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Enjoy Some Time By The Water With GoPhillyGo

The breeze is always better by the water, and you don’t need to make fighting traffic or paying for parking part of your plan to get there. We hope you are enjoying your summer and want to let you know about some fun upcoming water themed events at Philly parks that you can get to without a car.

Kayak and canoe in rivers and a lake, enjoy free fishing lessons at multiple locations, or just sit and relax by the water at one of the many amazing waterfront parks in our region. GoPhillyGo has dozens of destinations near water that you can get to by biking, walking, and riding transit. 

Read our list of upcoming events that we are excited for, and visit GoPhillyGo for more fun activities throughout the summer and to find cool places to relax by a river or lake. Leave the car at home and let GoPhillyGo get you feeling the breeze sustainably.

John Heinz Free Fishing Day 

Join a free Family Fishing Day at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and let their volunteers and staff help you learn the basics of fishing. A limited number of rods and bait will be available, but you can also bring your own. No fishing license required.

Independence Seaport Museum

Registration for the Walnut2Walnut River Challenge is open now. This popular excursion from the Walnut Street dock on the Schuylkill River to the Seaport Museum on the Delaware River isn’t until September, but registration fills up fast. Sign up now, and hone your kayak skills with one of the Seaport Museum’s kayak trips this summer on the Delaware River. You can also relax in their basin on one of the new animal themed paddle boats.

The Discovery Center

Learn the basics of canoeing, then head out and explore the once hidden Strawberry Mansion Reservoir. This lake in the middle of North Philadelphia was gated and hidden from the public for 50 years. Now it’s teeming with native and migratory birds and other wildlife that call this incredible greenspace home.

More Events

Get a free fishing lesson from Riverfront North at Pleasant Hill Park on the Delaware River on 8/26. 

Go on a tandem kayak excursion every Saturday at Glen Foerd on the Delaware River.

Get your feet wet while you search for aquatic organisms in the Tookany/Tacony Creek on 8/21.

GoPhillyGo Takes Traffic and Parking Out Of Your Trip To The Shore 

Looking to beat the city heat? You don’t need a car to get to the Jersey Shore this summer. GoPhillyGo can help you plan a sustainable trip to several popular destinations along the coast including Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Cape May. NJ Transit buses depart Center City multiple times a day and have stops in many towns along the shore. 

You can also ride the Atlantic City (AC) line from 30th Street station or use PATCO to connect to the AC line at PATCO’s Lindenwold station. You can even bring your bike on all these modes to go even farther on your trip. Don’t let traffic, tolls, and parking cut into your beach time. Plan a sustainable trip to the beach with GoPhillyGo.

Click here to plan a sustainable trip to the Jersey Shore