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Manayunk is a residential and commercial neighborhood located in lower northeast Philadelphia. Once a working-class community, this space has become more trendy and upscale in recent years and has a thriving art and nightlife scene. The primary commercial corridor is located on Main Street and has over 60 unique retail shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, and even a dog-friendly bakery. The area is highly walkable and a weekly farmers market is held in a neighborhood park where area residents can walk for fresh produce and handmade goods. An annual art festival on Main Street attracts visitors and residents of Philadelphia alike. 


Because Philadelphia has a temperate maritime climate, weather can vary with the season and rain and snow are frequent. Snow usually does not stick around, but winter temperatures can be moderately cold and when light snow occurs, not only will pedestrians want to wear warm outerwear and footwear, but short-haired indoor dogs may want some protection too.

Terrain in Manayunk
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
Most of the residential areas in Manayunk are hilly and hikers with their hounds checking out the neighborhood will experience some strenuous climbs. The Main Street area near the river is relatively flat and much easier to stroll along with your pup. The Schuylkill River runs along the south border of Manayunk and there is also a canal located here that is one of the oldest in the United States. The developed areas of this neighborhood contain densely packed duplexes and townhomes, single family homes, and walk-up apartments and condominiums. There are also some unique renovated mill buildings located in the commercial district. 


Roads in the area are very narrow as the area was laid out before modern urban planning initiatives dictated road patterns. Sidewalks along roadways do not have grassy berms, so dogs can accidentally step into traffic if not kept securely leashed. Historic buildings and narrow streets give the area a village feel with plenty of charm.

Greenways in Manayunk
6 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Philadelphia have an average of:
9 Greenways
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Pretzel Park is a located near Main Street and has a 6-foot tall pretzel sculpture. The winding walkways are perfect for a stroll after window shopping along Main Street or to let your pup enjoy a treat from the doggie bakery. There is even a farmers market located here in the summer. The park also has an off-leash dog area, however, it is only partially fenced, so make sure you have reliable recall for your pup. 

Nearby Boone Park provides a larger park with lush trees, trails, and recreation facilities. This park also has a dog-friendly area. Greenways located along the river and canal include the Manayunk Canal Path with the Manayunk Bridge Trail crossing the river and the Schuylkill River Trail. The pedestrian bridge provides views of the water below and green areas along the waterway.  

Other parks and recreation areas with greenways located in Manayunk include Hillside Recreation Center, Leverington Park, Germany Hill and Fairview Park.

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