Tips, Posts, and Announcements
This Week in the Watershed 1/17/21
Check out virtual events happening this week across the watershed!
Learn About and Celebrate the Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There won't be organized clean ups across the city this year in honor of MLK, Jr. Day, but you can still celebrate his legacy of service and empowerment with virtual programming and a socially distant clean up at a location you choose.
This Week in the Watershed 1/10
Check out virtual events happening this week across the watershed!
Be Outside and Safely See Philly's Holiday Lights
Things are different this year, but you can still enjoy some of the best holiday lights displays in the region. Ditch the car, and let GoPhillyGo help you get there sustainably.
Attend a virtual event in the watershed this holiday season
Celebrate the end of a long year with virtual events from across the watershed!
Ditch the car and let GoPhillyGo and SEPTA take you to the best sledding spots
SEPTA is up and running, so leave the car behind, and let GoPhillyGo plan your trip to one of our favorite sledding spots. (Clark Park pictured above)
Virtual Scavenger Hunt At 4 Philly Parks Continues Through December
People had so much fun exploring parks in November that our friends Feet First Philly are extending the Virtual Scavenger Hunt through December.
Opt Outside Safely This December
Spending time outside is more important than ever, and we want to help you find parks and trails where you can safely social distance and enjoy all the benefits of being in nature.
Now is the perfect time to Explore John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.
The refuge was forced to close earlier this year due to damage from Hurrican Isaias, but the trails are once again open, and visitors can access miles of forests, meadows, and tidal marshland.
Join A Fun Virtual Scavenger Hunt Throughout November
Our friends at Feet First Philly have teamed up with four amazing Philly parks and created a month long virtual scavenger hunt. Earn prizes while you get in some trail time.
It's Fall Foliage Time and You Don't Need A Car to See The Colors
The brilliant fall colors are an added bonus to spending time on the trail, and we want to make it easy for you to get out and experience this season's natural beauty.
Social Distancing Spotlight: FDR Park
There's plenty of space to practice social distancing at FDR Park, and Parks on Tap has a 50,000 square ft. beer garden too. GoPhillyGo can help you get here safely and sustainably.
Social Distancing Spotlight: The Schuylkill Center
The Schulykill Center is full of amazing trails through forests and meadows, but proximity to the SRT makes it a great stop on a long bike ride along the Schuylkill River.
Social Distancing Spotlight: John Heinz NWR
The parking lot and visitor center are closed but miles of trails through forests, meadows, and tidal marshes are open. GoPhillyGo can get you here, no car necessary.
Social Distancing Spotlight: Cooper River Park
Looking for a place to be outside? Explore miles of paved greenway through this imprtant natural habitat in Camden County.
Social Distancing Spotlight: Cobbs Creek Park
A new segment pushes Cobbs Creek Trail to 4.2 miles of paved greenway for you to safely social distance on while enjoying forests, meadows, and views of the tranquill creek.
Social Distancing Spotlight: Tacony Creek Park
Tacony Creek Park is closer than you think, and we can help you get there without a car. Follow the latest CDC guidelines whenever you are outdoors.
Social Distancing Spotlight: Bartram's Garden
The facilities are closed, but you can still walk along the tidal Schuylkill River, sit next to the rock where John Bartram studied marine life in colonial America, and explore the Bartram's Mile segment of the SRT.
Use the Walk and Bike Shed Tool To See What's Near You
The bikeshed and walkshed maps allow you to see a highlighted area within 15-60 minutes of a particular location.
GPG Can Help You Safely Enjoy The Outdoors During COVID19
You don't have to stay inside 24/7 as long as you follow current CDC recommendations and practice safe social distancing. Take walks, go on bike rides, and give yourself the benefits of being outside.
The New GoPhillyGo Tours Section Is Here
GoPhillyGo Tours are preplanned itineraries that allow you to explore three or more destinations that are related or close to each other.
Take a Stroll and See Philly's Romantic Destinations
Spend some time with your Valentine in LOVE Park, the Rodin Museum, and other fun Valentine's themed events. No car necessary!
Here Are 6 Transit Friendly Places to Watch Philly's NYE Fireworks
Driving on NYE is a terrible idea. Use SEPTA to get to these great places to watch the fireworks.
New Gallery Show at the Schuylkill Center Visualizes the Climate Crisis
Tempestries are knitted scarf like tapestries that visualize the changes in temperature over the past century and more. Cities all over the world are making them, and now Philly has its own set.
#optoutside With GoPhillyGo This Holiday
If you need to walk off that extra helping of stuffing and turkey, or just want to escape to a new park, GoPhillyGo has you covered.
