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Old 10-12-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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I know it sounds contradictory,but any ideas on areas nearby to escape the noise of the city? The closest I can think of that I've been to is places like Medford NJ. Any others?
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I know it sounds contradictory,but any ideas on areas nearby to escape the noise of the city? The closest I can think of that I've been to is places like Medford NJ. Any others?
As in places to move to?

Almost anywhere in Bucks County north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The closer to the Lehigh County line the quieter.

New Hope, which is one big party, may be an exception to this rule.
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Black Run Preserve in Marlton.

https://blackrun.org/

Just avoid the times when they have guided walks or events.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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As in places to move to?
Day trips.
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:25 AM
 
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I would say do some more thinking about whether you want to live in the city/Pennsylvania or back closer to home in New Jersey. You don’t say whether you are from North Jersey, or South Jersey.

I know that the distance from Philadelphia to South Jersey is it that far, but if you think you will be doing most of your nonwork activities in Jersey then maybe lean toward living in Jersey. That way on your weekends you are already close to your other activities. Versus having to come and go back-and-forth on your weekends also.

For example when I got a job in DC, I knew I would be coming home to Philadelphia a lot. So I knew even while I was still looking for a job in DC that if I got the job I would live on the Maryland side of DC and not Virginia, as Virginia made no sense if I was going to be coming home to Philadelphia a lot. So that’s why I suggest thinking about where you will spend most of your nonwork time — Philly/PA or Jersey.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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I would say do some more thinking about whether you want to live in the city/Pennsylvania or back closer to home in New Jersey. You don’t say whether you are from North Jersey, or South Jersey.
It doesn't really matter where I'm from though since I've been in Philly most of the time. I've lived in central NJ as well as other states. Honestly I don't care for the city but I'm here by default for now. I'm just looking for some nice escapes in my spare time.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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If day trips, there's an interesting place where you can go specifically for the noise:

Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County.

This is a field of boulders that ring like bells when you strike them with a hammer (bring your own). The article I link here explains that actually, all rocks ring, but at tones too low for us to hear; why these rocks ring at frequencies we can hear is still a mystery.

Another place where you can go to escape the noise of the city that's actually within the metro is Valley Forge National Historic Park, just beyond King of Prussia. You will find walking around the encampment site very peaceful.

And if you'd like to escape the city without leaving the city limits, try the Wissahickon Valley section of Fairmount Park. The only caveat here is that you won't be escaping other people, for Forbidden Drive is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail on the weekends.

Places that are an easy day trip away include Delaware Water Gap.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:39 AM
 
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Have you been to the Delaware Beaches? Rehoboth, Dewey Beach, Town of Rehoboth, Henlopen State Park, Bethany Beach
Fall can be a nice time to visit.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:44 AM
 
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If day trips, there's an interesting place where you can go specifically for the noise:

Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County.

This is a field of boulders that ring like bells when you strike them with a hammer (bring your own). The article I link here explains that actually, all rocks ring, but at tones too low for us to hear; why these rocks ring at frequencies we can hear is still a mystery.

Another place where you can go to escape the noise of the city that's actually within the metro is Valley Forge National Historic Park, just beyond King of Prussia. You will find walking around the encampment site very peaceful.

And if you'd like to escape the city without leaving the city limits, try the Wissahickon Valley section of Fairmount Park. The only caveat here is that you won't be escaping other people, for Forbidden Drive is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail on the weekends.

Places that are an easy day trip away include Delaware Water Gap.
Love New Hope, Lambertville, Washington Crossing, Upper Black Eddy area especially along the Delaware canal.

While it can get crowed on warm sunny fall weekends, it's a nice escape from the inner city.


https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/p...ngton-crossing
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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Another place where you can go to escape the noise of the city that's actually within the metro is Valley Forge National Historic Park, just beyond King of Prussia. You will find walking around the encampment site very peaceful.

And if you'd like to escape the city without leaving the city limits, try the Wissahickon Valley section of Fairmount Park. The only caveat here is that you won't be escaping other people, for Forbidden Drive is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail on the weekends.

Places that are an easy day trip away include Delaware Water Gap.
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.
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