Maps & Directions

FOW map CoverFriends of the Wissahickon publishes a detailed, fold-out map of the Wissahickon Valley Park, showing trails, structures and places of interest in the park.

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Parking information, trailheads and other information can be found in this map of the park.

The main entrances to the park are:

Valley Green Inn

From South Jersey via Walt Whitman bridge

76 West across the Walt Whitman to Lincoln Drive, follow directions from Main Line.

From South Jersey via Betsy Ross bridge

676 West (Vine Street Expressway) to 76 West. (the Schuylkill) 76 West to Lincoln Drive, follow directions from Main Line.

From Points South including Delaware, Baltimore, Washington D.C.

95 North to 76 West. Take exit 340A and follow signs for Lincoln Drive. After the ramp to Lincoln Drive, go 3 miles and make a left on McCallum St. Follow McCallum until it dead ends on Wolcott St. Make a left on Wolcott, follow it until it dead ends into Valley Green Road. Make a left on Valley Green road. The road will end in a parking lot that is about 30 yards from the Inn. All parking areas are a part of Fairmount Park and are public so please be aware that parking is limited and you may need to wait a few minutes for a spot to open up.

From PA Turnpike

Exit at Ft. Washington (Exit 338). Take 309 south to Paper Mill Road. Make a right on Paper Mill road. Follow approximately three miles until you reach Stenton Avenue (4th light). Make a hard left on Stenton (You’ll see sign for Stenton after you make hard left). Follow another 1 mile to Willow Grove Avenue. Make a right on Willow Grove. Drive to Germantown Avenue, make a left, follow two blocks, make a right on Springfield Avenue. Follow straight until road forks, bear right. The road will end in a parking lot that is about 30 yards from the Inn. All parking areas are a part of Fairmount Park and are public so please be aware that parking is limited and you may need to wait a few minutes for a spot to open up.

From Points South including Delaware, Baltimore, Washington D.C.

95 North to 76 West. Take exit 340A and follow signs for Lincoln Drive. After the ramp to Lincoln Drive, go 3 miles and make a left on McCallum St. Follow McCallum until it dead ends on Wolcott St. Make a left on Wolcott, follow it until it dead ends into Valley Green Road. Make a left on Valley Green road. The road will end in a parking lot that is about 30 yards from the Inn. All parking areas are a part of Fairmount Park and are public so please be aware that parking is limited and you may need to wait a few minutes for a spot to open up.

From PA Turnpike

Exit at Ft. Washington (Exit 338). Take 309 south to Paper Mill Road. Make a right on Paper Mill road. Follow approximately three miles until you reach Stenton Avenue (4th light). Make a hard left on Stenton (You’ll see sign for Stenton after you make hard left). Follow another 1 mile to Willow Grove Avenue. Make a right on Willow Grove. Drive to Germantown Avenue, make a left, follow two blocks, make a right on Springfield Avenue. Follow straight until road forks, bear right. The road will end in a parking lot that is about 30 yards from the Inn. All parking areas are a part of Fairmount Park and are public so please be aware that parking is limited and you may need to wait a few minutes for a spot to open up.

From New York, Central & North Jersey via NJ Turnpike

NJ Turnpike south to Pennsylvania turnpike. (Exit 6 on the NJ Turnpike) Follow directions from PA Turnpike.

From Roosevelt Blvd (Northeast Philadelphia)

Take Roosevelt Blvd. until you reach the Henry Avenue/Fox Avenue exit. Right on Fox. Left on Queen Lane. Right on Henry Avenue. Go North on Henry Avenue, follow approximately 4 miles until you reach Wise’s Mill Rd. Turn right on Wise’s Mill Road. This will take you down to Forbidden Drive. (you can only travel one way) Follow Forbidden drive until you reach parking lot. (1/4 mile) The Valley Green is 100 yards from this parking lot.

From the Main Line

Take City Line Avenue to Lincoln Drive. Take Lincoln Drive to McCallum St. (1.2 miles past the first light). Make a left at McCallum Street. Follow McCallum until it dead ends on Wolcott St. Make a left on Wolcott, follow it until it dead ends into Valley Green Road. Make a left on Valley Green road. The road will end in a parking lot that is about 30 yards from the Inn. All parking areas are a part of Fairmount Park and are public so please be aware that parking is limited and you may need to wait a few minutes for a spot to open up.

Northwestern Avenue

120 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Bells Mill Road-West

Bells Mill Road runs between Ridge Avenue in Roxborough and Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. There are two parking lots on Bells Mill Road, on either side of the bridge crossing the Wissahickon Creek.

Blue Bell

842 Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

Pachella Field

6839 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128.

 

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