One of the the charms of living in Philadelphia is the Wissahickon creek and how many spots it is so easily accessible from they city. Ever since it has been warm enough to walk in the park without a heavy coat on, Josh and I have made almost weekly trips to our favorite spot to pick up the creek, Forbidden Drive.
It’s so strange that a 5 minute drive down a hill can transport you almost to a whole new world. Forbidden drive is a favorite spot to many people in the city but even when the parking lot is full, the lush terrain is so serene and beautiful. Wildlife is everywhere and it is almost like everyone has made an unspoken pact of silence so that we can all relax and just take in the beauty that the park has to offer.
There is plenty to see. The flowing waters filled with geese, ducklings and fish. I’ve witnessed woodpeckers picking away at trees and there is an enormous variety of other birds such as robins, blue-jays and herons. There is plenty to listen to. The creek can change at anytime during the day; trickling or maintaining a bolstering current. There are infinite varieties of bird calls that are nothing short of majestic. Let us not forget the amount of things to do. Biking, fishing, walking, watching, reading, feeding the birds, picking wild raspberries and I could go on and on.
Right now, Forbidden Drive is our happy place.