9 Picturesque Trails Around Philadelphia That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking

I love the sight of snow falling – it’s my cue to head outside! Philly is absolutely gorgeous when it’s snowing, and these winter hikes near Philadelphia will show you some amazing scenery while you breathe in that fresh, cool winter air. After your hike, curl up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, and you’ll really appreciate living in such a beautiful part of the country.

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If you only have time for one winter hike this year, make it Valley Forge. There is something quite magical about walking the same paths as our Revolutionary Army, feeling the chill that they felt in their bones, and seeing the tribute to their ultimate sacrifice. Read more about the Valley Forge National Historic Park here.

Do you have a favorite winter wonderland near Philly that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share photos of your adventures on Instagram (@onlyinphiladelphia) or on the Only In Philadelphia Facebook page for a chance to see them featured!

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