Biking Along the Schuylkill in Philadelphia
Today we explored 22 miles of trails along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. We started out behind the Philadelphia Art Museum and rode parallel to Kelly Drive through Fairmount Park. At first the trail was filled with people rollerblading, biking, running, and just enjoying the beautiful Spring weather, but further along the trail the crowds thinned out and we were treated to beautiful views of the Schuylkill River and later the Wissahickon Creek. We stopped for snacks and nature watching at Valley Green (where I saw my first wood duck!). Then we rode along Forbidden Drive, then took a detour along the Manayunk Canal.
Later that evening, we had a lovely Memorial Day picnic with friends on their back porch, complete with Tiki torches, candles, and a beautiful view of the Big Dipper overhead. We also celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful time enjoying fun, laughter, and each other's company!
The bike path has a view of the creek below.
The bridge at Valley Green.