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All Trails Challenge: Ready, Set, GO!

Conservation // June 26, 2018

The 2018 All Trails Challenge has started! Click here to sign up! Get started now! STEP 1  Register here for the 2018 All Trails Challenge and follow the link to create your supporter page. All...

Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia’s Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year

Conservation // February 14, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year. “This trail truly is among so many...

Calling All Stewards!

Conservation // November 07, 2018

By Shawn Green, Volunteer Coordinator Since Friends of the Wissahickon was formed in 1924, we have only been able to continue our conservation mission in the park with the work of volunteers. Trail maintenance, habitat...

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Nov15th

Trail Work Thursdays

Meet at the Summit Avenue Trailhead 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…

Nov16th

Mother Wissahickon Series: Baptismal Pool Hike with Meditations with Kevin Eikov

Meet at Historic Rittenhouse Town (Use 6034 Wissahickon Ave for GPS driving directions). Learn the secret meditations of Mother Wissahickon as Trail Ambassador Kevin leads a short meditation at Historic Rittenhouse Town before walking down Forbidden Drive to the…

Nov17th

Trails and Troegs for OktoberForest

Volunteer Work Day with FOW, 9 am- 1 pm, meet at the Upper Andorra parking lot (access this lot from W. Northwestern Avenue and Ridge Pike) Historic Hike with Hidden City’s Brad Maule & the…

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