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Review of Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park
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One Liberty Observation Deck Philadelphia General Admission
Ranked #62 of 465 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the world's largest municipal parks, a sprawling 9,200 acres contains several million trees and America's oldest zoo.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Really beautiful place to hang around and relax. On a beautiful summer day, it is the perfect place to be.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Great Park to run...Along the River. A great system of trails. Bikers, Runners, Walkers and Skaters.

Thank Dennie421
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Fairmount Park stretches from the south side of Philadelphia all the way north to the northern wilderness. It meanders along the Schuylkill River, absorbing Boat House Row and winding through Wissahickon Valley. This northern path is the Forbidden Drive ( like Beijing’s Forbidden City our Forbidden Drive is now open to pedestrians) which parallels the Wissahickon Creek. Along the way is a canoe club, the Valley Green Restaurant and the only covered bridge in a major city.
This is a gem, rivaling NYC’s Central Park, it just does not have the name recognition and movie/TV exposure.

1  Thank ChocolateCzar
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Fairmount Park is a big swath of paradise straddling the Schuylkill River in the heart of the City of Philadelphia. It extends roughly from the Spring Garden Bridge to Falls Bridge, and it's commonly referred to as East Fairmount Park on the east banks, from the art museum to Laurel Hill Cemetery, and West Fairmount Park on the west, from the Philadelphia Zoo to Chamonix Woods. The sprawling grounds provide an ideal setting for an afternoon with family and friends. Picnic among historic buildings, statues and preserved mansions, play a round of disc golf at Sedgley Woods, or get fit exploring the park's extensive trail system. The most popular trail in Fairmount is the Schuylkill River Trail, which runs the length of Fairmount along both sides of its namesake river. It's always pulsing with cyclists, runners, in-line skaters and the like. But if you're looking for adventure that's a bit more removed from the bustle of the gritty city, keep your eyes peeled for the unmarked single-track trails that lead off into the woods. There are miles of trail here ideal for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. You may have heard of the newly popular Boxers Trail; But even greater than the Boxers Trail is a vast unmarked trail network just waiting to be discovered by anyone who would dare to venture into the mysterious woods.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I had a few hours to spare before my flight left and I didn't want to be in a crowded urban area, so I went to this park. It was an excellent decision! There is free parking areas everywhere, and I was able to park and just walk around for miles and enjoy viewing the monuments, buildings, and beautiful cherry blossoms in the area. The weather was perfect as well. This is a great place to spend either a short amount of time or an entire afternoon.

Thank supercat912
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