The vibrant colors of Autumn are back in full force, and right now is the best time to get out and see the fall foliage. Immerse yourself in this annual arboreal transition from summer green to fall’s spectacular reds, yellows, and oranges with a visit to a park or trail. Philly has plenty of amazing greenspaces that you don’t need a car to get to, and GoPhillyGo makes it easy to plan walking, biking, or transit trips to see the fall foliage.
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All you need to do is visit the GoPhillyGo mobile site or download the Android app to your mobile device to explore the region sustainably. We made a list of some of our favorite places to be outdoors and enjoy the fall foliage, but check out www.gophillygo.org for more fall events and places to see all the colors this season. Happy Fall from GoPhillyGo!
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
This incredible natural habitat is bursting with tons of fall color in addition to the tremendous amount of migratory and native birds that call this refuge home. Explore miles of trails along creeks, through forests and meadows, and around a lake. Look for picturesque views of the Philly skyline set behind the red, yellow, and orange trees that fill this important greenspace.
Cobbs Creek Park
Cobbs Creek Park and the 4.2 mile paved Cobbs Creek Trail are great places to see the vibrant fall colors, and the best part is you can access the trail at the 63rd Street Market-Frankford El station. Disembark here and head south to Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center and historic Mount Moriah Cemetery. You can also access an unpaved trail that follows Cobbs Creek at Spruce Street. Head north and explore the waterfall in Haddington Woods.
Click here for directions to Cobbs Creek Park.
Tacony Creek Park
Take a walk or bring your bike to this fantastic urban park that connects Montgomery County to the Juniata neighborhood in North Philadelphia. The paved greenway has numerous gateways along its length and natural trails leading to beautiful views of Tacony Creek. The dense forest might make you feel like you are miles away from the city, but each gateway leads to transit with connections to nearby hubs.
Click here for more info about Tacony Creek Park.
The Discovery Center/East Fairmount Park
Hike around this once hidden lake in East Fairmount Park and explore this important habitat in the middle of North Philadelphia. While you’re they’re, take a walk or bike ride to other nearby destinations including Boxer’s Trail, Laurel Hill Cemetery, and the Schuylkill River Trail to get a full dose of fall colors.
Wissahickon Valley Park
Wissahickon Valley Park is one of the best places in Philadelphia to see the fall foliage with several trails and numerous gateways. Follow the award winning Forbidden Drive along the west side of the Wissahickon Creek for a relaxing walk or bike ride through this amazing greenspace. The trails on the east side are a little more challenging, but will get you to unique destinations like Fingerspan Bridge and the Tedyuscung and Toleration statues. The orange and white trails will immerse you in the full display of fall colors as you hike along the cliffs. Click here to get directions to Wissahickon Valley Park.
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Love Your Park Day Of Service is This Saturday 11/13
The annual day of service returns with events happening across the city, and you can find all the volunteer events on GoPhillyGo right here. Once you register, GoPhillyGo can get you easy walking, biking, or transit directions so you can double down on your commitment to sustainability. Show your support for a greenspace in your community or someone else’s by donating your time this weekend.