|FAIRMOUNT PARK & WISSAHICKON VALLEY|
The Roxborough neighborhood is straddled by two waterways, the Schuylkill River and the Wissahickon Creek. These waterways offer many recreational activities for local residents and visitors where one can remove themselves from City life. Both waterways located in less than a mile distance from the Roxborough Central Corridor.
Schuylkill River Trail
For more information of the Manayunk Towpath please visit:
The Wissahickon Valley is one of the few locations in Philadelphia where the beauty of each season is captured. Local artists can be seen painting a portrait of Valley Green with the creek in the background.
In addition, the Wissahickon Creek which run parallel to Forbidden Drive is a great place for fishing. The Wissahickon Valley is an active location for bird watching and photography.
Entrance of Forbidden Drive begins near the Wissahickon Transfer Station at Main and Ridge Avenue and you can also enter at Wises Mill Road. Access points to the Wissahickon Trails from the Roxborough side include off of Green Lane near Monastery Street.
Valley Green Restaurant is one of the best locations for Sunday brunch or an evening dinner is located in the middle of Forbidden Drive. Please check out their website:
For a list of activities in the park, visit www.FOW.org
Contact: Denise Larrabee