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Top park recommendations from locals

“Favorite place to hike in the city! Amazing trails to explore, Gorgeous views and scenery. Love to hike this then stop for brunch at the valley green inn ”
  • 97 locals recommend
“While there were no battles fought in Valley Forge, the time the Continental Army spent here went down as one of their most trying periods. Exhibits, artifacts, replicated huts and the original headquarters tell the story of the pivotal winter that George Washington and his troops endured at the site.”
  • 54 locals recommend
“I love this place. if u like cherry tree u have to go there and see. much better than DC. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
“The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The arboretum is open daily except major holidays; an admission fee is charged at the gate.”
  • 33 locals recommend
“LOVE the park! Great for picnics, hiking, biking, bird watching, playgrounds, serenity!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Shofuso, also known as Japanese House and Garden, is a traditional 17th century-style Japanese house and garden located in Philadelphia's West Fairmount Park on the site of the Centennial Exposition of 1876. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse offers a free, safe place to play for children 10 and younger. The 6 1/2 acre Playground includes the Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide and more than 50 pieces of unique, age-appropriate and accessible pieces of play equipment. The 16,000 square foot Playhouse, designed for children 5 and younger, gives them a chance to drive the train, cook in the kitchen, ride tricycles in Smithville and much, much more.”
  • 12 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Quiet state park near Skippack, PA with hiking trails, playground and fishing.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“This spot in Fairmount Park is a must see for the best view of the Philly skyline. As mentioned by Will Smith in “Summertime,” you’ve got to check out the Plateau! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
  • 3 locals recommend
“Great trails and some mountain bike trails, but make an appointment to use mountain trails.”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Gorgeous 650 Acre Park Reserve. Walking trails, biking trails, 2 creeks fully stocked for trout fishing. I love to walk in the morning and connect with nature”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“A 5-4 mile trail that provides scenic views of the Pennypack Creek cliff, and woodlands of the park. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
“Park at Lumberville and walk the footbridge over the Delaware River to Bulls Island or drive to Frenchtown and head south to access by car. ”
  • 3 locals recommend