Photo Credit: John C Hawthorne
Ready for National Trails Day on June 4? Gear up this summer for new adventures on the trails with the TrailOff app. After undergoing upgrades and improvements this winter, TrailOff is back and ready to guide your trail experience! TrailOff offers GPS-activated audio storytelling for ten Circuit Trails in and around Philadelphia. Each of the immersive stories make your experience on trails more interactive and encourages engagement with your environment. You’re free to move at your own pace weather you’re walking, running, biking or skating. The stories move with you.
Over roughly two miles on ten different Circuit Trails, users can walk in the shoes of characters who see the landscape in new ways. Author ari’s story “Where the Light Won’t Go” reveals a set of Aztec deities sitting just behind the surface of human existence – and just off the edge of the Chester Valley Trail. Over in Southwest Philadelphia, the Schuylkill River serves as the barrier between the inhabited world and the mysterious hinterlands in Li Sumpter’s Afrofuturist “Chronicles of Asylum” on Bartram’s Mile. Each of the stories explores a different perspective of the trail that is as much about the natural world as it is the personal experience of the TrailOff contributors.
This month, PEC and Swim Pony will be at various events in the Philadelphia area showing users the features of the app and the beauty of the trails! Ready for a summer of fun? Download the TrailOff app and start your summer adventure.
Follow TrailOff_App on Instagram to stay up to date on the events happening this summer
June 3, 2022: First Friday at Cherry Street Pier 4pm – 9pm
June 4, 2022: Perkiomen Creek Sojourn 9am
June 9, 2022: Trails on Tap at Bartram’s Garden 5:30pm – 9pm
June 10, 2022: Camden Movie Night at Gateway Park 8pm – 10pm
June 11, 2022: Pride Fest on Bridge Street 12pm – 5pm
June 11, 2022: Women’s Wellness Day at the Stone Lodge at Deep Creek Lake 9am – 3pm
June 14 & 15, 2022: Summer Block Party at Tacony Creek Park 5pm – 7pm
June 24, 2022: Movie Night at Bartram’s Garden 6:30pm – 8:30pm
This blog post was co-written by Jen Torman and Alexsys Frierson, one of PEC’s Summer 2022 interns.