3 Spots for Great Fall Foliage

fall trees

The nation’s fifth-largest city may not come to mind when you’re thinking about spots to find beautiful fall foliage—but Philadelphia is brimming with lush and leafy areas whose colors come to life as soon as autumn hits. From expansive parks to city squares and everything in between, fall in the city is an eye-opening—and eye-catching!—experience. Even right here amid the skyscrapers in Center City near your Edgewater apartment, you only have to walk a few blocks to be surrounded by the reds, golds, greens and every other shade under the fall sun.


Fall foliage can provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend picnic with your sweetheart, a heart-pumping jog or a casual stroll by yourself to recharge after work. No matter what you’re looking for from nature, here are the best spots near your Edgewater apartment to find it:


Schuylkill Banks: Just one block from your Edgewater apartment, the Schuylkill Banks provides beautiful riverside views year-round—which are especially colorful in the fall. Hit the Schuylkill River Trail that runs right along the water to enjoy some exercise and breathtaking sights.


University of Pennsylvania: You don’t have to be a student at the University of Pennsylvania, one mile from your Edgewater apartment, to study the fall foliage on campus. A path known as Woodland Walk cuts straight across the campus, providing an eye-catching look at the greenery that surrounds the many historic study and residence halls at the Ivy League school.


West Fairmount Park: About three miles from your Edgewater apartment, West Fairmount Park is an adventurer’s paradise. The 1,400 acres feature challenging trails, covered bridges, historic homes, a horticultural center, a lake and much more—all of which are surrounded by the natural beauty of one of the region’s largest parks.


Schuylkill Banks

2501 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103



University of Pennsylvania

3451 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104



West Fairmount Park

4160 Horticultural Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19131