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Fairmount Park System

1515 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Area: Philadelphia, PA

This is a Philadelphia gem with over 215 miles of recreation trails, six golf courses, disc golf, and numerous athletic fields. Other active possibilities include: horseback riding lessons, bike and skate rentals, rowing on the Schuylkill River, tennis and more.

In terms of the trails, there are a variety of surfaces from paved to off-road. The 25-mile Schuylkill River Trail (paved) runs from downtown Philly to Oaks in Montgomery County. For more info on this trail check out:

The trail attracts cyclists, joggers, walkers and rollerbladers.

Another very popular bike/run route is Forbidden Drive. You can start at the parking area on Bells Mills Road. It's a very easy gravel path that offers a number of sights along the way. For off roaders there are a number of technical trails that weave in and out of the main path.

Here are the details for some of the other active pursuits:

Disc Golf(free): Sedgley Woods Disc Golf Course (33rd and Oxford Streets)

Driving Range: 33rd Street Driving Range (215-235-9436)

Tennis: There are courts scattered throughout the park system

Sports: City Line Sports Center offers a 32 stall driving range along with 18 holes of mini-golf, baseball and softball batting cages and a full service snack bar (215-879-3536)

Horseback Riding Lesson Information:
Belmont Stables (215-877-8090); Chamounix Equestrian Center (215-877-4419); Courtesy Stables (215-482-8108); Northwest Stables (215-242-8892)

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