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Black Friday Special: The Wissahickon – A Cultural Inspiration – Part Two with Lisa Kleiman and Jean McWilliams

November 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet Top of the 100 Steps, Manayunk

After a day of food, family and football, why not Wander the Wissahickon! Come join us for a special Black Friday trek along the Wissahickon trails as we explore the films and television programs, the paintings, the literature and the music that have drawn inspiration from the Wissahickon and rooted it in American culture. We will hike both Forbidden Drive and the wooded trails of the southern portion of the park, stopping at points of interest to note and appreciate their cultural significance. We will try to maintain a moderate pace. Note that the terrain is hilly and uneven in spots, so plan your footwear accordingly.

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

Distance: ~3.5 miles

Logistics: We will meet at the top of the Hundred Steps in Manayunk at 11am to do introductions and start the hike. Bring along plenty of water and snacks, and wear layers appropriate for the weather. Rain date November 25, 11am. Anticipated hike distance 5 miles, anticipated hike duration 2.5 – 3 hours.

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 cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. Service animals are always welcome. For more information contact Claire Brennan at Visit for updates.

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November 24, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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