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Outdoors With Kids -- Philadelphia by Susan Charkes (AMC Books, 2013)

100 great outdoor destinations in the Delaware Valley. Advice on how and where to plan successful day trips and outings, as well as tips on the best ages for each destination (including whether a location is stroller-friendly), and options for swimming, paddling, or camping. Each trip includes easy-to-follow driving and public transportation directions, parking details, and information on fees, snacks, bathrooms, and more.

Check Out...

  • See my guest blog posting on Top 10 outdoors spots for family fun.
  • Explore the free online community,, where you'll find resources for parents and kids, including ideas for places to go outdoors, and expert advice.


  • "This is a great resource for families eager to spend quality time with their kids in nature. I’ve lived in Philadelphia for 20 years, but many of the destinations profiled were new to me. The information provided makes planning a visit a breeze." Meg Wise, Executive Director, Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse.
  • 5-star reader review (click excerpt to read more):

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