Philly’s Riverside Trail

IMG_20171116_114134462_HDRLike many cities, Philadelphia is working to improve access to its waterfront, and the Schuylkill Trail is now extends far enough for a nice, traffic free walk (although it can get crowded with joggers and bikers).  These photos are from our latest explorations – from the skate park by the Art Museum down to South Street, where the path goes out into the river.

 

As a reminder of its industrial past, the railroad tracks run next to the trail, which is fun for those of us who enjoy watching trains.

 

https://schuylkillrivertrail.com/

The Schuylkill Center- Environmental Art & Hiking Trails

The Wissahickon Creek runs through Philadelphia, with many areas for a great hike or mountain bike ride.  For a one stop hike and dose of culture, we visited the Schuylkill Environmental Center. With several miles of trails and indoor/outdoor art exhibits, it was a great place to take advantage of a gorgeous fall day.  Starting with a viewing of their latest indoor art exhibit “Anthrobotanical” (exploring the connections between people and nature – you’ll have to guess what question we asked our weed – and if it responded…):

Followed by a hike and picnic:

Plus, it’s free!

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/

A Bridge Walk & A Favorite Old City Restaurant

img_20171102_1110537252.jpgFor a city walk with great views and no traffic, the pedestrian path on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a great option.  Opened in 1926 (with Art Deco architectural details), a round trip walk is almost 3 miles – with views of the Camden and Philadelphia waterfronts and Philadelphia skyline.

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Since we burned off all those calories hiking the bridge – and since the bridge walk ends in Old City, we headed to one of our favorite restaurants, Capofitto, for a favorite Philly meal: arancini (fried risotto balls) and pizza with arugula and prosciutto:

 

Next, we are going to attempt to recreate this delicious meal at home… (Recreating a Restaurant (Capofitto) Meal At Home: Arancini & Pizza With Prosciutto)

http://www.capofittoforno.com/