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Kelly Drive

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Address: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131
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+1 215-685-0000

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Kelly Drive is such a lovely place to walk. River, rowing, bridges, flora and fauna. Easy terrain too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kelly Drive is such a lovely place to walk. River, rowing, bridges, flora and fauna. Easy terrain too.

Thank btravelhappy
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Either alone or with your family, friends or loved one, this is a lovely day. Bring a picnic and sit at one of the numerous tables. Take the family out for a bike ride down the drive. Walk hand in hand with your loved one and take in a scenic peaceful view. Be aware that there is a great deal... More 

Thank Euell73
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

ride walk or just picnic green trees lots of places for the car to safely park and enjoy nature easy driving

Thank thomas p
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

When you drive toward Philadelphia on Kelly Drive you will pass the John B Kelly sculpture near the rowing grandstands above Boathouse Row, and you might be tempted to think that both, Kelly Drive and the Kelly sculpture honor the same person. This is not so although one might suggest that both honor the Kelly family of Philadelphia. The smoothly... More 

Thank Elisabeth B
Philadelphia, Pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Kelly Drive (previously known as East River Drive) winds through the park towards Center City. At times, it is not possible to drive because of crew races. When the weather is good it is great to jog or bike. One problem is that the Drive is about 3.5 miles long. There are not restrooms as you get towards East Falls.... More 

Thank joanz359
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the nicest walks past the Art Museum and boathouse row to watch the rowers on the rivet

Thank Lsbtravel1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

No matter if you are joggers, bikers, walkers, or visitors to watch some of the major Schuylkill River events such as the regatta or just stroll along the river to enjoy its scenery. Kelly Drive trail is a beautiful place to spend your day or just for an hour or two. Kelly Drive is in Fairmount Park and it runs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Kelly Drive runs along the River in Philadelphia. It has all - regattas, boat tours, canoe training classes, and even a small waterfall. Locals and visitors spend lots of time there! You are invited to join!

Thank Alexander K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Didn't spend enough time here but like the view of this area. A beautiful area to relax, eat, listen to the birds, see the flowers, shrubs, and water works. Free public area.

Thank joanadventure
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

When I want to clear my mind I go here for my runs great scenery takes my mind off of things. Love this place!

Thank DrZumba

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