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.
Wissahickon Valley Park reviews
This is a true hidden gem; park is heavily wooded with miles of trails. One of the trails lead to a Hermits cave high up in the hills. Very calm and peaceful atmosphere in the middle of the city. more »
Love how tripadvisor is marketing this as a destination. If people knew the truth they might do something about it. However due to advertising as different people are getting fines like crazy... more »
One of the best city parks I have had the opportunity to thoroughly explore. You can hike here all days if you go up on the trails up in the hills and away from the main traffic of the creek. So much wildlife to spot, just a short trip from Philly. Every time i need a refresher i take the drive up here and clear my mind. A true life saver!
What unique message can I share that has not already been stated? The majestic Wissahickon Trail is a nature lover's paradise! I have walked all sections of the main trail and many side trails - it is truly beautiful in all seasons. I walked 5 different dogs here over the years; they all had a blast, and the bigger dogs enjoyed the creek using their retractable leashes. Please remember to treat your dogs with a tic preventative, and check yourself after walks, as tics and tic borne illnesses are prevalent in SEPA.
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