The weather is beautiful today, and the days are longer so it couldn’t be a better day to celebrate National Take a Walk Through the Park Day. Philadelphia is known for its beautiful parks. Fairmount Park is the largest park in the city and is one of the largest urban park systems in the United States. There are many trails and beautiful sights within the park and there are many more parks to visit in Philly and the surrounding areas. So take some time out of your day to visit any of the parks that are on the list that we’ve comprised for your convenience.
Pennypack Environmental Center
8600A Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Pennypack Park follows along over 22 miles of the Pennypack creek. There are biking, hiking and horse trails all along the creek for anyone to enjoy. The creek runs through Bucks County, Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. Visit the Environmental Center where you will find a ton of information on the park. They also have an outdoor amphitheater and exhibits in the center for you to enjoy. Follow along the trails around the center where you will find a variety of wildlife and some excellent bird watching.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park
Philadelphia, PA 19145
This large urban park not only has beautiful walking trails, it also is home to a golf course, sports fields, fishing lakes & the American Swedish Museum. You can find the park along the Delaware River at the end of South Philadelphia. The park is over 300 acres and beautiful landscape architecture. There is plenty of bird watching to do as The Pennsylvania Audubon Society has designated the park as an Important Bird Area. You can find quite a variety of waterfowl at FDR Park.
Wissahickon Valley Park
8708 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
There are over 1800 acres of land at Wissahickon Valley Park and is perfect for a hike with friends or even your pets. The park winds along Wissahickon Creek is always a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Create your own excursion or follow the many guided hikes or educational events the park has to offer.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19153
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum helps to preserve and grow the Tinicum Marsh. It’s the perfect spots for visitors to learn about wildlife in its natural habitat. Come spend the day exploring and observing the many different wildlife you will meet along the way. Valley Forge National Historical
Valley Forge National Park
1400 N. Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Valley Forge National Park is a perfect way to enjoy a walk through one of the most historic places in Pennsylvania. The many paved, dirt and horse trails offer beautiful scenery and can also be a nice challenge for the athletically inclined. It’s a perfect way to spend an afternoon with the whole family. You can visit the visitors center too and learn about the history of the park and the many soldiers who camped there during the revolutionary war.