Philadelphia, PA is a Nature Wonderland
Interacting with Nature at Philadelphia, PA
Nature in Philadelphia is what makes the town an excellent fun destination. Here, you will have the chance to come face to face with different species of animals and plants. See more here.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Right by the Philadelphia International Airport is John Heinz, the country’s first urban refuge that was established in 1972 when residents fought to protect the land from being built up by I-95. Today, the refuge comprises nearly 1,000 acres of woods, pond, marsh, and meadows dedicated to wildlife conservation and the environment. Got a canoe or kayak? There’s a docking area to push off when the tide is high. See here for information about Philadelphia, PA is an Affordable Destination.
Fall in the city means it’s prime time to visit the Philadelphia Zoo, which was established in 1874 as the first true zoo in the country. Today, it’s home to some 1,300 animals, as well as some architectural gems like a Frank Furness-designed gateway and the “Treehouse” by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Plus, the zoo’s annual “Boo in the Zoo” event returns for a few weekends next month with spooky, family-friendly activities. Take a picture in front of some pumpkins, run through a corn maze, or go check out the animals while it’s still relatively warm.