6.9 out of 10

Wissahickon Park

40.0478385211219 -75.2123334819911
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Rich history in the wilderness"

Wissahickon Park is so awesome that even Edgar Allen Poe wrote about pretty it is. The park has been a favorite of Philadelphia residents for generations and has drawn tourists from all over. The wooded valley spans 1,800 acres and is part of Fairmount Park’s 9,200 acres.

The park’s trails are a favorite of bikers, hikers and joggers. Those who enjoy horseback riding also take advantage the Wissahickon Park. They trails are a great workout with an amazing scenery. Members of Friends of the Wissahickon have also worked hard to maintain the manmade structures that are also in the park. There are several bridges and buildings that are part of the Wissahickon’s rich history.

With a creek of the same name running through it, Wissahickon is around seven miles in length and home to many species of wildlife. There over 125 species of bird throughout the park making it an excellent spot for birdwatchers. In addition, there are over 20 species of aquatic wildlife that live in the Wissahickon creek.
Visitors who are interested in learning more about the Wissahickon Park can visit the Environmental Center which also provides information on upcoming events related to the park as well as transportation and other local points of interest. There are a few buses that go to and from the park and there are a few designated parking spots for those who drive.
  • Beautiful scenery
  • great for exercise
  • peaceful
  • limited parking
  • limited public trans access
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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