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    About Ridley Park Lake
    Close to the Action

    Ridley Park Lake is a 4-acre lake located within a suburban borough of the same name in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It is 11 miles west of downtown Philadelphia and 18 miles north of Wilmington, Delaware.

    The closest place for urgent care is Taylor Hospital, less than a mile away. The Philadelphia International Airport is around four and a half miles east, just outside of the city.

    Highly-rated restaurants surround Ridley Park Lake, like Stargate Diner, Double Decker Pizza, Liberty Steaks & Hoagies, and Michael's Sandwich Shop.

    There are plenty of locations for shopping as well, from department stores like Target and Walmart to the Springfield Mall, only 2 miles away.

    A Quaint Park

    Ridley Park Lake is host to several types of fish, including channel catfish, black bullhead, bluegill, rainbow trout, common carp, green sunfish, pumpkinseed, and largemouth bass.

    Bordering Ridley Park Lake is East Lake Park. This quaint little slice of greenery is a lovely place for outdoor activities like picnics, baseball, or a long walk.

    Explore Nearby Nature

    Nearby Governor Printz Park allows visitors to get on the Delaware River! This park offers trails, a playground, walking paths, a boat ramp, and gorgeous views of the river.

    Less than 15 miles north is Ridley Creek State Park. This traditional state park is the perfect setting for many outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy over 10 miles of hiking trails, horseback riding trails, trout fishing, wildlife watching, and more!

    Explore Philadelphia

    Beyond its historical significance, Philadelphia has more than meets the eye. Visit the iconic Rocky statue. Built in honor of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky III,” this statue makes for a great photo opportunity.

    The Liberty Bell is a must-see historical destination, but the lesser-known Independence Hall bears similar significance. Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and was the starting place for America’s Revolution against England.

    After a long day in the city, grab a bite to eat at the 127-year old Reading Terminal Market. Even if Philadelphia Cheesesteak isn’t your cup of tea, this market offers a variety of snacks and cuisine.

    Some local favorites are roasted pork sandwiches, roast duck, Amish-style soft pretzels, and Amish-style rotisserie chicken.

    A Perfect Lake for Anyone Seeking Pennsylvania's Finest

    If you’re looking for a suburban location that's close to water, then take a look at Ridley Park Lake. It may just be the location of your next lake home!