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  • Liberty Lands

    Central park

    Northern Liberties’ largest and most popular public green space, Liberty Lands boasts a myriad of trees, a community garden, a kids’ play space and local artwork spread across two acres of repurposed urban land.

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  • Linvilla Orchards

    A 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education

    Grab a bushel of fresh apples at Linvilla Orchards in Delaware County.

    A 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education

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  • Lloyd Hall

    Philadelphia’s only public boathouse

    Situated on the banks of the Schuylkill River just north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lloyd Hall is the only public athletic facility on Boathouse Row and the best point of departure for your outing into Fairmount Park.

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  • Longwood Gardens

    One of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens

    Spring at Longwood Gardens.

    When you’re at Longwood Gardens, it’s easy to imagine that you’re at a giant, royal garden in Europe. Stroll along the many paths through acres of exquisitely maintained grounds featuring 11,000 different types of plants.

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  • Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

    A 200-acre forested nature preserve on the banks of the Delaware River

    Antonio and Mary Guererro established the Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary and Wilderness Trust in 1969.

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  • Mason Dixon Trail

    A 193-mile link from the Brandywine Trail to the Appalachian Trail

    Follow the trail along the line that famously separated the northern states from the southern states in the 19th Century.

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  • Mill at Anselma

    Operating grist mill with three centuries of rich agricultural and industrial history

    Get a genuine taste of the past at this operating grist mill.

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  • Morris Arboretum

    A romantic Victorian landscape garden

    Morris Arboretum

    Stroll through the classical English landscape structures and sculpture gardens at Morris Arboretum, a 92-acre Victorian arboretum. Watch for birds as you enjoy the elegant beauty of the 19th-century grounds, complete with a formal rose garden, majestic old trees and unusual plants from North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. And the arboretum’s soaring permanent exhibit let’s you get a bird’s eye view of the forest on a 450-foot-long canopy walk more than 50 feet above ground level.

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  • Mount Pleasant

    The “grand dame” of Fairmount Park houses is one America’s great architectural gems

    Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Schuylkill River, Mount Pleasant was built in the 1760s by Scottish sea captain John McPherson.

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  • Mt. Cuba Center

    Fostering an appreciation for the plants of the Appalachian Piedmont

    The gardens at Mt. Cuba, a 630-acre non-profit center in the rolling hills of northern Delaware, are a delight of color and scent.

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  • Natural Lands Trust

    A non-profit land conservation organization

    The grounds of the Stroud Water Research Center.

    A non-profit land conservation organization, caring for natural areas throughout the Greater Philadelphia region

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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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  • Norristown Farm Park

    Wildlife, a working farm and breathtaking natural scenery

    Wildlife, a working farm and breathtaking natural scenery

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  • Nottingham Barrens

    Part of the largest occurrence of serpentine barrens in the United States.

    Located on the chain of barrens that follows the Pennsylvania and Maryland border known as the state line serpentine barrens, this 630-acre park is home to a rich display of rare plants and animals.

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  • Penn Park

    The art of fielding

    The beautiful green space at Penn Park in University City.

    A beautiful green area situated between Penn’s campus and the Schuylkill River waterfront, Penn Park features open space and recreational facilities available to the public from 6 a.m. to midnight.

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  • Pennsylvania Highlands,The

    Part of a 3.5 million acre greenway extending from south-central Pennsylvania to the Northwest corner of Connecticut.

    Part of a 3.5 million acre greenway extending from south-central Pennsylvania to the Northwestern corner of Connecticut.

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  • Pennypack Environmental Center

    An environmental education center and a dedicated bird sanctuary since 1958

    An environmental education center and a dedicated bird sanctuary since 1958.

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  • Pennypack Park

    A beautiful cousin to Philadelphia’s famous Wissahickon Gorge

    A beautiful cousin to Philadelphia’s famous Wissahickon Gorge.

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  • Pennypack Preserve

    More than 700 acres of natural meadows and woodlands

    More than 700 acres of natural meadows and woodlands

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  • Perkiomen Trail

    A 20-mile multi-use path from Valley Forge Park to Green Lane

    Walk, run or bike through the 20-mile Perkiomen Trail.

    Trace the route of the old Perkiomen Railroad from Valley Forge Park to Green Lane on a 20-mile trail that starts from its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail, through the lush valley of the Perkiomen Creek to Green Lane Park, the county’s largest park.

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  • Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon in Fairmount Park

    10th anniversary of the weekend long triathlon festival

    The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon is a big deal in the multi-sport world, becoming a top-rated, sell-out event.

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  • Philadelphia Runner

    Run a few miles in their shoes

    Started by two hometown runners, this shop carries shoes, apparel and accessories to maximize running and walking performance. Center City and suburban locations extend the running mindset.

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  • Philadelphia Women’s Triathlon

    Not just a race — it’s a celebration of incredible women doing incredible things

    This USATF-certified race is designed by women for women and emphasizes health, wellness, camaraderie and competition.

    The course follows the eight-mile loop that starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and continues up Kelly Drive, over the Falls River Bridge and down the western side of the river on Martin Luther King Drive (formerly West River Drive).

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  • Ridley Creek State Park

    More than 2,600 acres of gently rolling woodlands and meadows

    Dip a fishing line in trout-stocked Ridley Creek.

    Just 16 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Ridley Creek State Park offers myriad options: guided trail rides on horseback, fly fishing in Ridley Creek (which is always well-stocked with trout) or wandering through the park’s 2,600 acres of woodlands and meadows. When it snows, try cross-country skiing or tobogganing.

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  • River Drives Recreation Path

    An eight mile path for running, walking or biking

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular outdoor attractions, a scenic, eight-mile loop around the river

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  • Sacks Playground

    Outdoor recreation for all

    Just across 4th Street from Jefferson Square Park, Sacks Playground satisfies the neighborhood’s active crew with a pool, baseball fields, basketball courts.

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  • Sadsbury Woods Preserve

    One of the largest unfragmented woodlands in Chester County

    Sadsbury Woods Preserve

    A 500-acre nature preserve ideal for walking and hiking, Sadsbury Woods is also an important habitat for interior nesting birds and small mammals.

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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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  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    Riverfront path providing easy access to the Schuylkill Banks

    The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a 2,000-foot-long, riverside path connecting Locust and Broad Streets.

    Opens Thursday, October 2
    Extending the popular Schuylkill River Trail, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a 2,000-foot-long concrete pathway along the shoreline from Locust to South Streets. The pathway connects to the South Street Bridge via a 460-foot-long ramp that provides pedestrian, bicycle and ADA-compliant access to the Schuylkill River Trail.

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  • Schuylkill River Trail

    A 26.5-mile, multi-use path from Philadelphia to Phoenixville

    The 26.5-mile trail is a favorite for bicycle clubs, families, runners and walkers

    This 26.5-mile recreational path runs along the Schuylkill River from Center City Philadelphia to Phoenixville in Chester County.

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