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Wissahickon Valley Park Winter Curfew

Conservation // December 03, 2018

Effective Dec. 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, the Wissahickon Valley, East and West Fairmount Park, Cobbs Creek Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Tacony Creek Park, and Pennypack Park areas of the Philadelphia Parks &...

Please Steer Clear of Muddy Trails

Conservation // February 23, 2016

It’s Mud Season in Wissahickon Valley Park, and FOW is urging park users to refrain from using muddy trails. If you are leaving prints (hoof, tire, or boot), the trail is too wet to use....

Dispatches from the Trail: The Geek in Winter

Education // January 30, 2019

By Carol Beam, FOW Trail Ambassador When did geek even become a word? Was I one in high school? If so, why didn’t I know it? If not, how did I get to be one...

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Feb19th

Family & Adult Full Moon Hikes

Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Families will join us for a short night hike around the tree house with their children, while all other adults hike through the woods to the meadow. Both groups…

Feb21st

Trail Work Thursdays

Meeting at Thomas Mansion Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of trail maintenance in the park! Work will consist of regular trail maintenance projects including repairing drains and grade reversals, repairing stone work, narrowing…

Feb21st

Thursday Tots: Maple Trees and Treats

Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Search for the special Sugar Maple tree and taste its fresh sap. Watch how the sap turns into Maple Syrup and taste our homemade maple syrup on pancakes. Ages…

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