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Celebrating 95 Years of Stewardship in a Super Mega Way!

News // May 08, 2019

by Sarah Marley, Director of Development & Outreach This year, Friends of the Wissahickon marks 95 years of stewardship of Wissahickon Valley Park and celebrates an era of the organization’s transformation. Founded in 1924 when...

All Trails Challenge: Ready, Set…

Conservation // March 27, 2019

Spend your summer exploring Wissahickon Valley Park for the 2019 All Trails Challenge! Mark your calendars folks, the All Trails Challenge 2019 is starting early this year! We want you in Wissahickon Valley Park hiking,...

A Unique Take on the All Trails Challenge

Events // May 22, 2019

We know hiking, riding, or running all 50 miles of trails in the Wissahickon can be a little daunting and sometimes you don’t know where to begin.  FOW Trail Ambassador Matthew Kokoszka completed the All...

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May24th

Meanderings in the Wissahickon with Shelly Brick

Meet at Rex Avenue Trailhead Join Trail Ambassador Shelly Brick for a hike through our beautiful park. We will explore a variety of locations and “talk story,” a Hawaiian tradition. All ages are welcome, and…

May25th

ATC Hike to the Fingerspan with Lorraine Awuku & Lisa Donahue

Meet at Mt. Airy Avenue Trailhead We’re kicking off the 2019 All Trails Challenge with a fun hike to the Fingerspan Bridge and beyond! ATC miles: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Registration is recommended for all…

May25th

Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz

Meet at Valley Green Inn This hike takes participants along Forbidden Drive and on wooded trails with interesting geologic formations. Visit the Livezey Dam, Gorgas Creek Cave, and Fingerspan Bridge. We will stop to enjoy…

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