Whether you are having dinner with family or working hard to make sure other people have a great holiday, spending time outdoors is a great way to relax and connect with nature. #OptOutside was initially started as an alternative to the long lines and occasional fights associated with Black Friday and continues to be the choice for many people who prefer to spend their holiday outdoors.
GoPhillyGo is the easiest tool to find directions to great parks and trails without a car. Transportation is the biggest contributor to air pollution, so we want to make it easy for you to leave the car behind and opt outside. Download the GoPhillyGo Android App of save the mobile site to your homescreen for easy car free directions to parks, trails, and more!
We made a list of fun events happening over the holiday weekend, but you don’t need an event to enjoy nature. Check out the GoPhillyGo destination page and plan an adventure to your favorite park or one you have always wanted to visit. Happy holiday from GoPhillyGo!
Holiday Card Making at Bartram’s Garden
Guests will take a tour of this unique and historic estate in Southwest Philadelphia, then have the chance to make their own holiday card. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart will lead this program. Bartram’s Garden is accessible from the Route 36 Trolley at 56th Street and 51st Street. Click here for more information.
Day Off Camp: Rock On at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Bring the entire family to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for a day of fun kid friendly activities. Groups will explore local geology and learn how water shapes the Center’s landscape. You can access the Center from their recently opened gateway along the Schuylkill River Trail or use SEPTA bus routes 9, 27, and 62. Click here for more information.
Mindful Outdoor Experience #optoutside at Silver Lake Nature Center
Mindfulness helps connect our minds and bodies to nature in order to heighten awareness of our surroundings. Join an adults only group at Silver Lake Nature Center and practice mindfulness while you walk along the center’s trails. Check out the newly completed loop trail around the perimeter of the lake. Silver Lake Nature Center is near the Bristol Regional Rail Station and SEPTA Route 129. Click here for more information.
Drumstick Roll With Ted Apple and The Trail Less Traveled at Wissahickon Valley Park
Explore Wissahickon Valley Park at two fun events this holiday weekend. Enjoy a fun guided walk through the park on Thanksgiving morning, then explore the “Trail Less Traveled” on Friday and visit the area around the Henry Avenue Bridge. Click here for directions to “Drumstick Roll” and here for directions to “The Trail Less Traveled.” Click here for more information.