Verse & Vinyasa Saturday, August 25, 9–11 am, Contemplate the wonders of Tide Field during this all-levels workshop that engages a combination of mantra-based poetry, alignment-based Vinyasa Yoga and sound. Led by Nina “Lyrispect” Ball and Jean-Jacques Gabriel.
With this hike, you get a little bit of everything! We’ll explore a little over 3 miles of trails starting at the Lavender Trail in Chestnut Hill, connecting to the White Trail to visit the Tedyuscung Statue, cross over the Rex Avenue Bridge onto Forbidden Drive, and cross over the Covered Bridge. From here we’ll explore the Orange Trail and return to the Lavender Trail. Learn about the history of the bridges, Depression Era trails, and hotels that once stood in this area. Amazing views from high and low! Children are welcome. Level: Moderate
Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and learn how 3 generations of the Bartram family helped Philadelphia become a mecca of natural science, education, and government. Their explorations of the wild American frontier not only altered the horticultural landscape of a young America itself, but also Great Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world.
Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail’s fifth annual Full Moon Ride will be a magical event, featuring a Mercer Meadows pond alight with floating lanterns, a ride through “Firefly Lane” with twinkling lights in the tree canopy, and live music, among other activities, on Sunday, August 26. Co-sponsored by the Mercer County Parks Commission, the event runs from 7 to 11:30 p.m., starting in the picnic pavilion area of Mercer Meadows Park.
Full Moon Paddle Sunday, August 26, 7–9 pm, enjoy Tide Field under the moonlight. Row the full Moon tide in illuminated skiffs while enjoying sounds by Osagie. Free rods, bait, and tackle available for catch and release night fishing.