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Wissahickon Valley Park
#1 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
The setting among the trees, flora and fauna is perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities and offers plenty of shade and is a nature lover's treasure.
Forbidden drive (so named because only park rangers' vehicles are legally permitted to drive there) runs the 5.4 mile length of the park and rises and falls with curves and straightaways as it hugs the spectacular...
Morris Arboretum
#2 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
There's quite a bit of walking, so be prepared with good shoes (and hats and sunscreen) A great place for adults and kids to get up close to Mother Nature.
There is wonderful entertainment -- both natural and manmade -- for children throughout the park.
Independence National Historical Park
#3 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
From the park you can see and/or walk to the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall, Independence Hall, the Constitution Center, the Independence Visitor Center, Franklin's grave, the Museum of the American Revolution.
The centerpiece of the park is Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and Independence Mall, which contains the Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center...
31 Ways to experience it
Kelly Drive
#4 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Skip the expressway and take a leisure drive along the river , stop park and walk for awhile to see the statues, sit under the trees, hop back in the car and stop again to see the boaters out practicing for the ra...
ride walk or just picnic green trees lots of places for the car to safely park and enjoy nature easy driving
Schuylkill River Trail
#5 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Lots of fascinating vistas to see and enjoy along the river in town, where things are more manicured, then more into basic nature on the canal path and then another little bit of the river, good motivation to keep...
Have been riding on this trail for years...have done the whole route from the Art Museum to Valley Forge and back...the trail now extends past Valley Forge National Park all the way up into northern Montgomery Cou...
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Fairmount Park
#6 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Have a great time walking around the park, especially along Kelly Drive, where boat house row is beautiful to see any time of the day or night, or along Martin Luther King Drive, which is a little more private and...
There are so many things to do: river trail, Japanese gardens, mansions, playing fields, concerts, city views, lots of nature, playgrounds, etc. etc.
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Spruce Street Harbor Park
#7 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Unique summer park near Penn's Landing offers a fun and affordable day of relaxation with hammocks, Adirondack chairs, paddle boats, life-size games, and splash ponds.
The Spruce Street Harbor Park offers outdoor games for kids and adults, shaded hammocks to relax in, Greta views of the Delaware River and popular Philly food and 2 beer gardens to choose from.
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Philadelphia Zoo
#8 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
... inexpensive day trips is the Philly Zoo, which has a huge collection of animals, lots of stuff aimed at the kids, and an enclosed set of elevated walkways that allow the animals to safely roam the park.
Excellent place to spend an afternoon with animals and in nature especially if it's sunny!
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Dilworth Park
#9 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Watching skaters glide across the ice rink, shopping at the Christmas Village, riding on the carousel in the central courtyard, or just wandering through the maze to consider parks and other historic sites around...
Each season brings a new dimension to this little park and it's here you'll get an up close view of the beautiful City Hall with the infamous William Penn situated at the top.
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Washington Square Park
#10 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Beautiful park and incredible memorial honoring soldiers who died in the Revolutionary War.
The park is virtually a block square cemetery of slaves and soldiers from back in the sixteenth century.
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Franklin Square
#11 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
The park contains a mini golf, picnic areas, space to ramble and amble, yet right near some excellent restaurants and the Revolutionary War hub of the city.
Lovely park with great green space, a huge carousel, miniature golf and a beautiful fountain will delight any visitor to Franklin Square.
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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
#12 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Only a short distance from major roadways and traffic, the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, is an oasis of calm in the midst of West Fairmount Park’s greenery.
The cherry blossom around the garden make it so beautiful to just walk around the Fairmont Park.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
#13 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
It is a real treat and benefit to have a National Wildlife Refuge in such an urban area and a great place to enjoy nature or just to relax on the big boardwalk for a while (a short distance from the parking lot).
Bicycling is best to see more of the pathways that surround the park. Park at the Visitors Center - or along Rt 420.
Penn's Landing
#14 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
From a small amusement park to eating fun assortments of goodies to swinging in a hammock.
Nice night, and once again easy to park up by the Silk City Diner (great meal) and then walked down for the show.
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Adventure Aquarium Camden, NJ 1.8 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Camden
It was a rainy day, so the place was a bit crowded and we had to park in the deck which was a longer walk than we expected.
A short 3D IMAX nature movie is also included with admission.
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Love Park
#15 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
The Love park draws in many types of visitors ranging from locals, tourists, couples, families,friends,etc. Plenty of seating whether you just want to relax or soak in the peaceful vibes.
The most prominent location is right across from City Hall in its own little LOVE Park on the Bank of America Plaza with City Hall and William Penn atop as well as the rest of Philadelphia at its feet.
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Smith Kids Play Place (Playground & Mansion)
#16 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
This is an old mansion in Fairmount Park converted into an indoor playhouse for kids under 5. Oh yeh and it is FREE.
Bartram's Garden
#17 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
The garden itself is free as it is a Philadelphia city park.
Sister Cities Park
#18 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Sister Cities Park is a small green oasis located on the Ben Franklin Parkway, right in front of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and is bordered by Logan Circle.
Sister Cities Park is a beautiful spot to enjoy while in Philadelphia.
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The Rail Park
#19 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
The areas to access the park for your reference are one of the three entrances at Broad and Noble streets, 13th and Noble streets and Callowhill Street between 11th and 12th streets.
We walked the (very short) first phase of the Rail Park on an exquisite mid-summer day, and were impressed with what we found.
Pennypack Park
#20 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
The park is great for morning yoga, an afternoon stroll, playing a quick game of pick-up football, or for a weekend picnic.
Pennypack park/trail was recently expanded and from the 0.0 mile mark now extends to 5.0 mile mark with an entrance at byberry road in huntingdon valley(near masons mill park) The entrance has parking as well.
Smith Memorial Park
#21 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
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Wyck Historic House
#22 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Awbury Arboretum
#23 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
55 acres of extensive lawns, meadows, wetlands, gentle rolling hills ,and magnificent trees this arboretum is a good place to appreciate nature.
Horticulture Center - Fairmount Park
#24 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Cira Green
#25 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
It is a park on top of a parking garage!
John F. Collins Park
#26 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
The lush greenery creates a cocoon of nature within the concrete of the city.
We walked by this park and snapped a few pictures on our way by.
Logan Square
#27 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
PHS Pop Up Garden South Street
#28 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
#29 of 43 Nature & Parks in Philadelphia