Philly is an incredibly popular city for bikers. For many, it’s an eco-friendly way to get to and from work; a relaxing summer activity; or just a way to explore everything the city has to offer.
But sometimes you just want to get away from the high rises, narrow streets, and cars, and get back to nature a little bit. Luckily, Philly’s got you covered there, too.
This city has a wealth of quiet, nature-filled spots to ride your bike in peace, and in honor of Earth Day, we’ve put together some of our favorites. From the long Kelly Drive ride along the Schuylkill, to the smaller (but no less beautiful) Gray’s Ferry Crescent, these are the paths that will give you the best views of the water, trees, green space, and natural beauty that exists all around the city.
Bonus: many of these trails and routes can connect to each other, so you can make a short route in to a day-long event.
This is by no means an extensive list, so if we missed your favorite nature-heavy ride, drop us a note in the comments. You can also check out the complete network of bike trails and routes in Philly via the Bicycle Coalition’s map.Read More