Wissahickon Gets National Geographic's Recognition
The park was singled out as being a reason why Philly is one of the best 15 cities in the country for hiking.
The Wissahickon got some recognition from a national publication this week.
National Geographic, in calling Philadelphia one of the country's top 15 cities for hiking, explicitly said the Northwest Philly park is the primary reason why it received the honor.
"An astounding 10 percent of Philadelphia is parkland, and the cherry on top of the 9,200-acre network of green is the Wissahickon, a beloved overgrown gorge that plunges deep beneath the clamor of the city," the article says.
It went on to recommend hikers visit Valley Green Inn after they're done with their time in the park.
Other cities on the list include Seattle, New York, Phoenix and Chicago.
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