It’s been a long, cold winter. Here at Tidal Trail, we think the harsh weather we made it through makes the coming of summer even sweeter. Get ready for the transformation of the Tidal Delaware River Trail into a summertime paradise complete with paddling opportunities, free picnics, and an urban beach.
Paddle Penn’s Landing is back for the 4th year! Head to the Penn’s Landing Marina is located at 201 S. Columbus Blvd. at Dock Street to test your skills at kayaking or pedal boating in one of the swan boats. Single kayaks, tandem kayaks, and swan boats made for two are all available for rental every weekend in May, June, and September and every day in July and August. Head here for more info.
Ok, I hear you saying, “Paddling sounds great, but I am not stretched out enough for that yet.” No problem! Yoga On The Pier returns April 5 and runs all summer 6 days a week (no Wednesdays). The free classes at the Race Street Pier start at 7 AM on weekdays and 9:30 AM on weekends. Classes are for all levels and are taught by a collective group of yoga teachers. It’s a BYOM/B (bring your own mat and block) or possibly a large beach towel. Children and pets are welcome to join. Learn more here!
After you tire yourself out with yoga and paddling, you should lie back on some blankets and pillows on Race Street Pier and eat some free food at the Picnic at the Park event on May 16 at 6 PM. Picnic in the Park will transform the pier into a public picnic grounds complete with blankets, pillows, music, lawn games and free food and drinks. Go here for details.
A summer event that is going to really transform the Delaware River Water Trail is the Spruce Street Harbor Park at the Penn’s Landing Marina. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is in charge of this transformation, and they describe the Harbor Park as a” two-month summer program throughout July and August [that] will bring a boardwalk, urban beach, fountains, and misting areas to the Delaware River Waterfront. The centerpiece of the project is a series of floating barges complete with lily pad water gardens, a pop-up restaurant and bar, and nets that will suspend visitors over the water. The full design of the project including the landscaping and programming will help evoke the maritime history of the area, and will celebrate the River’s industrial past and the bright future ahead for Philadelphia’s waterfront.” Amazing. Find out more.
Summer is coming, and over here at Tidal Trail, we are ready!