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Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia

4.8
#5 of 27 in Parks in Philadelphia
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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One of the region's major areas for leisure and outdoor recreation, Wissahickon Valley Park offers numerous hiking trails, as well as a number of historical inns, mansions, mills, and bridges. Animal lovers will be delighted by the opportunity to spot deer, foxes, raccoons, groundhogs, butterflies, and other animal species native to Southeastern Pennsylvania. Make Wissahickon Valley Park a centerpiece of your Philadelphia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Philadelphia tour itinerary maker tool.
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  • Husband was playing in a tournament at Philadelphia Cricket Club and I walked to the park (about 1 mile) and then walked several miles on the wide trail along the creek. Plenty of shade, quite a few....  more
    Husband was playing in a tournament at Philadelphia Cricket Club and I walked to the park (about 1 mile) and then walked several miles on the wide trail along the creek. Plenty of shade, quite a few....  more »
  • A great place to trek from the Falls till the end & there are several side paths to be explored also. 
    A great place to trek from the Falls till the end & there are several side paths to be explored also.  more »
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  • Deducting a star just for the parking difficulties. If I didn't have my friend from the area with me, I would have a hard time figuring out where to park/get on the trail. Other than that, this is a wonderful place to hike and immerse yourself in nature. The woods are beautiful, the trail is fun and has some nice challenging uphill portions, and the wide sprawling meadow section is my favorite. Lovely area for much needed time outside.
  • Good place for hiking especially with small kids. Not a tough trail at all, especially with kids. It was very crowded during the weekend, we didn't get the allotted parking lots but instead had to find parking on the narrow hill road side. It didn't feel like the water is clean but a lot of people were enjoying in the water and grilling, family time on the river/stream shores. A little rugged but you can chose to stay on the not at all rugged paved roads, we did a combination of both it was worth it.

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