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Our Favorite Spots Along The Greenway on the Delaware River Waterfront

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Stretching from the Betsy Ross Bridge to Linden Ave, the Delaware River Waterfront's Greenway project connects various parks, trails, and boat launches along one of the most scenic areas of Philadelphia. The abundance of natural areas is one of our favorite aspects of Philadelphia, and this project is a great example of people coming together to preserve the city's natural beauty. Our Richmond personal injury lawyers are big fans of the following stops along the Greenway:

Port Richmond Trail and Delaware Ave Extension

This trail runs for 2.2 miles in an offroad section along Delaware Ave., from Allegheny Ave. to Orthodox St. It's in a great location which allows residents of both Port Richmond and Bridesburg to enjoy the trail and extension. We love coming here for a jog or bike ride on a nice day. This section also connects Pulaski Park to the future riverfront park in Bridesburg, which is currently in the design stage.

Additionally, Phase II of this extension is currently in design and scheduled for construction in 2020. As Delaware Ave. is updated, an off-road path will be constructed along the riverside. This extension will connect the riverfront park in Bridesburg to the Frankford Boat Launch.

Frankford Boat Launch

At the Frankford Boat Launch, both motorized and non-motorized watercraft owners can drop in here and enjoy fishing with beautiful views of nature, the bridge, and the city of Philadelphia. The boat launch doubles as a trailhead park for the K&T Trail.

K&T Trail

The K&T Trail is a 1.15-mile trail beginning at the Frankford Boat Launch and connecting to Lardner's Point Park through a 12-foot-wide multi-use trail, which ends at Magee Ave. This area once looked much different, with a grey post-industrial feel. Today, it's a beautiful green space which acts as a pollinator corridor on the Delaware River. This trail has 14 brand new benches and seven new trash receptacles. One of our favorite parts of the K&T Trail is the former railroad bridge which now acts as a 50-foot-long multi-use trail running overtop of the Wissinoming Creek.

Phase II of the K&T Trail is slated to begin construction in 2019. This project will extend the current K&T  Trail from Magee Ave. north to Princeton Ave., which will connect Lardner's Point Park to the Tacony Boat Launch.

Lardner's Point Park

Lardner's Point is a beautiful 4.5-acre riverfront park just south of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. This park connects directly to the K&T Trail. Enjoy river views, fishing, picnicking, and meadow trails in this picturesque slice of nature in the River Wards.

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David Petrone
Date Published: October 9, 2020
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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