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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

Free Museum Days: Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

For more than 200 years, the Fairmount Water Works has told the story of Philly's connection with water. The POOL exhibition weaves together history, art, storytelling, and place-based learning, exploring the role of public pools in our communities with the goal of deepening understanding of the connection between water, social justice, and public health. This is the last opportunity to experience the immersive museum exhibition in person in Philadelphia. Visit on 9/21 between 11AM and 5PM for free admission!

To get there on SEPTA, hop the Broad Street Line to Fairmount Station.

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Staying Power: Be Distinct or Go Extinct

Philadelphia Zoo

This brand-new exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo - open from 4/1 thru 10/1 - features 25 gigantic animatronic insects and dinosaurs, offering visitors a chance to examine the traits that allowed insects to survive long after their dinosaur pals kicked the bucket. Keep an eye and an ear out as these life-sized dinosaurs and super-sized insects move and communicate with curious guests. Note: There is an additional charge to access the exhibit. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38. And don't forget - you've got Perks! Like $2 off admission to the Zoo when you flash your SEPTA Key card.

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