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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...

Park Safety Alert

News // July 11, 2018

Around 9:15 last night, police received a report of an altercation with shots fired near Livezey Lane. Police quickly responded and investigated the area for shooters and bystanders, and a police helicopter also searched the scene. Once on the scene police...

Sundown Hiking – All the glories of summer without the sweat

Education // July 10, 2018

by Carol Beam This is like finding the map to the secret gold mine. There is a treasure of unspeakable loveliness right up the trail. It’s been beastly hot out, but you want to get...

A Season for the Birds (and Bird Lovers)

Nature // June 28, 2018

By Ruth Pfeffer It’s not just people who flock to the Wissahickon this time of year. Birds who reside, nest, or migrate through the natural habitat of the park’s forests and meadows are in abundance....

All Trails Challenge: Ready, Set…

Conservation // June 26, 2018

Get Ready!!!!! It’s almost time for FOW’s All Trails Challenge 2018!!! This is our third year and we are super excited! Come join us again in the Wissahickon Valley Park and support it at the...

The Park and Your Health: A Conversation with Matthew Lorei, M.D., Chestnut Hill Hospital

Education // June 26, 2018

Dr. Lorei has had a long-term relationship with Wissahickon Valley Park. An FOW member, he discovered the Wissahickon soon after moving to Philadelphia for medical school. He and his then girlfriend/now wife would go for...

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Up At The Tree House-A Little Tree House Library

Education // June 19, 2018

Enjoy a Safe & Happy Summer Visit to the Wissahickon

Education // June 13, 2018

From the Archives- Wood, Stone, and Steel: Bridges in the Wissahickon

Conservation // June 06, 2018

From the Director’s Notebook: Forbidden Drive, a Trail Worthy of Recognition

News // May 30, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Morgan Sims

News // May 23, 2018

Garlic Mustard – An Edible, Delicious Invasive

Nature // May 16, 2018

Groove is in the Hartwell Lane Trailhead

Education // May 08, 2018