Keeping fit and staying active is a great way to clear your mind and stay sane during these trying times. Escaping into the wonders of nature and feeling that runner’s high is perfect for those of you who lead busy lives and are always plugged into the world wide web. Lucky for you, Philadelphia has some of the greatest running trails in all of Pennsylvania, many of which pass some of the most beautiful and historic sites in the state, so lace-up your trainers and lets go.
Here Are Some Of The Best Running Trails In Philadelphia:
The Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King Jr Drive Loop
This route is about nine miles long and forms part of the larger Schuylkill River Trail. The route starts near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and trails all along the Schuylkill River. The route provides runners with some great natural views of the river and on weekend the Martin Luther King Jr Drive is closed to vehicles so runners are able to run freely in the road.
Wissahickon Valley Park
Get lost in the wonders of nature while running through the Wissahickon Valley Park. The park contains over 2000 acres of natural parkland and includes the Wissahickon creek as well as the Schuylkill River. The park is a great place to enjoy a run, cycle or even just a joyful afternoon stroll. Visitors have dubbed it the best running trail in Philadelphia.
The Pennypack Park is a natural wonder that trails all along historic grounds. The breathtaking park offer runners serene natural views and about 1600 acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields and meadows. Take a breath of fresh air in the immaculate Pennypack Park.
For those looking to exercise but still trying to take it easy, Bertram’s Mile is just what you’re looking for. Part of the Schuylkill River trail, the trail is an easy 1.1 miles one way. Running through the scenic Bertram’s Gardens, the trail offers runners the perfect combination of urban and natural views.