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Kelly Drive

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Address: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: +1 215-685-0000

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Great Inner City Drive

Kelly Drive (previously known as East River Drive) winds through the park towards Center City. At times, it is not possible to drive because of crew races. When the weather is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
joanz359
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Philadelphia, Pa
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Philadelphia, Pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kelly Drive (previously known as East River Drive) winds through the park towards Center City. At times, it is not possible to drive because of crew races. When the weather is good it is great to jog or bike. One problem is that the Drive is about 3.5 miles long. There are not restrooms as you get towards East Falls.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest walks past the Art Museum and boathouse row to watch the rowers on the rivet

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter if you are joggers, bikers, walkers, or visitors to watch some of the major Schuylkill River events such as the regatta or just stroll along the river to enjoy its scenery. Kelly Drive trail is a beautiful place to spend your day or just for an hour or two. Kelly Drive is in Fairmount Park and it runs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Kelly Drive runs along the River in Philadelphia. It has all - regattas, boat tours, canoe training classes, and even a small waterfall. Locals and visitors spend lots of time there! You are invited to join!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Didn't spend enough time here but like the view of this area. A beautiful area to relax, eat, listen to the birds, see the flowers, shrubs, and water works. Free public area.

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Thank joanadventure
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

When I want to clear my mind I go here for my runs great scenery takes my mind off of things. Love this place!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stop by for a walk or bike ride past boat house row and check out the various sculptures and places to sit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Kelly Drive is a beautiful tree lined road with an abundance of sculpture to be enjoyed walking, running or on a bike. You'll see an occasional turtle in the water and the reflections of the glorious weeping willows. The azalea garden is especially beautiful. To be enjoyed year round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I especially love finding parking to then walk and really enjoy the scenic river views. I sometimes rent bikes to go further and take a break when I want to, but I often chose this route when driving out of the city, since the views are wonderful in any season.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Kelly Drive is beautiful and if you travel down too many winding roads - oops you will end up in the wrong town. Be careful. The rowers are beautiful to watch. I don't recommend at night.

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