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Tours, rentals, and aerial adventures

Travel the banks of the Schuylkill River and explore Fairmount Park on two wheels … or, if you prefer … four! You can also explore the city’s waterways with kayak and riverboat tours or get a new perspective from the aerial adventure course.

Aerial adventures in Fairmount Park

Calling all adventurers! Treetop Quest Philly in Fairmount Park connects people with nature in an adrenaline-packed experience. This aerial adventure park lets families and individuals get outdoors. You’ll navigate Tarzan swings, tackle various obstacles, and zip-line from tree-to-tree. Courses are at different levels of difficulty, so there’s fun for the entire family, including children ages four and up.

Those who want to stay closer to the ground can enjoy walking trails, a picnic area, and educational activities.

For more information, including hours and dates of operations, or to make an online reservation, visit Treetop Quest Philly.


Kayak tours of the Schuylkill River

Explore the Schuylkill river on a professionally guided kayak tour. Tours include basic and moonlight paddles from the Walnut Street Dock to the Fairmount Water Works. Head upstream and see the city skyline. On your way down the river, get in touch with Philly’s natural side. An instruction session and equipment rental is included with each hour-long tour.

Tours depart from the Walnut Street Dock, located on the east (Center City) side of the Schuylkill River just north of Walnut Street.

For more information, including dates and reservations for upcoming tours, visit Schuylkill Banks.


Riverboat tours of the Schuykill River

Discover the “hidden river” on a fun and educational riverboat tour. Learn about the past, present, and future of the tidal Schuylkill River and its impact on Philadelphia. Take a one-hour Secrets of the Schuylkill tour, or dive deep into the history of the oldest botanic garden in North America on a three-hour Boat to Bartram’s Garden tour. Either way, you’re sure to learn something new about the city’s unique history. You’ll also enjoy spectacular views you won’t get anywhere else.

Tours depart from the Walnut Street Dock, located on the east (Center City) side of the Schuylkill River just north of Walnut Street.

For more information, including dates and reservations for upcoming tours, visit Schuylkill Banks.


Wheel Fun Rentals at Boathouse Row

Enjoy a leisurely and relaxing ride along the Schuylkill River, biking solo or with friends and family on a surrey.

Cruise north on riverside trails and discover all that East and West Fairmount Park have to offer. You’ll catch glimpses of historic Lemon Hill mansion, and see an array of public artwork.

The Wheel Fun Rental kiosk is located conveniently at One Boathouse Row, between Boathouse Row and Lloyd Hall in East Fairmount Park.

For more information, including hours, rental products, and reservations at Boathouse Row, visit Wheel Fun Rentals.


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