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Nearby Attractions to Benjamin Rush State Park

Information about Benjamin Rush State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and Historic Philadelphia.

Explore the Area

The state park is located on the outskirts of Northeast Philadelphia, an area known for its diverse mix of European and Russian immigrant populations. The Delaware River is not far away, separating Pennsylvania from neighboring New Jersey. The area saw a lot of growth after World War II and is now seeing a resurgence of young professionals moving to the area, especially the Fishtown neighborhood.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Benjamin Rush State Park is close to several state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Delaware Canal State Park

Delaware Canal State Park consists of a historic canal and 60-mile-long towpath. The park also includes a 90-acre pond, many miles of river shoreline, and 11 river islands.

The towpath offers an opportunity for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and bird watchers to explore the outdoors. Fishing and kayaking is also popular.

Neshaminy State Park

The 339-acre Neshaminy State Park sits along the Delaware River in lower Bucks County. The park offers picnic areas, a swimming pool, and a separate children’s spray park. Boating access to the Delaware River is provided at the marina.

Fort Washington State Park

The 493-acre Fort Washington State Park is rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance. The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the observation deck, and the park blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring.

Tyler State Park

The 1,711-acre Tyler State Park hosts trails, park roads, and facilities carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

Outdoor recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, fishing, and disc golfing.

Washington Crossing Historical Park

Washington Crossing Historic Park preserves the site of George Washington’s dramatic boat crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolution and is a National Historic Landmark.

The park features two sections, both including historic buildings, walking paths, picnic pavilions, fishing, and historical and environmental education programs.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

Other greenspace in the area includes Pennypack Park.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a multi-use trail spanning 165 miles through a five-county region. This is a nationally significant historic transportation route that traverses railroads, canals, rivers and trails. he Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a multi-use trail spanning 165 miles through a five-county region. This is a nationally significant historic transportation route that traverses railroads, canals, rivers and trails.

The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area is Pennsylvania’s first designated Scenic River. It has been instrumental in shaping the nation’s heritage for more than 300 years, playing an important role in three revolutions: the American, Industrial, and Environmental.