Overnight Ride – Northwest Out of Philly
Sometimes it’s nice to get out of the city for a night. Fortunately, if you live in Philly, there are lots of good options. If you want to do the whole thing on two wheels, with no cars, buses, or trains involved, a ride out to Green Lane Park in northwest Montgomery County is a great choice. The route is almost completely off road, following the (paved) Schuylkill River Trail to Oaks then meandering up the (gravel) Perkiomen Trail to the park, which is set around three lakes dammed on Perkiomen Creek.
If you’ve never done any bike camping and want to give it a shot, this is a perfect intro. It was my first loaded adventure, back in 2008, and I’ve repeated it whenever an opportunity has arisen.
Ride Type: Out-and-Back
Surface: Paved and Gravel