Urban hiking and more outdoor fun in Philadelphia
With 300-plus parks, 60 community gardens and more than 150 miles of trails, the outdoor opportunities abound in Philadelphia. Whether you’re a runner training for your next marathon, a boxer getting in some conditioning a la Rocky (just don’t take his route), an admirer of pretty plants or an arts-and-history fanatic, there are endless places to get some fresh air in our fair city.
Mural Arts Philadelphia
In the Mural Capital of the World, take a walking tour to get behind-the-scenes stories on Philly’s incredible public art scene.
Schuylkill River Trail
Want to get in a long run or a leisurely bike ride? This 30-mile trail serves up water views, wide paths and scenic overlooks.
The birthplace of American gardening is filled with 18th-century farm buildings and natural wonders, including what is likely the oldest gingko tree in North America.
Transport yourself out of the city and into an English landscape with Victorian sculpture gardens, rare plants and many of the city’s oldest trees.
In Philly’s biggest park, you could spend days exploring everything from a Japanese house to giant outdoor concerts, historic mansions to a horticulture center.
Benjamin Franklin Bridge
For pretty views and a pretty good workout, take the pedestrian pathway across this suspension bridge over the Delaware River all the way to New Jersey.