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Mills and Bridges of the Wissahickon: A Story of Structures and the People behind the Names with Stan Kozakowski, Jim McClory and Jin Xu

June 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet at Kiosk at Forbidden Drive and Bells Mill Rd

The Wissahickon Valley was transformed beginning in the late 1600’s to become the industrial powerhouse that propelled Philadelphia to become the nation’s capital and one of the leading commercial centers of North America. We will explore the history of the mills, their associated roads and bridges, and some of the people whose names that have been linked to these places by exploring one representative section of the park between Bells Mill Road and the Rex Avenue Bridge. Children 12 years and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult, but please, no dogs other than service animals. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks.

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

Distance: 2.5 miles

Audience: Adults, children 12 & over

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.  Service animals are always welcome. For more information contact Christina Bassler at Visit for updates.

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June 5, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Forbidden Drive and Bells Mill Rd.
Forbidden Drive and Bells Mill Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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