Doggin 'Philadelphia: 10 fun things. Watch when you go to your dog

"If your dog is fat," says the old saying, "you're not doing enough exercise." But walking with the dog does not need to be a bit of an exercise. Here are 10 cool things you can see in the city of Philadelphia while walking with your dog.


In 1855, a hotel businessman built a new inn on Rex Avenue. To draw attention to his hospitality, he built an Indian from the old granary tables and supported him on a rock that was in the throat. In 1902, when the Indian Rock Hotel disappeared, but with the silhouette that still existed, artist Massey Rhind was responsible for making a representation of an "Indian Delaware , looking west to where his village has gone ". The kneeling warrior has since observed the Gorg Wissahickon. A path of change of direction leads to the statue of India, where you can get close enough to suffer from the knee. And it enjoys an impressive view.


The route of multiple uses passes through reconstructed houses and parade land that transport them back to the revolution. The National Memorial Arch, a massive stone tribute dedicated in 1917, stands out for the route. The inscription says: "Nudes and appetite, we can not admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldier. Washington to Valley Forge, February 16, 1778." In the southern part of White Clay, reached the Twin Valley Trail, is the Arc Corner Monument that marks an 12-mile arc end that forms the state-wide line of Pennsylvania-Delaware, unique to the making of political boundaries Americans. The circular division dates from the William Penn directive of August 28, 1701, when Delaware was still a part of Pennsylvania, known as the Lower Lowlands. A little more than 1/2 mile west is another monument that marks the triestatal link in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.


Leaving the forest at various points in the mountains, you will receive an unrivaled view of Granogue, one of the most spectacular of the American castles that mark the land of the Brandywine Valley castle.


Turning concentric circles out of Philadelphia, the Hollywood city explorers of the movie project Oprah Winfrey, Beloved, saw the land of Fair Hill and selected it as the backdrop of the rural scenes of the movie . A nineteenth-century erectile farm was built and much of the movie filmed here. The producers decided to leave the film intact, deteriorating naturally. You can walk between the false buildings and even hit the stones of polystyrene foam.


Where else can a dog go up to a royal battery and scan the Delaware River, where the machine gun officers once pointed to the weapons that could shoot with precision the 1000-pound projectiles at eight miles as it can at the Fort Mott State Park ? Fort DuPont, named by the commander of the Civil War fleet, admiral Samuel Francis duPont, saw active duty in three wars before becoming a state park. The 1-mile River View trail, a grassy loop path, begins in the marsh along the Delaware River and ends in shady forests. The road leads to several ruins of the military facility, camouflaged with river traffic and has sustained views of the Delaware River and Fort Delaware on the Isle of Pea Patch.


In the northernmost section furthest from Tyler State Park is the longest covered bridge in the county of Bucks. The 117-year-old Schofield Ford Covered Bridge bridge was burned in 1991, but after five years of fundraising, the 166-ft 166-foot crossing was completely rebuilt by volunteers on its original stone buttresses using authentic materials and methods. A reinforced, elaborated and reinforced wooden iron rod, crosses a ravine at the Glen Trail. The path runs through a stream beneath the sidewalk and there are panoramic views of Wenonah Woods from above.

A walk through the Brandywine Park offers a quick lesson, it's the history of the bridge architecture. The classic arc shape is represented in great style with the magical stone viaduct that crosses the river and numerous sections of reinforced concrete. There is even a small iron bridge over the mill race. A prototype bridge from the 19th century railway bridge transports trains over Brandywine. And the pedestrian walkway through the water, the Swinging Bridge, is a small hanging bridge that uses the same principles of engineering as the legendary Brooklyn Bridge.

A flood plain is a safety valve for the release of a burning stream overflow. Along the Camí del Molí de Paper, next to the Camino de la Carretera Creek, you will find an exhibition about the management of these protective wetlands that create a unique wildlife habitat. The double arch bridge next to the floodplain exposure was built in 1847. The drop line at the Penny Creek Creek was the natural choice to end the stream of return to India days. William Penn was not so patient at waiting for the tide to take off the water every day and in 1683 he asked that "an order be given to build a bridge over the Pennypack." Each male resident was engraved on money or on a construction site to build the bridge, which, when completed in 1697, became the first Three Arch Stone bridge in America. Named a national civil engineering framework, the bridge over Frankford Avenue at Pennypack Park is the oldest stone bridge that still contains heavy traffic in the United States. Germantown Pike was the first road that began in Montgomery County, dating from the year 1687 when funds were allocated for a "route car" from Philadelphia to the Plymouth Board solution . Later it extended to the current Collegeville, a stone bridge of eight arches was built to cross Skippack Creek in 1792. A horse-drawn route crosses the bridge, which is the oldest bridge of continuous and heavy use in America. Ashland Bridge Covered, built in the days leading up to the Civil War; the adjoining Succession and the Flood Trails of Flood visit meadows, marshes, ponds and forest landscapes.

