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With plenty of game lands, Philadelphia and The Countryside offer some of the best hunting and fishing in the state. The open forests of the Pennsylvania Highlands offer the acres of wilderness that outdoorsmen crave, while the well-stocked waters of the region’s lakes, rivers, creeks and streams host an active community of anglers, both recreational and competitive.

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  • Fairmount Park

    One of the world’s largest city park systems

    Biking riding through Fairmount Park

    With more than 9,200 acres of rolling hills, gentle trails, relaxing waterfront and shaded woodlands, Fairmount Park keeps a wealth of natural landscapes within easy reach of all city residents.

    You can take a stroll, head out for an afternoon of softball, organized frisbee or pier-side fishing, or just settle in for a family picnic. There are miles of trails for horseback riding, off-road cycling and deep-woods hiking, yet there are also tours of historic mansions, Japanese tea ceremonies and outdoor concerts. Three environmental centers, as well as a wildlife refuge treatment center, help bring the natural world to life for adults as well as children.

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  • Schuylkill Banks

    Philadelphia’s newest riverfront destination for playing, living, working and having fun

    Kayaking in the Schuylkill River

    Philadelphia’s riverfront destination for playing, living, working and having fun.

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  • Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament

    World’s top anglers cast their lines on the Delaware River

    The world’s top anglers will set their lines on the Delaware River for the Bassmaster Elite Professional Tournament.

    The top 100 bass anglers in the world will cast their lines in Philadelphia during the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament.

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  • Mainstream Outfitters

    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.

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  • Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

    Dedicated to helping people develop a sound environmental ethic

    An environmental center amidst more than 665 acres of deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations

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  • Green Lane Park

    Overnight equestrian camping amid wooded trails and gorgeous views

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  • Peace Valley Park

    Lake Galena, at 365 acres, is a favorite recreational spot

    Bring a picnic for a lakeside lunch, or paddle out onto the glassy waters of Lake Galena and hook a bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill or carp.

    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.

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  • Delaware River Fly Fishing Service

    Full, half-day and overnight fly fishing adventures on the Delaware River

    Full, half-day and overnight fly fishing adventures on the Delaware River.

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  • Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

    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 path

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  • Core Creek Park

    A lakeside oasis amid suburban Bucks County

    Children fly a kite in the beatific Core Creek Park.

    A lakeside oasis amid suburban Bucks County

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  • Central Perkiomen Valley Park

    More than 800 acres along the Perkiomen Creek

    More than 800 acres along the Perkiomen Creek

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  • Bucks County River Country

    Tubing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking on the Delaware

    Tubing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking trips down the scenic Delaware River

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