What immediately comes to mind when you think of Philly? We bet it’s not the nearby trails you can hike or bike on or weekend street closures for pedestrian activities. Yeah, we have all that! That’s why we’re going to give you a different, greener view of the area surrounding Philadelphia.
Weekends on Kelly Drive
From April through October, MLK Drive, which runs through Fairmount Park, is closed off to cars every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that runners, cyclists and pedestrians can use the lanes freely. Read more here.
Field Guide: 8 Hikes Near Philadelphia With Waterfalls and Gorgeous Views
As a Northeastern PA native, I am partial to Ricketts Glen State Park! Who doesn’t love a good waterfall? This summer, I am definitely checking out the other 7 spots.
Under-the-Radar Bike Trails Around Philly
Katie Monroe, founder of the Facebook group Women Bike PHL, spills on her favorite less-crowded bike trails around town.
The top three hiking destinations within 10 miles of Philly
On a nice weekend, you’ll probably find some of Campus Philly’s staff hiking or biking along the Wissahickon.
Free Saturday Public Boating at Bartram’s Garden
Every Saturday from 11am–3pm (in season), the public can explore the Schuylkill River by rowboat or kayak from the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse. Our 2017 season runs from April 22 to October 28.
Whatever path you choose to drive down, we want to know about it! Share your adventures on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag @CampusPhilly.