Belmont Plateau is arguably the best view of the Philly skyline in the entire city. The grassy hill is perfect for laying out on a blanket or a picnic with friends, all set to a postcard view of Center City and West Philadelphia. The park has picnic tables, baseball fields, and is close to other West Fairmount Park attractions including Shofuso Japanese House and Please Touch Museum. Winter is great too, and you can see even more of the skyline when the trees have shed their leaves.
Trails: 12+ mi, natural surface
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