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4 Epic Outdoor Experiences to Visit Now

By Blair Krassen | April 24, 2020 | Culture

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Need to get out of the house? Take a walk (or jog) at one of these social distancing-approved spots.

Bartram’s Garden

While events and gatherings have been canceled until further notice, the parks, trails and sights remain open at Bartam’s Garden. Only two and a half miles from the University of Pennsylvania, this 45-acre National Historical Landmark is just far enough away from the city to feel like a rural paradise. Breathe the fresh air at the historic gardens while still getting a skyline view. bartramsgarden.org

Schuylkill River Trail

Explore American history while simultaneously increasing that heart rate at the Schuylkill River Trail. This path, while following the curves of the Schuylkill—the birthplace of industrial and environmental revolutions in the U.S.—treks through every type of landscape from rural to urban. schuylkillriver.org

Wissahickon Valley Park

With biking, fishing, hiking and beautiful wildlife, this 50-mile park remains open and is ideal for every age. The national natural landmark is home to the Cresheim Creek and Devil’s Pool. The park also offers a variety of scenic trails—ranging from 2 to 20 miles. fow.org

West Fairmount Park

Need a new environment but don’t want to travel too far from the city? Philly is lucky enough to be home to West Fairmount Park, full of various trails and sites such as Belmont Grove—the perfect picnic spot—or the Centennial Arboretum filled with trees planted in 1876 from Asia, Europe and North America. myphillypark.org



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