Gotta Catch ‘Em All… on the Circuit!

In case you missed it, the latest craze sweeping the nation is the popular gaming app, Pokemon Go. Whether you’ve been a Pokémon fan for years, or your just getting into it now, this game allows fans of all ages to attempt to “catch ‘em all”, and we have to admit, it’s pretty addicting.

The purpose of the game is simple: to find and catch all 150 Pokémon, and battle it out with other trainers at the marked gyms (usually, heavily traveled spots in the area). You’ll need to fill up on your supplies along the way at PokéStops, too (usually well-known landmarks in the area).

With hundreds of miles of trails in the Greater Philadelphia region, the Circuit Trails are home to plenty of PokéStops, gyms and hard-to-find Pokémon. We’ve highlighted a few of the best trails to “catch ‘em all” if you want to join in on the fun!

1. Schuylkill River Trail

This 27-mile long trail takes you from Center City to Valley Forge. It follows the river, providing ample opportunities to catch rare water Pokémon. Along the way, you’ll find lots of landmark PokéStops and gyms. For city dwellers, during your lunch break or after work, take a stroll on the Schuylkill River Trail and see how many you can catch!

[Photo shows the many PokéStops and gyms on the Schuylkill River Trail].

2. Peace Valley Park Trail

Bucks County players have found that this trail has tons of PokéStops and Pokémon to! This beautiful 4-mile trail runs through the Peace Valley Park, providing more space to roam the map. Peace Valley Park is known for over 250 species of birds that populate the area, and now for the many species of Pokémon waiting to be caught. Here, you can also find rare grass-type Pokémon that aren’t your average Pidgey. Pack a picnic and blanket, find a spot in the park and see who in the family can catch the most Pokémon before the sun goes down!


[Photos show some of the rare Pokémon that were caught on the Peace Valley Park Trail].

3. Camden River Waterfront

This trail, alongside the Delaware River, has tons of water Pokémon to catch and train to fight in one of the most competitive gyms along the river! Whether you’re attending a concert, taking a walk or having a picnic, this trail offers so many PokéStops and gyms along the way. A popular spot for Pokémon Go users, you can meet up with other Pokémon Trainers and advance in levels and skill.  The waterfront trail also offers some beautiful views of the city, so don’t forget to look up from the game and enjoy the view, too.

[Photos shows all the gyms and stops available near the Camden River Waterfront].

When catching a Charmander or battling it out at one of the Pokémon gyms on the trails, remember to step aside to let other trail users pass by! Of course, always be aware of your surroundings and mindful of other trail users when using your phone. We encourage you to bring friends so you’re not alone, and companions make the whole Pokémon Go experience much more fun! Share with us on Facebook or Twitter what you catch on our trails using the hashtag #onthecircuit! We’d love to see which Pokémon are roaming the trails! 

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