Philadelphia August 24, 2017
Here Are The 7 Most Incredible Natural Wonders Hiding Around Philadelphia
Philadelphia is distinct in it’s location – close to the Appalachian mountains, close to the Jersey Shore, and right on a gorgeous river. It should come as no surprise that it’s easy to find incredible natural wonders just a short drive from the City of Brotherly Love. How many of these scenic spots have you visited? They’re fun to see in the summer, and many of them turn breathtakingly beautiful when the colors of autumn begin to arrive.
1. Fairmount Park
Right in our city is a gorgeous, well-kept part that offers scenic walking paths, bouldering, climbing, and more. If you need a quick getaway into nature, you can't beat it.
2. Wissahickon Valley Park
Wissahickon Valley Park is another stunning park where you can find nature in Philadelphia. From climbing, to paddling, to just walking the miles of footpaths and enjoying the overlooks, you'll love your time spent here.
Wissahickon Valley Park is located at Valley Green Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128.
3. Ringing Rocks County Park
Ringing Rocks Park is home to one of the most interesting phenomenons in the state of Pennsylvania - a field of large rocks that ring like bells when you strike them! The park is about an hour and a half from Philadelphia.
You'll find Ringing Rocks County Park along Ringing Rocks Rd. in Upper Black Eddy, PA.
4. Susquehanna River
The gorgeous Susquehanna River is the longest river on the East Coast! This powerful body of water flows through central and eastern Pennsylvania, bringing plenty of scenes like the one pictured. Take a day trip to paddle or tube down the river and enjoy the wildlife and quaint river towns you'll see on the way.
5. Glen Onoko Falls
Glen Onoko Falls in Jim Thorpe is only recommended for experienced hikers, as the trail can be a little treacherous. If you're surefooted and brave enough, you'll be rewarded with some of the best views in Pennsylvania.
6. Bushkill Falls
Bushkill Falls is two hours from Center City, but it is worth every minute of that drive. Walk on the boardwalks or trails to the breathtaking falls that anyone will enjoy.
Bushkill Falls is located at 38 Bushkill Falls Trail, Bushkill, PA 18324.
7. Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware Water Gap is about two hours from Center City, and again, it is worth the drive. Camp in the KOA nearby and hike Mount Minsi and Mount Tammany for the best views of this natural phenomenon that began to cut through the Appalachian Mountains over 500 million years ago!
Each of these parks will make you stop and appreciate the natural wonders that our world has left for us. We’re lucky to live in such a scenic state, so please don’t take it for granted. Get out there and see what you’ve been missing!
9 Amazing State Parks Around Philadelphia That Will Blow You Away are worth checking out, too, if you really want to see the best of the best.
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