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Myths, Legends, Hermits, and Bridges of the Wissahickon with Stan Kozakowski, Michael Bridges and Gordon Henderson

November 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Historic Rittenhouse Town – at the Kiosk adjacent to the Monoshone (Papermill) Creek

Back by popular demand! We will explore some of the mysticism, mythology, religion, legends, history, art, music, and architecture found within the Wissahickon. We will have ample time to examine these from the three different perspectives of history, theology, and psychology. Along the way, we will visit Lover’s Leap, the Henry Avenue Bridge, the Hermitage, and Kelpius’ Cave. At each of these sites, we will consider topics that range from hidden subway stations, apocalyptic movements, and the Wissahickon’s most famous hermit.

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

Distance: 2.5 miles

Audience: Adults only

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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November 12, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Historic Rittenhouse Town
6035-6049 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, 19144 United States
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