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7 Great Views of the City & How to Get There by Public Transit, Foot, or Bike

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, located in Southwest Philadelphia on Lindbergh Blvd, is the nation's first urban refuge and was established in 1972 to preserve, restore and develop the natural area known as Tinicum Marsh.

Accessible by:

SEPTA Regional Rail Eastwick Station  

SEPTA bus routes 37, 108, 115 stop at 84th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.

SEPTA trolley route 36 stops at Island Ave. & Lindbergh Blvd.

In the future, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge will be accessible by the multi-use Cobbs Creek Trail

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Belmont Plateau

Located in West Fairmount Park on Belmont Mansion Dr., Belmont Plateau is a favorite place for runners, cyclists, sledders, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Accessible by:

SEPTA bus route 38 stops at Belmont Ave. and S Georges Hill Dr.

Closest Indego bike share station: Parkside Ave. & Belmont Ave., Case Building - 4300 S Concourse St.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located on Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., has stunning views from both the front and back of the building. Run up the Rocky steps at the front of the museum to take in City Hall and Center City’s skyscrapers. Then, walk around to the back to view the Schuylkill River, Fairmount Water Works, and Boat House Row.  

Accessible by:

Schuylkill River Trail

Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. bike lanes

Fairmount Ave. bike lane

Spring Garden St. bike lane

SEPTA bus route 43 stops at Spring Garden St. and Kelly Dr.

SEPTA bus route 38 stops at Art Museum Dr. and back entrance

Closest Indego bike share station: Philadelphia Art Museum - 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.


Bartram’s Garden

Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark located on the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia. Here you can find parkland, wildlife habitats, tidal wetlands, and a reclaimed meadow.

Accessible by:

Gray’s Ave. bike lane & the Circuit Trail’s 58th St. Greenway

SEPTA trolley route 36 stops at Lindbergh Blvd. & 54th St.

SEPTA bus 52 route stops at Woodland Ave. & 53rd St.

Starting Saturday, April 22, Bartram’s Garden will be accessible by Bartram’s Mile, a multi-use path from Grays Ferry Avenue to 56th Street.

South Street Bridge

Located in southwest Center City, this bridge crosses over the Schuylkill River and connects the Graduate Hospital and University City neighborhoods.

Accessible by:

Schuylkill River Trail

South Street bike lane

University City SEPTA Regional Rail Station

SEPTA bus route 40 stops at South St. and Convention Ave. & at Lombard St. and 26th St.

Closest Indego bike share stations: 23rd St. & South St. & University City Station on South St., just east of 33rd St. - 3051 South St.


Central Delaware River Trail between Washington Ave. Green and Pier 68

The Central Delaware River Trail, currently in progress, will be a 6 mile long continuous multi-use trail connecting Port Richmond in the North to Pennsport in the South. This trail is part of the East Coast Greenway and The Circuit. Currently, the southern portion of the trail is open to pedestrians and cyclists. The trail can be entered at the intersection of Columbus Blvd. and Washington Ave., or through Pier 70 shopping center at Columbus Blvd. and Pier 70 Blvd.

Accessible by:

Washington Ave. bike lane

Columbus Blvd. bike lane

Septa bus routes 7, 25, 29, 64 stop in Pier 70 shopping center

SEPTA bus route 25 stops at Columbus Blvd. and Washington Ave.

Closest Indego bike share stations: Front St. & Carpenter St. - 925 S Front St.

Camden, NJ Waterfront

The Camden Waterfront, directly across from Penn’s Landing, is home to the Camden Children’s Garden, Adventure Aquarium, Battleship New Jersey, BB&T Pavilion, Wiggins Park Marina, and the Camden Riversharks.

Accessible by:




NJ Transit

Riverlink Ferry

Ben Franklin Bridge mutli-use path

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