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Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz

June 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at Valley Green Inn

Starting from the Valley Green Inn, we will head downstream along Forbidden Drive, talking about the history, geology and wildlife of the Wissahickon. We will descend the stone steps to the Livezey Dam and we will visit the little known Gorgas Creek Cave. After crossing the Mt. Airy bridge we will hike upstream on the very rocky, hillside trail. We will pass through the artistic, steel mesh structure known as Fingerspan Bridge and take a snack break on the stone steps high above the stream. We will continue past the historic Livezey House and visit Devils Pool on our way back to Valley Green. Children and dogs are welcome.

Distance: 2.5 Miles

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

Audience: All Ages

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 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 Christina Bassler at Visit for updates.

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June 4, 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Valley Green Inn
Valley Green Road at Forbidden Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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