Outdoor opportunities around Center City Philadelphia may seem limited but the resourceful outdoor community has established a strong footing in the city that hopes to become the "greenest" by 2015. By "linking-up" what is available the options become limitless.
As the snow melted and Philly's own short mud season passed I began exploring more link-ups around town and contemplating the next big adventure...
Trail run - bouldering: Lace up the running shoes and pack the climbing shoes and chalk. From boathouse row head North up the Schuylkill path stopping to at the Kelly drive boulder and the Girard Ave. bridge along the way. Continue North on the path turn onto Fountain Green Dr. to find the Boxer trail for an off pavement out and back.
Bike - Disc Golf: Only 5 miles from downtown is Seldgley Disc Golf Course. Take the Schuylkill path or mash over Mt. Laurel.
Bike-Run: Bike 8 miles north of town on the Schuylkill Path to the Wissahickon Valley Trail. Park the bike and run the 12 mile loop of difficult single track that will make you forget you are still in Philadelphia. Take the climbing shoes in order to hit all the bouldering stashes along the way.