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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia

Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region's best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and even locals, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail.

Author(s)

Susan Charkes

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AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region's best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and even locals, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail.

Take a walk through historic Valley Forge, discover the beautiful French Creek State Park, see the Pinnacle's spectacular views, and visit New Jersey's famed Pine Barrens. Each trip includes useful information such as a detailed map showing parking areas and natural highlights, and a summary of trip characteristics. Many hikes are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail. You'll even find tips on the area's best snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, along with essays on the region's flora and fauna.

Inside You'll Find:
GPS coordinates to the start of each hike
Locator Map and "At-a-Glance Trip Planner" for easy planning
Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights
Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail
Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
Essays about the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the Philadelphia area

Additional Information

Author Susan Charkes
About the Author Susan Charkes lives in southeast Pennsylvania, and is a hike leader with AMC’s Delaware Valley Chapter and a trail maintainer with AMC-DV and Batona Hiking Club of Philadelphia. She writes frequently on nature, environment and the outdoors, including the “Nature’s Way” and “Nature of Bucks” columns for the Bucks County Herald. She works in the land conservation field.
Region Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Activity Hiking
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition 1st Edition (March 16, 2010)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 0.9 x 6 x 9 inches, 288 pages
ISBN-13 9781934028339

About the Author

Susan Charkes lives in southeast Pennsylvania, and is a hike leader with AMC’s Delaware Valley Chapter and a trail maintainer with AMC-DV and Batona Hiking Club of Philadelphia. She writes frequently on nature, environment and the outdoors, including the “Nature’s Way” and “Nature of Bucks” columns for the Bucks County Herald. She works in the land conservation field.