Schuylkill River Trail, Philadelphia

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  • July 20, 2017
    This is a very scenic walk giving you a very good cross section of Philadelpia. I suggest you start near the Art Museum and walk southwest towards downtown and West Philly. You'll pass the rear of the...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    This path is easily accessible from the Museum and runs along the river. Lots of people using it, beautiful scenery and good police patrols. They were doing some construction - so double check before ...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    We were looking for a quick scenic walk and the thought of a boardwalk extended over the Schuylkill River sounded good. It leaves much to be desired. The view is of the railroad tracks and freight car...  more »
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  • March 5, 2017
    The perfect trail to exercise or just take a stroll. Tip for visitors: Use Bikeshare to ride along the Schuylkill River to stop by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Waterworks, and The Boathouse Row. There is a Bikeshare Dock #13 at the base of the Rocky Steps/eastside of the museum. The trail is busy during weekends, so be prepare to yell, "ON YOUR LEFT" when passing slower walkers and joggers. If you get thirsty, stop by the Cosmic Cafe next to the Lloyd Hall to grab water or a quick bite to eat and stretch out at the public seating and dining area. Also, there are relatively clean public restrooms next to the Lloyd Hall accessible directly from outside throughout the year. Download the iOS app, b-cycle now by TalentRiot and select Philadelphia to locate Philly Bikeshare and availability of bikes around center city.

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