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Old 10-13-2019, 08:09 AM
 
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A couple of those are too far away and not worth the drive hassle. For me to get from south Philly across the city west is another feat in itself. If I could teleport to those places then yes; But just looking for a low stress way to somewhere close. Things still seem to point to south Jersey,as I am close enough to the bridges here.
Washington Crossing is about an hour up I-95 N to 295 E. Not a difficult drive at all.

You might want to visit Bristol Borough -- an easy drive up I-95 N.

http://visitbristolborough.com/about-bristol-borough/

https://tourbristol.org/

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Old 10-13-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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A couple of those are too far away and not worth the drive hassle. For me to get from south Philly across the city west is another feat in itself. If I could teleport to those places then yes; But just looking for a low stress way to somewhere close. Things still seem to point to south Jersey,as I am close enough to the bridges here.
Spooked by the Schuylkill? (Exit 340A takes you to Lincoln Drive, which runs right into the Wissahickon Park. There are places to park at the entrance to Forbidden Drive and at Rittenhouse Town.)

SEPTA Regional Rail too cumbersome? (You could take the Chestnut Hill West line to St. Martins station and walk west on St. Martin's Lane; you'll end up at Valley Green Inn.)

I generally consider a "day trip" a drive of two hours or so each way. The Jersey Shore, for instance, qualifies from where I live. And if Medford qualifies for you, I really don't see how the Wissahickon would be more stressful.

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Old 10-13-2019, 09:03 AM
 
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Longwood Gardens, and the Brandywine River Museum are always nice escapes.
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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Rancocas State Park

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksand.../rancocas.html
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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Sorry, OP. I posted to the wrong thread. (Fat fingers and a small phone early int he a.m. don't mix)
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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Ridley Creek state park/Tyler arboretum are close, near media. Assuming you already know of John Heinz nature preserve, Schuylkill center, wissahickon park, Morris arboretum, awbury arboretum.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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I generally consider a "day trip" a drive of two hours or so each way. The Jersey Shore, for instance, qualifies from where I live. And if Medford qualifies for you, I really don't see how the Wissahickon would be more stressful.
Because,as I had mentioned,trying to cross the city is more stressful than just a hop over the bridge...and I'd still be in the city. Escaping crowds is right next to escaping noise.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:26 PM
 
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Blueberry Hill Trail(s)

https://southjerseytrails.org/2013/0...-gibbsboro-nj/

I met this guy through a Pine Barrens group in about 2005. With a job, wife, and two children, he no longer has enough time to get lost in the woods, but he's made good use of the time that he has.

I just remembered Palmyra Cove Nature Preserve! It can be quite busy on a nice day during the weekend, but lower temperatures and rain keep many people away.

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Old 10-14-2019, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Because,as I had mentioned,trying to cross the city is more stressful than just a hop over the bridge...and I'd still be in the city. Escaping crowds is right next to escaping noise.
May I suggest you consider living outside the city as well?

Sounds like city living doesn't agree with you at all. If it's a necessity that you live in South Philly, okay, but if it's that stressful just moving around it and experiencing it on a day-to-day basis, I suspect you'd be doing your psyche a favor by moving to someplace quieter and less crowded.
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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May I suggest you consider living outside the city as well?

Sounds like city living doesn't agree with you at all. If it's a necessity that you live in South Philly, okay, but if it's that stressful just moving around it and experiencing it on a day-to-day basis, I suspect you'd be doing your psyche a favor by moving to someplace quieter and less crowded.
Oh wouldn't that be nice,but you see I'm kind of stuck here for the moment...
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