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Ditch the Car, and Let GoPhillyGo help you enjoy fun by the water this Summer.

The breeze is always better by the water, and the best way to enjoy it is to be out on it in a canoe, kayak, or other watercraft. You don’t need to own a car to enjoy the fun of boating, and you can use GoPhillyGo to plan walking, biking, and transit trips to places where you are provided with everything you need to get out on the water. Take kayak tours of the Schuylkill River, and enjoy the river breeze without the hassle of traffic, parking, and hauling your own boat. 

All you need to do is visit www.gophillygo.org or download the GoPhillyGo Android app to your mobile device for directions to parks, trails, on-water events, and more. We made a list of some fun places where you can enjoy a paddle in a canoe or kayak, and included a few other ways for you to enjoy the watershed up close in case boating isn’t your thing. Whichever you choose, double down on your commitment to the environment, and save yourself from parking, traffic, and high gas prices by using GoPhillyGo this summer.

Boating at Bartram’s Garden 

Enjoy free boating every Saturday, and explore the tidal Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia. 


Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours

Meet at the Walnut Street Dock along the Schuylkill River Trail and take a guided kayak tour of the tidal Schuylkill, or relax in a riverboat and learn about the river’s past, present, and future. 


Discovery Day Canoeing - The Discovery Center

The Strawberry Mansion Reservoir is full of migratory birds right now, and The Discovery Center will set you up with a canoe, personal flotation device, and binoculars to see hundreds of species of birds while you paddle across the lake.

More Ways To Relax and Enjoy The Water:

Learn about the Tacony Creek and what’s living in it at a family friendly creek study at Tacony Creek Park.

Join a family fishing night, and learn the basics of fishing at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. No license required. 

Get comfortable using a kayak with a two hour on-water class at Silver Lake Nature Center.

You Don’t Need A Car To Have A Beach Day This Summer

Plan a trip to the Jersey Shore with GoPhillyGo. NJ Transit Buses and the Atlantic City Train line connect Philadelphia to shore points all along the coast, and GoPhillyGo is the easiest way to plan a car free beach trip so you can spend more time relaxing and less time and money getting there. 

Plan a trip to the Jersey Shore with GoPhillyGo