You and your pup will love exploring Wissahickon. Starting in the neighborhood, you'll find old homes and shady streets. There's also easy access to Wissahickon Valley Park where you can spend days exploring all that the park has to offer. Check the weather before you head out, though. Philadelphia's weather changes drastically, especially in the summer and winter months, and you wouldn't want to be caught in a snow or rain storm!
You can easily stay in the residential area of Wissahickon and enjoy a great walk. There are many large, old homes to admire and lots of shady spots to rest along the way. Be cautious along certain roads, however. Some, mostly near Wissahickon Valley Park, don't have sidewalks and, while the roads aren't busy, always be on the lookout. Other roads have narrow sidewalks including Ridge Avenue. If you're walking there, keep your pet on a tight leash so they don't go on the road.
Wissahickon is renowned for its easy access to Wissahickon Valley Park, a nearly 2,000-acre piece of land that surrounds Wissahickon Creek. The park is very dog-friendly and welcomes pets of all sizes as long as they're on a leash. The park features about 57 miles of trails that lead you through lush natural foliage and bring you to scenic spots overlooking the creek. Philadelphians love Wissahickon Valley Park because it offers an escape from the busy city. Since the park is so large, bring a map and try to familiarize yourself with the trails before you go. Watch out for horses! Some of the trails allow equestrian access as well.If you're not up to a walk in Wissahickon Valley Park, La Noce Park is a small greenway on the other side of the neighborhood that offers lots of shade and a courtyard area with benches for a rest.