Sat.,     July 8             Delaware Water Gap     9:30 A.M.                      10 miles                       Class 3

Start out from Worthington State Forest parking lot near Kittatinny Visitor Center, up to summit of Mt. Tammany for view of the WaterGap, walkingthe Kittatinnyridge (TammanyFireRd) to SunfishPond (Natural Glacial Pond) and back along Dunnfield Creek Trail. DIRECTIONS: 80 E, cross over into NJ and take River Rd. in Hardwick. Exit from I-80 E and follow signs for Kittatinny Visitor Center. Go past the Visitor Center, make left to cross under route 80, left again (it will look like you are going back onto 80W), turn right into Worthington State Park parking area. Hiking boots recommended, bring lunch, water and snacks. PTC members and their guests only. Register in advance. Leaders: Karen & Chris Poli. Email: or call 215-407-8507 or 215-694-4711. Rain cancels.

Sun.,    July 16                        Wissahickon Hike        10:30 a.m.                    5 miles                         Class 1

Fun little 5 mile hike in the Wissahickon Valley. Get out and get some great mid-summer exercise. We will start at Bruno’s Restaurant on the corner of Northwestern Ave. and Germantown Pk. in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia (across from Chestnut Hill College).We will be walking at a leisurely pace, on the flat gravel path called Forbidden Drive. The turnaround point will be the Valley Green Inn. Afterwards we can meet at Cedars Café (at the end of Forbidden Dr.) or Bruno’s for a cup of coffee or a sandwich to socialize with everyone on our hike. The hike should take 2 hours. Remember all those New Year’s Resolutions you made to keep in shape in 2017? Well this is the perfect way to keep the exercise program moving along. The address of Bruno’s Restaurant is 9800 Germantown Pk. Lafayette Hill, PA19444. Leader: Ed Sawin 215-896-9230. (

Tues.,  July 18                        Collegeville Hike & Schmooze   5:00 p.m.         3 miles                         Class 1

It’s part hike, part schmooze and just right for a summer evening. We’ll walk an easy out-and-back along the Perkiomen Trail, then cool off and enjoy dinner together at the Appalachian Brewing Company. DIRECTIONS: Use the brewery’s address, 50 W. Third Ave., Collegeville for GPS location. Just after turning onto Third Ave. from Main St., follow sign to parking for Post Office and the brewery on the left. We’ll meet in the parking lot. For PTC members and their guests only. Register in advance. Leader: Carol Beam, or  215-327-8021.

Wed.,   July 26             Valley Forge National Park /Concert      5:15 p.m.          1-5 miles            Class 1

Meet at the far side of the Valley Forge Washington Memorial Chapel parking lot on Rt. 23 for a stroll on the paved loop path. Hike from 1–5 mi. or just relax at the Chapel until concert time. After the hike, remain and enjoy the carillon recital at 7:30. Bring your supper/snack, beverage and lawn chair and listen to the concert. DIRECTIONS: use the chapel’s address –Rt.23, Valley Forge, PA 19481.Please register by phone so we know someone is coming –or else we may not be there! Rain cancels. Leaders: Murray and Marcia Zanger, 610-728-5321. Evening of hike: cell 610-203-2528.

Fri.,      Aug 4               Andorra Evening Meadow Walk             6:15 p.m.          4.5 miles            Class 1

Meet at the beginning of Forbidden Dr. at the sign board right at the trail head on Northwestern Ave., and we’ll walk into the meadow areas on the Andorra side of Fairmount Park in the quiet of the   as dusk is setting in We’ll head back on Forbidden Dr. before sunset for even footing and on a semi-lit path. If you’d like, afterwards we can enjoy a burger or dessert/ice cream at Bruno’s (BYOB). I will also provide beer. Head lamps optional although there will still be enough light to see. DIRECTIONS: Northwestern Ave. and Thomas Rd. Leader: Deborah Lamb 215-896-5743 Rain at the time of the hike cancels. 

Thurs., Aug 10                        Cresheim Trail                                     5:45 p.m.          4-5 miles            Class 2

Explore a new corner of the Wissahickon by way of the newly-built Cresheim Trail. We will walk the entire trail and see how it connects with other trails in Wissahickon Park, mostly walking in the woods, so please wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes. After the hike, there is an option of having a burger, beer, ice cream or other refreshment at the Trolley Car Diner. DIRECTIONS: Meet in front of trolley Car Diner at 7619Germantown the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. Do not park in the diner parking lot. Please park on Germantown Ave., where there is plenty of parking on both sides of the street. You can also take Septa R7 (get off at Mt. Airy) or R8 (get off at Allen Lane).Leader: Dave Scheid, 215-435-9012. Rain will cancel.