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 community website - all the information you need to live, work, and play in East Falls.
One-stop site for shopping, dining, and living in Manayunk.
Philadelphia’s park system which includes the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia.
Bike Pottstown/Bike Schuylkill is a completely free bike-share program with locations in Phoenixville, Pottstown, and Hamburg.
Watershed information center from the Philadelphia Water Department Office of Watersheds.
Website of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, a nonprofit organization that serves as a steward for the entirety of the Schuylkill River.
Official visitor site for greater Philadelphia area.
A national estuary program that fosters efforts to protect and enhance the Delware Estuary and its tributaries.
A Center City riverfront destination, home to greenways, parks, and docks.
One of the first urban environmental education centers in the country.
Friends group for the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, a 2.5-mile linear park in Lower Merion, across the Schuylkill River from Manayunk.
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.
Organization promoting bicycling in Philadelphia as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportion and recreation.
Not just a cemetery, Laurel Hill is a National Historic Landmark featuring 78 acres of art, horticulture, and history overlooking the Schuylkill River.
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.
Official site of the Philadelphia Marathon, which passes through East Falls and Manayunk along the Schuylkill River.
A Philadelphia-based running club for runners of all skill levels.
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.
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!
Nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Wissahickon Gorge through trail restoration, forest and creek conservation, and historical structure preservation.
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.
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.