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Kelly Drive

One of Philly’s most popular running and biking destinations, the Kelly Drive Loop is a nearly nine-mile lap that hugs both sides of the Schuylkill River. Depending on the season, you’ll find rowers sculling downstream, weeping cherry trees with gorgeous pink blooms or geese parenting baby chicks along the way.

The paved path begins behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art and winds its way along Boathouse Row before reaching Falls Bridge in East Falls. At the bridge, hang a left, cross over to the opposite side of the river and head back toward the city to finish the second half of the loop on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

How to get there

Bus Routes 732384348 & 49 also serve the Kelly Drive area. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to discover your best way there.


There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.


Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is typically closed to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays between April and October, allowing bicyclists, runners and more to utilize the entire street for most of the weekend.

Upcoming Local Happenings

Parks on Tap

Azalea Garden

Philly’s roving beer garden brings brews and bites to parks and green spaces in neighborhoods in nearly every corner of the city this year. This week - from 8/30 thru 9/3 - Parks on Tap sets up shop in Fishtown’s waterfront Penn Treaty Park. Enjoy draft beers from Mainstay Independent Brewing, cocktails, and finger foods and sandwiches. The taps flow from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Get there on SEPTA! Routes 32 and 38 get you close!

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