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2015 Urban Hike

Wissahickon Valley Park

If you’ve only walked Forbidden Drive, you haven’t really done the Wiss. This 1,800-acre park has 57 miles of shaded, twisting, water-edging trails and couldn’t be more accessible. Seek out the paths that lead to the park’s many historic bridges, like the Thomas Mill covered bridge — originally built in 1737, it’s the last of its kind within city limits.