Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia

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#5 of 27 in Parks in Philadelphia
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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One of the region's major areas for leisure and outdoor recreation, Wissahickon Valley Park offers numerous hiking trails, as well as a number of historical inns, mansions, mills, and bridges. Animal lovers will be delighted by the opportunity to spot deer, foxes, raccoons, groundhogs, butterflies, and other animal species native to Southeastern Pennsylvania. Make Wissahickon Valley Park a centerpiece of your Philadelphia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Philadelphia tour itinerary maker tool.
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  • This place is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it was quite popular. Lots of trails and water views. Great place to unwind. 
    This place is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it was quite popular. Lots of trails and water views. Great place to unwind.  more »
  • lots to do bike, walk, runs, picnics, and more; special views and trails; horses seen on trails as well, dog s everywhere and young and old 
    lots to do bike, walk, runs, picnics, and more; special views and trails; horses seen on trails as well, dog s everywhere and young and old  more »
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  • Always a nice trail to go for a walk hike bike ride or run. Very peaceful once you are far enough into the trail. So many paths to choose from and very peaceful. I love the sound of the water as I walk. Other people are usually on the trail. Sometimes it gets muddy after rain but that makes it all the more fun. Even though you are still in Philly you can't hear or feel the city hustle and bustle once on the trails.
  • Sure, NYC has Central Park, but we have Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia. Specifically, Forbidden Drive. Absolutely beautiful place in all seasons. Walk, bike or horse ride the well maintained paths and trails. Stop at the Valley Green Inn for a delicious lunch or dinner or bring your own picnic. There's a quaint cafe at one location. Say hi to the ducks and squirrels.

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