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The Wissahickon: A Cultural Inspiration with Lisa Kleiman & Jean McWilliams

April 15, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at Valley Green Inn

Wissahickon Valley Park is not only an important natural resource and wonderful outdoor space – it is also an inspiration for artists of all types. Join us on this 4 – 5 mile multimedia hike 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 northern 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. The rain date will be May 7.

Distance: 4-5 Miles

Level: Difficult (many 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 systems, 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 Amelia Marren at Visit for updates.

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April 15, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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