Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and it’s a perfect time to start planning some summer fun. Even though there is a ton to do in and immediately around Philly this season, sometimes it’s best to take a break from the city.
And what better way to take an outdoor break than by the water?
So pile up a cooler full of food and drinks, grab whatever swimwear you have, and round up your friends: this is your guide to 13 of the best refreshing lakes and rivers around Philly.
All of these spots include swimming or boating opportunities (or both!) and they’re all within a two hour drive of the city, so you can take off an afternoon and enjoy the outdoors.
Got another spot within two hours, give or take? Leave a comment, or send us a tip and we'll add it to the list.Read More