Saturday, May 24, 2008

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.

Enjoying the view of the creek from Valley Green

Looking down on the creek below

View from a bridge

When are you guys gonna bring out that cake? Jack waits patiently.

A day to celebrate!


At 7:57 PM, Blogger Mr Sammo said...

Ah... When you said you were planning on bike riding in Philadelphia I envisioned city streets, darting around buses, and patriotic sites. Silly Sammo. I should have guessed river, trees, and ducks from the start. :)


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