• Wissahickon Valley Park - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Wissahickon Valley Park
      Photo by Dennis Goza
      Part of Fairmount Park, as Philadelphia's city park system is called, Wissahickon Valley Park comprises 1400 acres of beautiful nature trails and historic landmarks. The latter include the Valley Green Inn, which was established in the 1850s, and where you can stop for lunch if you like. Some houses and buildings are considerably older. But mostly you'll enjoy wooded seclusion along the course of the Wissahickon Creek. You'll find it hard to believe that you're within the boundaries of a major city.

      If you go:
      If you'd like to explore the park with a group, organized hikes take place regularly. Keep an eye out for two impressive statues, a 15 foot Lenape chief erected in 1902, and a 10 foot Quaker, a statue called Toleration, dating back to 1883.


      Henry Avenue and Lincoln Drive
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118 USA

      Mailing address:
      Recreation Parks Office
      1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor
      Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Parks Coordinator
      +1 (215) 683-3679