Fairmount Park

The world’s largest urban park, Fairmount Park sprawls more than 4,400 leafy acres, with extensive hiking, walking, and biking trails, the city’s first art museum, Memorial Hall, and the soon-to-be home of the Please Touch Museum. Take the children to feed the ducks in Valley Green, do some trout fishing (with a license) in Wissahickon Creek or mountain bike along scenic Forbidden Drive. Tricycles are better suited to West River Drive, which is closed to car traffic weekends from April through September. If you really want to impress the kids, don’t miss the Whispering Benches that flank Memorial Hall, two serpentine benches which magically conduct sound from one end to the other, even at the level of a whisper.

Contact number: (215) 683-0200

Location: 4231 North Concourse Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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