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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.
The largest collegiate regatta in the United States
May 8-9View More
The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is a two-day race held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.
An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world
October 24 – 25View 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 3View 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
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
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
Pennsylvania’s largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh
With 1000 acres, ten miles of trails and many native wildlife and plants, the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum protects the largest fresh water tidal marsh in Pennsylvania.View More
Overnight equestrian camping amid wooded trails and gorgeous viewsView More
Lake Galena, at 365 acres, is a favorite recreational spot
Fourteen miles of trails are just one of the many outdoor activities that Peace Valley Park has to offer. Bring a picnic for a lakeside lunch, or paddle out onto Lake Galena and hook a bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill or carp. The bird blind at the Peace Valley Nature Center next door offers quiet observation of cardinals, woodpeckers, finches, titmice, sparrows and more.View More
A leisurely float down the Delaware, with lunch along the way
A leisurely float down the Delaware, with lunch along the wayView More
Full, half-day and overnight fly fishing adventures on the Delaware River
Full, half-day and overnight fly fishing adventures on the Delaware River.View More
A 165-mile trail connecting waterways, rails and trails along a historic railroad path
A 165-mile trail connecting waterways, rails and trails along a historic railroad pathView More