Recently I found myself just north of Philadelphia. Since I was already up there, I thought it would be fun to check out a new park and see what I saw. I spent about 2 hours there and walked between 4-5 miles. Some of the park is paved trail, some is grassy, muddy, and rugged terrain. It truly has a bit of everything. There are plenty of runnable paths and it would be a good spot to run if you’re in the area again.
A lot of the trails are paved which can be used for biking too. During my walk I saw bikers, walkers, hikers, and even horseback riders. In fact, when I stopped to let a horse pass, it licked me.
I enjoyed all of the different surfaces of the park. I wanted to test out my Hoka Speedgoat Midis on new surfaces so opted to wear them. They were great for all terrain including pavement, dirt, grass, and muddy water (my feet stayed dry when I sunk into a few inches of mud).
It starts off walking across a dam. It’s all paved and there were people fishing as well.
While there isn’t a lot of drastic elevation change, there is some.
We walked through huge fields as well. I thought perhaps it could be used as a cross country course too. Maybe it has been.
Even found some “creatures”.
I also thought it would be funny to try and fit into this tree that had fallen and was hallowed out. Why, I don’t know.
There is even a beautiful covered bridge in the middle of the park as well.
In all, it was a quiet, fun, hike. If you are in the area and looking for something relaxing to do, I recommend it.
You can see all hikes here.
Questions for you:
What is your favorite low key park?
Have you ever been horseback riding?
I did when I was much younger.