New Section of Cobbs Creek Trail Under Construction
The new trail is under construction between Woodland Ave and 70th St, and will connect to SEPTA's Route 11 Trolley.
You Don't Need a Car to See the Fall Foliage
The fall colors are finally making it to Philadelphia and we want you to get outdoors and enjoy them.
The GoPhillyGo Android App is One Year Old!
The GPG Android app heads into its second year of helping people ditch the car for transit, biking, and walking.
GoPhillyGo can get you on the water. No car required!
Philly has some great destinations that provide you with everything you need for a safe trip on a river or lake and you don't need a car to get there.
Rethinking the Modern Monument at Rodin Museum
A new exhibit makes the Rodin Museum a great place to start your visit to the Parkway Museum District. GoPhillyGo can help you get here and to the other museums!
New SEPTA Route Can Get You To 18 GPG Destinations
SEPTA's brand new Route 49 bus passes close to 18 GoPhillyGo destinations, and if you bring your bike, you can get to even more!
Winter Biking Part II: Layers
Do you pile on the layers or go light to stay cool? Our staff discuss their varying approaches to layering winter clothing.
New Exhibit Promotes Diversity and Inclusion at Please Touch Museum
Please Touch Museum's new exhibit welcomes children of all faiths and backgrounds to enjoy a vibrant play space that teaches about Islamic culture in Philadelphia
Watch: Why We Bike In The Winter
Do you like to bike all year round? So do we! Watch and listen to our slideshow about why we bike all year long in Part 1 of our series on winter biking!
Please Touch Museum Talks Money With Kids
Cents and Sensibility is the Please Touch Museum’s first new permanent exhibit in over a decade and teaches kids the value of a dollar.
5 Reasons to Hit the Trail This Winter
Philadelphia has some of the best urban park space and now is a great time to use it. There are plenty of reasons to get out and explore!
Use GoPhillyGo To See The Present, Miracle on 13th Street and More!
Only a grinch likes to look for parking during the holidays. Ditch the car and check out Philadelphia's best holiday light displays!
Explore the Seaport Museum's New Exhibit River Alive!
River Alive! at Independence Seaport Museum uses state of the art technology to teach kids about the Delaware River Watershed and combines science, role playing, and art in one amazing space!
Indego Unleashes 10 Electric Assisted Bikes To Their Fleet
Philadelphia and Indego began a two month pilot program and put 10 E-Bikes into their bike share system. If all goes well there could be a lot more coming next year.
Show Your Park Some Love This Saturday
Love Your Park's Fall Service Day is happening this Saturday and GoPhillyGo wants you to double down on your commitment to the environment by planning a sustainable trip to your favorite fall service event.
New Art Space Fosters Childhood Creativity in Parkside
Please Touch Museum's brand new Creative Arts Studio supplies kids with much needed resources to express themselves through art while learning valuable social skills.
You Don't Need a Car to Have Scary Fun This Halloween
Finding parking is scary enough. Leave the car behind and use GoPhillyGo to get to Halloween destinations like Terror Behind the Walls and Fright Factory in South Philadelphia.
Enjoy The Fall Foliage And More At The Discovery Center
For years, the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir, formerly East Park Reservoir, was shuddered and fenced off from the neighboring community. Those days are over.
New Boardwalk and Trail Turns Muddy Flood Plain to Useable Green Space
Construction is finished and SRT users can now enjoy a revamped section of the trail and a boardwalk looping over a major habitat for the endangered red bellied turtle.
Check Out The New Vikings: Beyond The Legend exhibit at the Franklin Institute
View 600 artifacts from the daily lives of the Vikings. Many have never been on display in North America.
Download the Brand New Free GoPhillyGo Android App!
The New GoPhillyGo Android app is here and available in the Google Play Store!
GoPhillyGo can help you plan a trip to the Jersey Shore!
There's no need to use a car to get to the shore this summer. NJ Transit will pick you up in Philadelphia and have your toes in the sand in no time at all.
If you aren’t spending time in The Woodlands cemetery, you should be.
Don’t let its original purpose as a final resting place for some of the wealthiest Philadelphians of the Victorian era scare you. The Woodlands is a great place to take a run or an easy stroll and a great green space in West Philly.
Philadelphia's Rail Park Phase 1 Now Open!
Rail Park Phase 1 is the coolest new green space in Philadelphia and GoPhillyGo will get you to this amazing quarter mile park!
South To Christian Segment of SRT is Officially Open!
