The last few months may have had you spending lots of time on the couch of your The Hamilton apartment, but with spring soon turning into summer, there’s no better time to get out and about and enjoy the sunshine. While getting back to normal is going to take some time, a simple stroll in the park can still be a safe and healthy way to get a change of scenery and some exercise. And with all of the green spaces in Philly, there are plenty of spots to choose from.
One of the best places to take in the greenery is, of course, at the biggest: Fairmount Park. Located three miles from your The Hamilton apartment, the park is normally the most popular spot in the city for outdoor recreation: hiking and biking, fishing, bird-watching, softball, horseback riding and more. While many spots in the park, including its historic homes and ball fields, have been closed because of the pandemic, the park’s paths and trails remain open to the public. And because the park is so expansive, it’s easy to maintain social distance while still getting in your steps.
While there’s lots to do at home at your The Hamilton apartment, getting in touch with nature is good for both the mind and body—and there’s plenty to feed both at Fairmount Park. Hundreds of varieties of plantlife call the park home, and visitors can explore hilly terrains, woodlands, creeks and other environments, many of which are home to animals like chipmunks, opossums, rare birds and more. The park is known for its rich history and, though you won’t get the full historic experience until all of the park’s sites are reopened, you can take your own self-guided tour through its many statues and memorials.
So if you’re looking for a change of scenery to clear your mind and reenergize yourself, lace up the sneakers, leash up the dog and head out of your The Hamilton apartment to get some fresh air, stretch your legs and get a taste of springtime in the city.
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