Bundle Up for Cool Weather Fun


Just because the weather is growing colder doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate! There are a ton of sweater-weather activities happening on the trails. Bundle up and see what’s going on at a Circuit Trail near you! 

Treat your dog to a play-date with pup-friends

While the weather feels colder to us humans, your furry friend loves the break from the heat! Take your nearest Circuit Trail to the closest park and treat your pup! For city pooches, explore the Schuylkill River Dog Run, Penn’s Landing Dog Park, Triangle Dog Park or Pooch Park at Cooper River Park – all located #onthecircuit. 

Become a nature expert on the D&L trail

Explore the year-round programs offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) on the D&L Trail. DNCR offer environmental, historical and recreational. Programs include classes in survival in nature, life on the canal, rock climbing and digital photography. For more information, visit the DCNR website.

Fight off the winter sniffles

Clinical Herbalist Kelly McCarthy is hosting a workshop at Bartram’s Garden. McCarthy will teach simple remedies that can be made in the kitchen to help ward off the common cold and flu this winter. Workshop attendees will learn how to make a cough syrup, fire cider, anti-microbial tea and a sinus clearing steam. Everyone will go home with a jar of fire cider! To register, or for more information, on the Nov. 13 workshop, visit the Bartram’s Garden website.

Share a ride on the Schuylkill River Trail

Switch things up a bit and rent a tandem bike, duece coupe or surrey to explore the trails on a new ride with friends and family. Have a little fun with it! For more information or rental hours, visit Wheel Fun Rentals website.


Explore the Tacony Creek Trail with a guided nature tour

Once a month at Tacony Creek Park, environmental educator Judith Gratz leads the Nature’s Hidden Surprises tour. This November explore seeds; how they travel and grow. The December nature walk includes a Winter Scavenger hunt consisting of finding things like animal tracks! The Nature’s Hidden Surprises walks spark curiosity about the environment around you and provide opportunities to have all your nature-related questions answered. For more information about the morning nature walks, visit the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed website. 

Bask in the natural beauty surrounding the Circuit Trails

Enjoy a self-guided tour on any of the hundreds of miles of Circuit Trails to enjoy the ever-changing environment of the beautiful autumn season. You could grab a hot cup of apple cider and walk the trails at sunset to witness the sun shining through the foliage or create a scavenger hunt for the family to enjoy. Whatever you do, don’t let the cool temperatures stop you from enjoying the trails! We highlighted what we think are some of the best foliage viewing spots in a previous blog post.

We want to see what you’re experiencing on the trails! When posting photos of your experiences on the trails, be sure to tag #onthecircuit! 

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