Southeastern PA Outings

Heinz Walk

Conservation outings are how we explore, enjoy, and protect the Commonwealth from the white waters of Ohiopyle to the wooded trails of Philadelphia’s city parks. Local Outings volunteers lead a wide range of events and activities just as diverse as their personal interests — day hikes, overnight paddling trips, community building, skiing, bird-watching, conservation-oriented activities, bike tours. Outings take place in some of our most remote state parks and on the streets of our most populated cities - and all of our outings are free or at no cost to our participants.

Sierra Club Outings is focused on three main goals. We aim to reduce barriers and expand access for all people to explore and enjoy nature. We want to integrate outings and outdoor activities into Sierra Club culture, campaigns, programs and activities at the national and local levels. And, we focus on establishing clear pathways for engagement between outings and advocacy.

Check out some photos from recent Southeast PA Outings on our Instagram page!  


Do you have an issue you'd like to bring more attention to?  Would a 'field trip', a clean-up, a public hike, help draw attention to the issue?  Please let us know.  We are always interested in new ideas for an Outing!


If the goals and ideals of The Pennsylvania Local Outings program appeal to you, consider joining our team of volunteer outings leaders. Every leader is trained through our Outings Leader Training and mentored by an existing leader before they are certified. While we ask you lead at least 2 outings a year, you choose what kind of outings you want to lead!


To stay up to date on our latest outings and news be sure to sign up for our MeetUp!  And find us on Facebook.

See you on the trail!
Amy Kwasnicki, Meredith Nutting, and the rest of the Local Outings team

Philadelphia Inspiring Connections Outdoors


ICOInspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is a community outreach program of the Sierra Club Our volunteer leaders are certified and specially trained in recreational, outdoor, and safety skills as well as environmental education. Committed to safe, appropriate, welcoming outdoor experiences for all, PhillyICO works with partner agencies to provide the city's youth & their families with free outdoor experiences within the city and beyond.  

More info at the PhillyICO website page

If you are interested in working with youth in the outdoors, contact PhillyICO. []



Veteran Outreach: Sierra Club Military Outdoors

Our group has a long history of outreach to the veterans of the Delaware Valley. Our most popular program is outings at Camp Elk Tannery in rural Pennsylvania. Check out this web story about a typical outing:

Camp at Elk Tannery

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