Spring is just around the corner, and if you’re like us, you’re ready for colorful blooms on trees and sunny days on trails and in parks. There’s no guarantee that winter won’t make a roaring return, so make sure you take advantage of those spring teaser days as best you can. Once you dust off those running shoes, and tune up your bike, GoPhillyGo can help plan your next outdoor adventure, so you are ready to spring into action and hit the trails.
The GoPhillyGo mobile site and Android app are the best ways to double down on your commitment to sustainability and plan walking, biking, or transit trips to parks, trails, and more. Here are some of our favorite Philly parks to shake off the winter blues, but make sure to visit GoPhillyGo for even more great destinations and virtual events hosted by environmental centers across the region. Enjoy the benefits of spending time in nature, and know that you are doing your part to reduce air pollution by planning a trip with GoPhillyGo!
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Walk, run, and cycle on miles of paved and unpaved trails through forests, meadows, tidal marshland, lakes, streams, and other key habitats for migratory and native birds. The Visitor Center is still closed, but you can access the Refuge at the main entrance near 84th St. and Lindbergh Blvd.
Walk through these historic grounds and experience the tidal Schuylkill River much like John Bartram did over 300 years ago. The trails and Bartram’s Mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail are open to the public, but the facilities and visitor center remain closed. Use the Route 36 Trolley to get to the main entrance at 54th St. and Lindbergh Blvd.
Cobbs Creek Park
Enjoy over four miles of paved greenway along this key urban park in Delaware County and West and Southwest Philadelphia. The recently extended Cobbs Creek Trail now gives trail users safe passage through a formerly dangerous underpass before ending at the new trailhead at Island Avenue. The environmental center is closed, but you can still access unpaved trails near the center that follow the creek.
Tacony Creek Park
Neighborhood gateways make getting to this crucial urban greenspace easy. Explore nearly four miles of asphalt greenway along the Tacony Creek in North Philadelphia. Use the unpaved trails to relax by the water and to access the diverse neighborhoods that border this park.
Wissahickon Valley Park
Philly’s acclaimed “Forbidden Drive” trail winds through one of the best greenspaces in the city with numerous trailheads, bridges, scenic overlooks, and public art including the Fingerspan Bridge and Toleration Statue. Use the Wissahickon Valley Park Tour to navigate to points of interest and nearby greenspaces like Houston and Andorra meadows.