Be sure to check out the Tyler Arboretum and other great parks before it gets too cold. The Tyler Arboretum (515 Painter R. Media PA) is 1.027 sq. miles of gorgeous outdoor space and unique trees located outside of Philadelphia and fall is one of the best times to explore. The Tyler Arboretum is open in October Monday through fright from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sundays closes at 6:00 p.m. The arboretum has over 17 miles of hiking trails and is perfect for nature lovers old and young. Hoping to learn more? They offer a variety of botanical programs for adults and children. Adults can learn about the botanical arts, gardening and horticulture as well as a variety of health and wellness programs.
Other Great Parks Near Philadelphia
It’s hard to narrow down our favorite park in Philadelphia as there are so many to choose from- Fairmount Park is actually comprised of 63 different parks and makes up the well-known Fairmount neighborhood. The original Fairmount Park dates back to the mid 1800’s and is now separated as East and West Fairmount Park. Be sure to check it out Fairmount and the other great parks before it gets too cold.
Looking to check out a park closer to Center City? How about Washington Square Park? Located in the heart of the city between Walnut and 6th Streets, the park sits on 6.4 acres and dates back to 1683. While the weather is still crisp and fall-like, pack a picnic bag and make an afternoon of it. Head to Garces Trading Company (1111 Locust St.) for an assortment of cheese, meats salads, appetizers and flat breads.
Other well-known parks include the Morris Arboretum, Clark Parkand the new Dilworth Park. Share your photos with us from your park adventures via Instagram @independent_phl