Opening Day for Trails, the annual celebration organized by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, is set for the weekend of April 7-8. The celebration arks the unofficial start of trail season, where community members come together nationwide to explore and enjoy the benefits that multi-use trails have to offer.
The Circuit Trails is celebrating with some excellent events all across its region in Pennsylvania. Its trail partners and organizations have lots of excitement planned. From nature walks and bike rides, to trail cleanups and birding classes, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy. Read below to see what you can do with your friends and family on Opening Day!
11th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup at the Walnut Street Bridge: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Walnut Street Bridge, Philadelphia)
Pulaski Park Riverside Cleanup and Port Richmond Trail: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Pulaski Park, Philadelphia)
Cleanup, Connect, Celebrate! Tacony Creek Park: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia)
East Coast Greenway’s bike ride from Cobbs Creek to Bartram’s Garden:10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center, Philadelphia)
Fairmount Water Works’ Mussels on Wheels: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, Philadelphia)
Opening Day for Trails – Manayunk Bridge (free fitness classes, group run, dog walk, and more): 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Manayunk Bridge Trail, Bala Cynwyd)
Bike to Opening Day for Trails: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Narbeth)
Explore the Circuit Bike Ride – Cross County and Schuylkill River Trails: 1:00 PM (Plymouth Meeting)
Pre-spring Photo Walk with Ned Levi: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum)
Nature Tots: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum)
Junior Ranger Insect Walk: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area)
10-Mile Chester Valley Trail Ride: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (Berwyn)