It’s official. The GoPhillyGo Android app is one year old, and still the best way to get car-free multimodal directions to trails, parks, museums, and fun events happening all over the Philadelphia region. The GoPhillyGo app uses your location to populate a list of places near you, so it is easy to find your next destination on the go. Use the app to find all the coolest spots in Wissahickon Valley Park or get easy walking directions to the museums in the Parkway Museum District and Center City.
GoPhillyGo has helped thousands of people plan car-free trips, and we look forward to another year of making it easy to ditch the car. Stay tuned for exciting new updates coming in 2020. Download the app or save the GoPhillyGo mobile site to your iPhone’s home screen and get ready to find your next adventure. Here are a few of our favorite places to explore using the GoPhillyGo app.
Wissahickon Valley Park
Forbidden Drive was Pennsylvania’s 2018 Trail of the Year and continues to be one of the most scenic trails in Philadelphia. Explore some of the last meadows in Philadelphia County or sit on the rocks along the tranquil Wissahickon Creek. Let the GoPhillyGo app use your location to get directions to the Fingerspan Bridge and other points of interest in the park. Click here to download the app and learn more about Wissahickon Valley Park!
John Heinz National Wildlife Preserve
Explore over 1000 acres of preserved tidal marshland, meadows, forests, and creeks at America’s first urban wildlife refuge. Depart from the visitor center and explore over 10 miles of trails. When you are ready to return, the GoPhillyGo app uses your location within the park to guide you back to the visitor center center, then to your next mode of transportation. Keep your eyes peeled for migratory birds hunting in the marshes. Click here to download the app and learn more about the Preserve!
Cobbs Creek Park
Hike or bike on this 3.7 mile paved greenway through Cobbs Creek Park. Visit the Cobbs Creek Environmental Center or explore a peaceful wooded trail that winds along the creek. You can also use the GoPhillyGo app to get directions to nearby parks like Bartram’s Garden, Haddington Woods, and Morris Park. Trail users can access Cobbs Creek Trail from the 63rd St. Market-Frankford El station, Route 34 Trolley, and several bus routes, including routes 42 and 21. Click here to download the app and learn more about Cobbs Creek Park!
Tacony Creek Park
Tacony Creek Park and trail provide crucial outdoor space in one of the most densely populated sections of Philadelphia. The 3.2 mile paved greenway connects Montgomery County to Juniata in North Philadelphia. Wind through forests with scenic views of Tacony Creek and gateways that connect to neighborhoods along the way. Gaze up at the treetops and you might see a red tailed hawk perched above the water. Click here to download the app and learn more about Tacony Creek Park.
The Discovery Center
Last year, Philadelphia pulled back the curtains on one of the city’s hidden treasures and opened the Discovery Center and Strawberry Mansion Reservoir to the public. Take a hike around this man-made lake turned wildlife sanctuary, and learn about the birds and animals that live and visit here. The Discovery Center is located in East Fairmount Park along with other great destinations like Boxer’s Trail and Glendinning Rock Garden. GoPhillyGo can also help you get across the Schuylkill River into West Fairmount Park to even more great destinations. Click here to download the app and learn more about East Fairmount Park!