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Beaches, Lakes & Boating
The rivers are navigable and the lakes are large, so you’ll have plenty of room for your boat — whether it’s under sail or motor. If conditions are favorable, you can make it to the Atlantic Ocean by nightfall, and there’s always the Chesapeake Bay!
The largest lake in Southeastern Pennsylvania, accompanied by a 5,283-acre park
Offering more than 1,450 acres and four public launching areas, Lake Nockamixon is a popular spot for boating of all kinds, including catamarans and windsurfers. Anglers also enjoy this warm, expansive water lake, which is stocked with a variety of species.
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 25 – 26View More
Enjoy a great fall weekend in Fairmount Park and take in a picturesque fall regatta at the Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the longest running head races in the country.
A colorful celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition
Saturday, October 4View More
Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River for an unusually colorful and dramatic regatta, the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival, Philadelphia’s annual celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition.
235 acres for kayaking, bird walks, pond tours and seasonal festivals
Silver Lake Nature Center features a butterfly garden, lakes, marshes, meadows, a bog and 4.5 miles of nature trails that highlight the diverse plant and animal life in the area.View More
May 9– 10: The largest collegiate regatta in the United States
The two-day race is held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.View More
Boat tours of the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers
Offering excursions along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, Patriot Harbor Lines welcomes up to 35 guests on its reproduction of a classic 1920s commuter yacht.View More
A premium hang on the northern edge of NoLibs, this swim club attracts an attractive crowd with tunes, drinks and chill space.View More
Sail the Delaware River aboard a Chinese Junk-rigged schooner
See Philadelphia a whole new way aboard the 48’ schooner Summer Wind. Enjoy 90-minute sailing tours up to 6 times every day, from an early morning History Sail to the famous Sunset Sail or even a late-night Moonlight Sail.View More
Full or half-day guided fishing trips
Get the most out of your fishing trip with a little help from experienced guides. Whether it’s trout or bass, salt or freshwater, Mainstream Outfitters can help you find your fish with one of their guided fishing trips.View More
Kayaking, canoeing and tubing along the scenic Brandywine River
Northbrook Canoe Company offers kayaking, canoeing and tubing along the scenic Brandywine River in Chester County, Pennsylvania, about an hour southwest of Philadelphia.View More
Whitewater rafting right here in the Delaware Valley
Whitewater rafting, with Class 3 and 4 rapids, right here in the Delaware ValleyView More