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

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at Rex Avenue Trailhead

Come join us for a trek along the Wissahickon trails 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.

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

Distance: ~5 miles

Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations.

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 Marisa Miller at Visit for updates.

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April 28
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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