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Walking along the river in Philly! Schuylkill Banks River Walk

We took the train downtown and then walked from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the 30th Street Station through this park.  It was lovely.   There were plenty of places to stop and rest.  Took a long time for me, but I was really happy to have the experience.

The only problem I had with my walker was getting up the steps to cross the bridge to the station.  Bruce had ro fold up the walker and carry it up the steps.  I took a lot of rests and made it up the stairs.  I don’t know what someone would do that couldn’t walk up stairs at all!!

This video is all along the trail!  We didn’t take it, but are sharing it with you from youtube.

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This great park was recently created along the banks of the river.

From the website http://www.schuylkillbanks.org/

ACTIVITIES

Enjoy the great outdoors in the heart of the city on Schuylkill Banks!

Schuylkill Banks is a short walk or ride away from many Philadelphia neighborhoods. The riverfront trail and greenway is an ideal spot for a wide variety of active and passive recreation. Take advantage of 1.2 miles of trail connecting to Kelly Drive and an additional 3300 feet of trail at Grays Ferry Crescent for your walk, run, skate or bike ride. Riverside lawns are a great spot for picnicking, lounging in the sun, or playing a game of catch. Easy access to the river is perfect for urban anglers and kayakers. Be inspired by views of the river, bridges, greenery and city skyline while you paint, take photos or write on the Banks.

Beautiful beagle that we met in the park with her Mom.  I believe her name was “Lucy”.

Parents with their goslings.  The photos were taken June 4, 2012.  They are much bigger now!

Highly recommend a visit to the park and the river.  Clean, and it felt pretty safe.  People we met were friendly.  You have to watch out for the bikers and runners – they are very serious!

The people we met said that they felt safe even walking after dark, but I think that is a good idea.


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  1. July 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I think you do the funnest things.

    • July 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks Donna. This was over a month ago, but we do try to be funnest as much as we can! LOL

  2. July 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Great review of “what to do” and love the inclusion of the video. It is beautiful and makes me wish I was there 😉

    • July 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, Deborah!

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