Hiking The Orange Trail – Wissahickon Valley Creek

It’s no secret that apparently I’ve picked up the hiking bug lately. Probably not the best term to use when talking about hiking and bugs and being outside in general, but you know what I mean. I have been LOVING this new little hobby. I’ve been finding myself researching trails, downloading apps and planning more and more time outdoors with my family.

It’s sort of awesome.

Last weekend we hiked the Orange Trail that is part of the Wissahickon Valley Creek area – it’s something I used to run all.the.time back in the day when I was marathon training, but I never did the actual trails. I’m thinking that Saturday family hikes might need to be a new thing!

The boys are loving being outside, having space to run around and explore and I am loving seeing new parts of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania in general that we have lived so close to for years and never been to! It’s crazy how exploring nearby can give you a whole new viewpoint of where you live.

Half of the trail was rocky and rugged, which I wore Graham on my back and the second half was along Forbidden drive which was perfect because it is a large, multi-use trail that is very popular and had lots of space and room for the boys to run!

I can’t wait to come back and do this trail again in the Fall when the leaves are changing – it will be so pretty! I have been doing more research of it since our recent visit and the park is SO BIG! There are so many pretty spots I want to come back and explore!

We didn’t do the entire orange trail because its almost 7.5 miles long, but we did about half of it and took one of the bridges across the creek to circle back along Forbidden Drive. We started and ended at Rittenhouse Town – and it was nice to have the option to cross over the creek for a way back should we have needed it with the kids. I’m seeing that around 4 miles is the perfect time for the kids to be outside before getting overtired, but again – it all depends on how tough the trail actually is.

I see lots more hiking in our future – planning our next outing for this weekend as we speak!

Aside from my newfound love for hiking, I also have a newly found love for the Receptra Naturals Active Hemp pure CBD Oil in my healthy living routine. It is made from organically grown hemp in Colorado by a family owned and operated company – and it is Vegan friendly as well!

With all the traveling this summer, I was starting to feel a little run down from it all, so the opportunity to try out this  pure CBD Oil – I was excited to see how it would affect my energy and my sleep! The antioxidants that naturally occur in hemp are essential to improving blood flow to the brain and body, ultimately removing many of the toxins that jeopardize health.

This summer, I’ve been enjoying taking the oil as an added well balanced ratio of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, not to mention, the oils are rich in naturally occurring antioxidants that help improve blood flow to the brain and body. {Everyone needs a little extra of that – amiright?} Another bonus of this oil that I was excited to learn about was people use this product to naturally boost their immune and central nervous systems. Hemp Oil is an excellent source of omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients and vitamins.

Since I’ve also picked up my workout routine in terms of strength training { and less cardio – more on that in another post!} I did find that I was less sore after a killer workout from taking the oils, where I totally would have been in the past!

And I have to say – the Fresh Berry flavor is really tasty!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Receptra Naturals. The opinions and text are all mine.

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