Editor's note: This story was originally published in July 2016. It has been updated throughout to reflect the latest information.
There are plenty of spraygrounds and public pools that can help you beat the heat in Philly. But we have something else that’s really special, too: two major rivers that sandwich the city, each with their own great kayaking, canoeing and boating spots.
Now that the storms have (mostly) died down, and the weather isn’t as blisteringly hot, it’s the perfect time to get out on the water, and we’ve rounded up the best spots. Whether you’re looking to just dip your toes, or take a kayak out, here are some of Philly’s best offerings.
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