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Hiking with Maura the Explorer

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Northwestern Avenue and Forbidden Drive.

Join FOW Executive Director Maura McCarthy for a hike each month. She will tour a different section of the Wissahickon during each hike and talk about her park experiences, as well as point out any recent improvements by FOW. Bring your hiking shoes and be ready to share your favorite Wissahickon stories with her!

Take a short loop starting through Harpers Meadow, up the Chestnut Hill side of the creek. We will hike along the Orange Trail and cross at Bell’s Mills road down to Covered Bridge. To end we will take Forbidden Drive back. If conditions are right we may potentially see toads along the Orange Trail before we reach the Covered Bridge. So bring a camera!

Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information contact Sarah Marley at

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March 29
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Forbidden Drive at Northwestern Avenue
Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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