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Best Budget Activities in Philadelphia

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Spreading across 9200 acres (3723.11 hectares) with 63 parks, Fairmount Park is among the biggest city park systems in the nation. It features picturesque trails, rolling hills, streams, historical structures, woodlands, public arts and more. The Centennial Arboretum, Horticulture Center, Japanese House and Garden and Philadelphia Museum of Art are some of the interesting sites located in this massive expanse. It also has recreational centers and sporting fields.

Nockamixon State Park is a popular destination among locals and tourists alike. Spread across 5,286 acres (2,139.17 hectares), this parkland is a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts as well as those who love the outdoors. It features picnic spots, a swimming pool, loop trails, hiking trails, bicycle trails, disc golfing, a fishing pond, cabins and a hostel. Enjoy water activities like boating, windsurfing, kayaking, motorboating, whitewater rafting and fishing at the 1,450 acres (586.79 hectares) Lake Nockamixon. This state park opened in 1973, even offers hunting zones in nearly half of its property. Horseback riding, mountain biking and winter sports such as ice fishing, skating, sledding and cross-country skiing are included in the offing. They also have educational programs for schools. You can be sure of a fun-filled, action-packing outing at this scenic park for the entire family.

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