Philadelphia trails guide: Where to take a fall hike
Philadelphia offers more than 166 miles of trails throughout the city. With the fall foliage in full effect, now is the perfect time to get outdoors.
- We rounded up a few places and helpful links to help plan your next hike.
Fairmount Park: No matter what side of the Schuylkill River you're on, this massive park (more than 2,000 acres!) offers trails for nearly everyone.
- Check out Fairmount Park Conservancy's interactive map and digital guide that pinpoints trails, historical sites, playgrounds and more.
- Philadelphia Magazine also has a thorough guide to Fairmount Park for more ideas.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge: This refuge in the southwest is home to the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in the state, Tinicum.
- Access 10 miles of trails all year, including a boardwalk crossing the marsh.
- Keep on the lookout for the wildlife in refuge, including osprey and bald eagles.
Bartram's Garden: This 50-acre National Historic Landmark in West Philly is easily accessible, free and offers views of the city's skyline.
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