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

Conservation // February 14, 2018

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 Fairmount Park gems, and...

Winter Wilds: Reflections on Winter Hiking

Nature // March 15, 2018

By Carol Beam I can understand the first impulse: No. No way. Not happening. No thanks. That’s how lots of people react to the invitation to hike in the dead of winter. Sure, it’s going...

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Bird Box Monitoring Workshop

The Eastern Bluebird, once threatened by invasive nest competitors and disappearing habitat, has experienced a remarkable comeback in last part of the 20th century thanks to human established and monitored bluebird trails and nest boxes….


Hotels, Cabins, Inns, & Bridges w/ Kimberly Quinn

Meet at Crefeld Street Trailhead. With this hike, you get a little bit of everything! We’ll explore 3+ miles of trails and start at the Lavender Trail in Chestnut Hill, connect to the White Trail…


Trails Less Traveled V: Wandering in the Lower Valley w/ Gerry Schweiger

Meet at Johnson Street between Wissahickon Avenue and Lincoln Drive. Johnson is one way from Wissahickon Avenue to Lincoln Drive, so enter from Wissahickon. Park on Johnson as close to Lincoln as possible. Did you…

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