morning walk series in Tacony Creek Park

Join TTF Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for themed nature walks in Tacony Creek Park! Ever wonder what plants are in your park? Join in October's nature walk to learn how you can identify which plants are native and which are invasive. 


CONTACT: /215.744.1853 


Tulpehaking Nature Center at the Abbott Marshlands

Sat., Oct. 11. Family Fun Day at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. 10 AM – 4 PM.

Test your skills against beavers, see live marsh animals, and enjoy other activities, tours, and giveaways. Helps us celebrate the nature center’s opening weekend!

Contact info: 609-303-0704

Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610

www.mercercountyparks.org/parks/tulpehaking-nature-center

Tags: D&R Canal


Explore the Circuit - Chester Valley Trail Walk

Join the Bicycle Coalition in a behind the scenes look at an unfinished segment of the Circuit. Participants will rendezvous at 1 PM* to take a walk in unpaved territory via the planned Chester Valley Trail segment between Norristown and King of Prussia. Sarah Clark Stuart, the Bicycle Coalition's Policy Director, will be present to provide detailed information about the Circuit.  

The Chester Valley Trail Walk is free for current Bicycle Coalition members - just type in the Member discount code: Benefits2014.  Not a member? A $20 ticket gets you a spot on the ride and a year-long membership with all the benefits

Register here. *Registration is required for specific meetup location.

 

Trail Tuesdays: If the Shoe Fits

Part of a series of health related seminars in partnership with Lankenau Medical Center and the Friends of the  Cynwyd Heritage Trail. Contact info@cynwydtrail.org or visit cynwydtrail.org for more details.


Explore the Circuit - Gobble Gobble Heritage Walk

Join the Bicycle Coalition to get moving after Turkey Day. Participants will rendezvous at 1 PM* and walk the proposed trail from Pencoyd to Manayunk via the Cynwyd Heritage and Schuylkill River Trails. A staff member from The Bicycle Coalition's Policy Department will be present to provide detailed information about each section of the Circuit.  

The Gobble Gobble Heritage Walk is free for current Bicycle Coalition members - just type in the Member discount code: Benefits2014.  Not a member? A $20 ticket gets you a spot on the ride and a year-long membership with all the benefits

Register here. *Registration is required for specific meetup location.