Local Resources


Below is a list and links to many local resources in the area. The list consists of local community development corporations, recreation organizations, friends groups, environmental education centers, city and state agencies, and much more.


East Falls Development Corporation

East Falls community website - all the information you need to live, work, and play in East Falls.

Manayunk Development Corporation

One-stop site for shopping, dining, and living in Manayunk.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Philadelphia’s park system which includes the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia.

Bike/Pottstown-Bike Schuylkill

Bike Pottstown/Bike Schuylkill is a completely free bike-share program with locations in Phoenixville, Pottstown, and Hamburg.

Philadelphia Water Department - What's On Tap

Watershed information center from the Philadelphia Water Department Office of Watersheds.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Website of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, a nonprofit organization that serves as a steward for the entirety of the Schuylkill River.

Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (Visit Philadelphia)

Official visitor site for greater Philadelphia area.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

A national estuary program that fosters efforts to protect and enhance the Delware Estuary and its tributaries.

Schuylkill River Development Corporation (Schuylkill Banks)

A Center City riverfront destination, home to greenways, parks, and docks.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

One of the first urban environmental education centers in the country.

Friends of Cynwyd Heritage Trail

Friends group for the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, a 2.5-mile linear park in Lower Merion, across the Schuylkill River from Manayunk.

The Philadelphia Canoe Club

Website of the Philadelphia Canoe Club, a membership organization located at the mouth of the Wissahickon Creek on the Schuylkill River, offering classes, training, and trips.

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Organization promoting bicycling in Philadelphia as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportion and recreation.

The Laurel Hill Cemetery

Not just a cemetery, Laurel Hill is a National Historic Landmark featuring 78 acres of art, horticulture, and history overlooking the Schuylkill River.

Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

The longest-running and most important single-day cycling road race in the United States, it runs along the river and through the neighborhoods of East Falls and Manayunk.

Philadelphia Marathon

Official site of the Philadelphia Marathon, which passes through East Falls and Manayunk along the Schuylkill River.

Philly Runners

A Philadelphia-based running club for runners of all skill levels.

The William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature and community.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Comission

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s mission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources, and provide fishing and boating opportunities.


High-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. Look for caches hidden throughout East Falls and Manayunk!

Friends of Wissahickon

Nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Wissahickon Gorge through trail restoration, forest and creek conservation, and historical structure preservation.

Historic Rittenhouse Town

A National Historic Landmark along the Wissahickon Creek, important for its place in the history of the papermaking industry in early America and the role of the Rittenhouse family.

Fairmount Water Works

 This organization, part of the Philadelphia Water Department, works to educate citizens about their community and environment, especially the urban watershed, intersections between community and environment in the future, and the connections between daily life and the natural environment.