Watch Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson deliver remarks at the trail opening ceremony for the South to Christian segment of the SRT
Penn Museum Reveals New Middle East Gallery
Penn Museum's new Middle Eastern Gallery highlights mans evolution from village and nomadic life to complex ancient urban societies that faced many of the same challenges that face city residents today.
Works By Robin Irizarry Featured in New Art Exhibition
A new art exhibit at Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center highlights the illustrations and wood carvings of local artist Robin Irizarry.
Stomp Out Cabin Fever with some Prescribed Nature Time
Welcome to Spring. Despite what your eyes may see, warm weather and sunshine are just around the bend. We want to help you shake that cabin fever, and get some prescribed nature time!
GoPhillyGo Rides the Pennypack Path
Once in a while, a nice day pops up in a season of seemingly endless noreasters. The best thing to do is find your way to the nearest trail, and spend as much time as you can enjoying nature!
Spring at Mill Grove: New Building and an Art Show in Audubon's Barn
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove has been closed since last November, and will be reopening this Spring with a new visitor center, and their annual art show "Drawn From Nature."
South Street to Christian Street SRT Segment Now Open
The section between South and Christian Streets is one more piece in linking up the entire Schiuylkill River Trail through Philadelphia to the Delaware River.
When a Fish and a Mussel Team Up, A River Gets Cleaner
The Fairmount Water Works is playing matchmaker with freshwater mussels and fish from the Schuylkill River. This unlikely partnership will bring back the once plentiful freshwater mussel, and provide the Schuylkill River with tiny living filters who inadvertently clean our water.
Take a Free Trip on Regional Rail When Your Transpass Becomes a Trailpass
Your weekly and monthly transpass turns into a trailpass on Saturday and Sunday. You can bring your bike on all weekend trains, or connect to another SEPTA route for a multimodal trip to destinations all over our region.
Learn A River's Name
A new curated art exhibit at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education examines a watershed's unique characteristic, and encourages visitors to explore their own local streams, creeks and rivers.
Tacony Creek Trail To Get New Underpass at Roosevelt Boulevard
A new underpass at the Roosevelt Boulevard means pedestrians and cyclists will no longer have to cross one of America's most deadly highways.
Need an escape for some fresh air? Let GoPhillyGo and SEPTA get you there!
There are a ton of great parks and outdoor spaces along SEPTA's transit routes. You may be surprised how quickly you can get from major urban centers to green space. Here are a few quick trips you can plan today on GoPhillyGo
7 Great Views of the City & How to Get There by Public Transit, Foot, or Bike
Ever wonder where you can get a gorgeous view of our city? We've complied a list of urban and nature destinations that are easily accessible by walking, biking or riding public transit where you can do just that.
Ready, Set, GoPhillyGo!
GoPhillyGo’s trip-planning website is now available for mobile
Video Trip to Palmyra Cove
GoPhillyGo student ambassadors, Tykee James and Stephanie Mason, used GoPhillyGo.org to plan a trip to one of our featured destinations, Palmyra Cove Nature Park.
Let GoPhillyGo help you #OptOutside this Black Friday
Don't be the person who gets punched for a TV. There's plenty of great places to go that don't involve shopping this holiday weekend. Here are a few fun ways to avoid the crowds.
Video Trip to SCEE
GoPhillyGo.org takes a trip to The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education located off of Hagy’s Mill Road in Philadelphia.
Vision Zero Breakdown
Philadelphia has the highest rate of vehicle involved pedestrian deaths in the entire country.
Rethinking Transit: SEPTA's Bus System
SEPTA's antiquated transit system is due for some upgrades to make service easier and available to all Philadelphians.
Connor Barwin for GoPhillyGo
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin for GoPhillyGo
The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavillion
You can find about 2000 butterflies and 80 different species of arthropods all living on Frankford Ave in Holmesburg.
New Boulevard Direct Bus Service Turns 80 Stops to 8
The new route 14 direct bus has only 8 stops between Frankford Transportation Center and the Neshaminy Mall, and cuts travel time by 30%
Go Philly Go Visits the Wissahickon Environmental Center
The Wissahickon Environmental Center is surrounded by some of Philadelphia's last remaining forests and meadows.
Part 1: Winterize You + Your Bike
Part 1 of a 2 part series on winterizing yourself and your bike. Read this article to learn about what to wear, and read an interview with seasoned winter commuting cyclist, Larkin S. Check out part 2 to learn how to winterize your bike.
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Part 2: Winterize You + Your Bike
In this blog, Aaron Ritz, who is on his tenth year of winter cycling in Philadelphia, adds his tips and useful habits for winter cycling. Aaron has been biking for transportation all of his life, including snow and ice covered roads in Iowa, Minnesota, as well as Japan.