Theodore Burr built a bridge that dumped the Hudson River in Waterford, New York in 1804. He added a segment of arches to the popular truss bridge popular at that time, achieving a longer reach. Patented in 1817, the Truss Arch Burr became one of the most common in the construction of bridges covered. The Larkin bridge, a 65-foot-long covered bridge, 45 meters long, built in 1854 and rebuilt in 1881, was moved to the northeast section of the park in 1972. The Larkin-covered bridge is the # 39; The only remaining legacy of Milford Mills.

In 1850, Albert Fink, a German railway engineer,

designed and patented a bridge that used a bar network instead of cables to strengthen rigidity. This construction was cheap and robust, the Fink Truss was one of the most used railway bridges in the 1860s, especially favored by the mighty railroad of Baltimore and Ohio. Only a bridge of Fink Truss remains in the United States: an abandoned 108-foot field in Zoarsville, Ohio. A wood reproduction of a Fink Truss is in a field in Warwick County Park for you and your dog to climb.


The first Pennsylvania channel system was paved in 1815 with 120 locks to stretch 108 miles from the coal fields of Schuylkill County in Philadelphia. The railways began to chew the channel business in the 1860s and the last coal barges floated on the Schuylkill River in the 1920s. Currently, the only existing sections of the channel are in Manayunk and Lock 60, built by the donor of Name of the Thomas Oakes area, at the Schuylkill Canal Park. In 1985, the Schuylkill Canal Association was formed to keep the channel flowing and keep the lock and towing path. In 1988, the area was added to the National Registry of Historic Places.


The Taylor Memorial Arboretum offers a self-guided tour of 12 trees. The collection is especially strong in easternmost specimens and highlights three trees from the Pennsylvania State Champion: Needle Juniper, Lacebark Elm and Giant Dogwood. Also on the route is Dawn Redwood, an ancient tree known only through fossils until 1941 when a botanist student tracked the living specimens in rural China. Some of the first seeds that come to America gave rise to this tree. Released from its neighbors who steal the sun from the crowded forest, the "King" and "Queen" White Oaks have spread to a massive canopy of leaves. The "Queen" measures seventeen feet around the thickest part of the trunk and the "King" is closer to twenty. The two trees are part of the collection of "Penn's Woods" of 139 standing trees when William Penn came to survey his colony of Pennsylvania.

The old trees are on the last stop of the natural path. bacterial infection. The Awbury grove in Germantown was the summer farm of the Quaker 19 Century shipping merchant, Henry Cope. Along the 55 acres are plantations of forests and clusters of trees in the middle of large ranges of grss fields in the English tradition of the landscape garden. You can investigate more than 200 species, mostly native, in your informal site explorations. The old macadam paths lead to the majority of property areas in an odd way. Also in the humid areas that surround an artificial lake.


While many of the Hospital Farm's buildings have disappeared, the only farmer of milk is preserved. Built in 1914, it has a four-spoke wheel shape. The reputation of the hospital's dairy product operation was widespread. Only in 1961, nine cows produced 1.1 million pounds of milk – more than 300 pounds of milk per cow per day. The Visitors Center is a restoration of a Sears & Roebuck email beginner from 1923. A century ago Sears was shipping through mail, including kits to build houses and barns. The kit, which could cost only a few hundred dollars, depending on the style, would include rough strawberries, frames of bindings, boards, counters, hardware, fringe and paint. Normally sent by train from the west, the granite kit will be loaded onto a freight wagon and will be moved to the building to be mounted by local carpenters.


About forty million years ago there was an igneous explosion here and cooled very quickly leaving behind a particularly good granite rock. Tourists and geology students made the pilgrimage to the French Watercourses in order to study rock formations. Granite quarries extracted the rock and granite of Saint Peters once they received a prize at the Colombian World Exposition of 1893 in Chicago as "a polished elegant cube, a good building and ornamental stone." The quarries were closed in the 1960's and many pitches can still be seen. Today, the giant rocks of the river of France are ideal for your dog to stay in the sand or just stay in the sun. Mountain in State Game Land # 157. The mountain is essentially a crest of diabase rocks and the path upwards demands an almost continuous rock, a technique called bouldering. Basalt rock provides incredible traction.

And our vote for the coolest of all traces of Philadelphia: the "Rock Ringing" in the Ringing Rocks Park, where the rocks are pinged when they are beaten by a hammer, or in "dead" places.

Copyright 2006

Source by Doug Gelbert