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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone Number: +1 215-222-6030
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Schuylkill Banks Broadwalk, a trail for all walks of life

This river walk trail is definitely Philadelphia. This part of trail was built in 2014, connecting not only center city together with west Philly, but connecting people from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This river walk trail is definitely Philadelphia. This part of trail was built in 2014, connecting not only center city together with west Philly, but connecting people from nearby colleges such as Drexel and Penn where young joggers and bikers rules the trail, as well as center city residents to take casual walk at various hours. This nicely build trail... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Schuylkill Banks Broadwalk is an extension of the Schuylkill River Trail, Philadelphia. Opened in October 2014 the Broadwalk (cast concrete) is 2,000ft long, 15ft wide & set away from the riverbank by some 50ft or so giving a sort of "on/over the water" walking experience. It appears to be a popular venue for walkers, joggers, cyclists, fishermen etc. Unsure... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I decided to explore these walking trails since I had always looked down from the Philadelphia Museum up high, thus missing the energy exploding around the paths and pavilions down below. I parked my car in the PMA’s garage, walked down the impressive stairs between the statues of Major General Peter Muehlenberg, an18th century American warrior, and Stephen Girard, a... More 

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Thank Elisabeth B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

This trail is so nice! There are many access points to it. It is fairly flat and all blacktop. The trail is wide for everyone to enjoy with bikes, walking or running. The scenery of the river is very enjoyable! There a lot of people who enjoy this trail so I felt very safe running alone when me and my... More 

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Thank Nelli013
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Nice walk. Little things like sand areas and playground and rail road tracks. Very scenic. Not smelly like the NYC east river is. Very nice walk with my bf. I would suggest a bike lane bc they seem to need to bypass ppl when they should have their own lane. In that case ppl with children should hold on to... More 

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Thank Cara W
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

I spent a brisk, autumnal morning biking the trail and felt like I tapped into the heartbeat of the city. There's nothing like seeing all the rowers out on the river, going by all the row houses, and seeing the variety of people that make up the city. It was the perfect thing to do for my first visit to... More 

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Elizabethtown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Like many older cities in the U.S., Philadelphia is situated along a river, actually two, the other being the Delaware River. Of the two, the Schuylkill retains more of its natural beauty, because city fathers long ago turned acreage along the river into a park in order to maintain the city's water shed. Here you will find the river trail,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Along the Schuylkill River that runs through Philadelphia, the city has made a great trail for biking, walking and jogging. The trail runs for over 130miles from center city towards Valley Forge and far beyond that. Behind the Museum of Art in Philly you find the old Fairmont Waterworks which is now a museum. Nice buildings, beautiful parks, public restroom... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

While in Philadelphia, my friend & I walked over to the Schuylkill River. We took a Sunday morning walk along the trail and it was beautiful. Weather was in the mid 40's and it was nice and sunny -- perfect morning for a walk and a great location! It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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