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Exploring Blue Bell to Historic Rittenhouse Town with Melvin Chappell

October 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Blue Bell Park

Join us for a short loop hike between Blue Bell Park and Historic Rittenhouse Town where we will connect the natural world to the industrial era in Philadelphia. On our journey we will see several amazing examples of trees and will discuss their necessity to the park as well as why stewardship of this land is so important. Once we arrive at Rittenhouse Town, we will discuss the site’s history importance to the Germantown community.

Distance: ~2 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. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. 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. Service animals are always welcome. For more information contact Claire Brennan at Visit for updates.

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October 14, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Blue Bell Hill Park
800 W Walnut Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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