MY HIKING PARTNER, Marley, is a blind 10-year-old pit-bull/boxer mix. She rides passenger, her eyes (blind from glaucoma) searching wildly, anticipating our next discovery.
Philadelphia summers are hot, without any breeze or hope for redemption, save for a busted-open fire hydrant. Marley and I try to leave our small, non-air-conditioned row home whenever we can in search of refuge. Gratefully, southeast Pennsylvania does have a stretch of forests, streams, rivers, and swim-holes along well-defined and easy-to-find paths, often within city limits. These are the four best places to walk your dog within Philadelphia city limits.