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Philly in the summertime means drinks on stoops and on rooftop bars, fireworks on the parkway, block parties, festivals in Philadelphia, midnight pretzels, baseball games in the open air, and bricks and concrete baking away in the sun. Also, everywhere, a vapor cloud of hot garbage. Sometimes you can lean in and embrace it all. Other times, you’ve got to hang it up and escape to where the air is fresh. That could mean going hiking near Philadelphia or taking one of a slew of fun day trips from the city—but why not up the adventure factor and get yourself on a boat? But how? Glad you asked—we’ve got some fun ideas for tubing, kayaking, canoeing and more below.
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