The Wissahickon Valley Trail

Explore the beauty of the Wissahickon Valley Trail, a jewel of the Philadelphia area. The seven mile trail follows Wissahickon Creek along Forbidden Drive, which has been turned into a path for hiking, jogging, horseback riding and bicycling. Forbidden Drive got its name after motorized traffic was banned on it in the 1920s. In addition to an abundance of gorgeous plant life and plentiful birds and wildlife, the path has a variety of historical features, including homes that were once the domiciles of notable Philadelphians. A variety of other hiking trails in various levels of strenuousness can be accessed off of the main trail. Parking is available on Valley Green. Maps of the trail can be ordered through the Friends of the Wissahickon Valley Park Trail website.

Wissahickon Valley Trail
Valley Green Road at Wissahickon
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(215) 247-0417

Schuylkill Banks: Riverside Bliss

If you haven’t gotten the memo, Schuylkill Banks is Philadelphia’s premier riverfront destination, replete with greenways, parks, riverfront docks, boathouses, residential areas and industrial sites. Go there to walk, jog, bicycle, rollerblade, stroll, sunbathe and picnic along the river’s banks in a fun, vibrant outdoor environment. It’s just a hop-skip from many Philadelphia neighborhoods, providing a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors close to home. More than a mile of trail connects to Kelly Drive and 5,805 feet of trail is located at Grays Ferry Crescent. Bring your kayak and set off on the river, or bring a pole and fish along the banks. Whatever activity you choose, be sure to take advantage of this fantastic outdoor space in the heart of the city.

Schuykill Banks
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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