Finding inspiration on biking trails? Yes, you might think that in the “big city” like Philadelphia you possibly can’t do that, but it’s quite the contrary. Feel the wind in your hair and watch the scenery go by, crossing bridges along the creek and saying hello to various critters in the wild. I have been enjoying all the trails around here, there is so many to choose from. We are in walking distance to two big parks and they also connect to one another. You can walk or bike and choose the type of trail you prefer, winding in the woods or the newer trails on the old railroad tracks. I was away from here for a few years and I must say I really missed the trails!
I can begin my walking (or biking) straight from the front door, there is a small distance to go on the sidewalks, but then I get to the city farm that connects to the park (Hey, you can often say hello to the cows there!). I like to go along the creek, see the ducks while I walk, sometimes a turtle, bunny or chipmunk. If on a bike, the trails that follow the old rain tracks are really awesome, the surface is nicely packed, perfect for riding. I like to go across the rail road and watch the commuter train go by (they put nice lights and gates along the trail). The old bridges have now wooden sides and it’s really fun on your bike to see the water. At one point you might even find the snack food truck along the trail, they have nice tables and chairs for you to hang out, too!