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Beautiful Park in the City

I was born in the city and have been visiting the park since my mother took me when i was a kid in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
surfisher53
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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
Amazing nature park in the city with 50+ miles of trails, a beautiful creek and history galore

This is by far the best city park we've ever visited. Because this was our first time, we stuck to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pac120691
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Spend the day hiking the trails and enjoying one of the largest city parks in the country...and be sure to find the Indian statue!

4  Thank ZerohF
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was born in the city and have been visiting the park since my mother took me when i was a kid in the 60's...it's even nicer now since the friends of the Wissahickon have been caring for it.

Thank surfisher53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is sort of out of the way in Northwest Philly, but it’s definitely worth it if you’re interested in nature and greenery. I also took very nice photos with my camera here. It does not even feel like you’re in the city of...More

Thank joshs632
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited for the first this summer with a friend, and we enjoyed a beautiful 2 hour hike through the woods and along the river. There is an especially nice place for skipping stones. On the hot day that we chose to visit, there were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best city park we've ever visited. Because this was our first time, we stuck to the main trail - Forbidden Road (no vehicles allowed) - which was flat, wide and paralleled its namesake creek. Leashed dogs are allowed as are...More

1  Thank pac120691
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful resource, so close to the city. We were there end October, hoping for the Fall colors, but a week too early! There is an excellent place for lunch, by the car park, called Valley Green Inn, but you might need...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a perfect fall day for trailing and the trails were beautiful. We crossed a covered bridge and a variety of terrains. However we got lost. I don't quite understand how we went from one trail to another. Having hiked many sections of A.T....More

Thank margierivera987
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

One of the best experiences I’ve had in Philadelphia. It is nature at its best, and there are so many trails to follow. Provides a good work out too.

Thank Austin R
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Forbidden Drive is a wonderful place to walk, run, ride a bike or horseback ride. Many trails off of the drive - with beautiful views.

1  Thank ReggieCat
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Lived in this area my whole life and started going down here before I could walk. Its a place of peace and tranquility in the city. One of the best places to run trails around the variety of the terrain always keeps it interesting.

Thank gammij
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Spend the day hiking the trails and enjoying one of the largest city parks in the country...and be sure to find the Indian statue!

4  Thank ZerohF
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Thomas B
September 5, 2018|
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Response from ZerohF | Reviewed this property |
Start at the Valley Green Inn restaurant and cross the bridge over the creek. After the bridge take the stairs to the left to the trail and continue on that trail to the left (if you go to the parking lot you’ve missed the... More
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perrottamj92
July 31, 2018|
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Response from lovetravel282015 | Reviewed this property |
You can ask the concierge at your hotel for information on SEPTA buses which take you to the Wissahickon Transpirtation Center. Across the street there is a trail into the park. Or take an Uner. There is a walking trail... More
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Tzvi Mordechai K
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Nitisha J | Reviewed this property |
I agree.. it doesn't close and I have never been there after dark, unless one wants to try night hike
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