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Appreciating Fall with Mary Oliver led by Lisa Kleiman & Jean McWilliams

October 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet at Crefeld Trailhead

Please join us for a brisk fall hike. We will begin at the Crefeld Trail Head and hike the Lavender and Orange trails, looping through Houston Meadow, then down to Forbidden Drive and back up Lavender to end at the Crefeld Trailhead. Along the route, we will pause at different points to read poems of Mary Oliver, spending a few minutes of quiet appreciation for the beauty of our surroundings amplified by her poetic voice. Oliver’s verse challenges us to imagine how the natural world “descends into a rich mash” each autumn and invites us to claim the grandeur of “every crisping day.” The hike will be moderate, approximately 4 miles in length and will include some rocks, roots and inclines.

Distance: ~3.5 miles

Level: Moderate (some inclines and declines, uneven surfaces.

Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home. More information is at

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. Walks are canceled in heavy rain. Service animals are always welcome. For more information, contact Claire Brennan at Visit for updates.

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October 6, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Crefeld Street Trailhead
Lavender Trail and Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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