Schuylkill Banks


This wonderful outdoor recreation area covers around 8 miles of Schuylkill River, mostly on the east bank from below the Fairmount Dam through the heart of Philadelphia. Dedicated cycling and jogging trails have been created, and various other activities happen throughout the year, including outdoor movie screenings, yoga, and kayak and boat tours – check the website for details.

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