If you are a fan of Philadelphia, but need some time in a more natural setting, pack up your pup and get out of the city to enjoy a hike on the Cobbs Creek Trail in the borough of Lansdowne.
The trail runs for 3.7 miles, and you can pick up the trailhead at either the 70th Street beginning point or anywhere along its entire length. Just park on the streets that connect to the trail and off you go! Another popular location to access the trail is from the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center at 700 Cobbs Creek Parkway.
Starting off your pawtastic day will be easy on this paved path which meanders through the area with trees lining each side of the path, historic markers pointing out educational information, and many playgrounds for the kiddies just off the trail. Your hike will be close to the city, but offers you some quiet time as well. Cobbs Creek Trail follows the namesake creek which makes for a nice place to sit and enjoy the water views. This trail is part of the larger East Coast Greenway path that runs for over 3000 miles on the east coast of the United States.
Be sure to keep your pup on leash throughout this hike as this is a shared trail with bicyclists and joggers, and is wheelchair accessible. Many people walk with their strollers and children in tow. Restrooms and drinking fountains can be found at the Environmental Center, but pack water to be on the safe side. Mutt mitts are necessary to keep this path pup-friendly.
Take some time out of your busy day to take your fur-ever friend for a puptastic hike on the Cobbs Creek Trail in Philadelphia today!