Grasp a breath of fresh air

By Staff Writer
April 25, 2002

Cheryl Wagstaff

With summer just around the corner it is time to get out, enjoy the weather and begin to get in shape for summer. There are many recreational activities being sponsored around the area that are fun outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by all. So get a group of friends together, go on a walk or hike to release some school stress and get in shape. Here are a few of the local outdoor events to get you started on your journey.

Dynamic Diversions

This is an organization that sponsors events such as hiking, rock-climbing, sailing, horseback riding amongst many other outdoor activities. People can register online at for a mere $5 fee per year. Their next few planned events include a full moon hike on April 27, whitewater rafting May 3-5 and waterfall hiking on May 18. For more information call 215-849-9944.


A Delaware Valley association holds weekly events for various skill levels and ages at park sites throughout the area with detailed maps to navigate. Events usually take place on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per event to cover the cost of maps and use of forest space. May 4 is National Orienteering Day which is a good way to experience this sport for the first time. Newcomers instruction will be held for all events and there is no need to sign up. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 610-792-0502 or go to their website at

Walk for Earth

A 5K walk/run is being sponsored by the Blue Bell Rotary Club to raise money for future service, including earth day events. It will be held on April 27 at Wentz Run Park in Blue Bell. Registration is from 8-9:45 a.m. and the event will begin at 10 a.m. There is a fee of $20 for adults and $14 for children 13 and under. Refreshments, bagels and fruit are provided and it will take place rain or shine. All should meet at the Whitpan Township administrative building, 960 Wentz Rd. For more information call Patti at 215-631-7111.

Natural Discovery Walk

Join a naturalist from the Bucks County Audubon Society as you walk to scenic trails of Honey Hollow. Everyone of all ages is invited to enjoy nature and check out the wildlife. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. on April, 27 and go until 11 a.m. Each Saturday will cover a different topic. The walk is free and no pre-registration is required. For more information call 215-297-5880 or go to Bucks County Audubon Societies website at

Devon Horse Show

The $75,000 Devon Grand Prix is on Thursday, May 30. The finest grand prix jumpers will be competeing for their share of $75.000. The event will be held in the evening after the breeding classes. Admission for the even is $28 for reserved seats in the grandstand area. Entrance to the grounds is about $10 for adults. There is seating around the perimeter of the show ring for the general admission spectators.

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