Events

Highlights of the South with Sheryl Neckritz, Lisa Kleiman & Hallam Harper

100 Steps

Meet at the top of 100 Steps Come see the southern section of the Wissahickon in all its colorful autumn glory! We will begin at the enigmatic 100 steps, hike past some of the park's biggest tulip trees, visit the Hermit's Cave, and see the splendid (and haunted?) Hermitage Mansion. The next stops will be […]

Hybrid Valley Talk: Climate Change in our Watersheds with Marc Peipoch

River watersheds, like the Wissahickon, are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Join FOW and Marc Peipoch as he discusses the implications of climate change on our watershed and what we can do in the meantime. Streams and rivers drain the land we inhabit and collect everything that occurs on it, including the […]

Silent Sunset Cruise with Amy Yuter

Meet at Cedar House Cafe Join us on a mindful and silent, moderate paced saunter – we’ll have moments to connect and share with other participants throughout our contemplative journey. Enjoy a full sensory experience as the sun begins to set on these beautiful trails. This walk is most appropriate for adults and youth 16 […]

Appetite Builder Walk with Ted Apple & Eric Dahlberg

Historic Rittenhouse Town 6035-6049 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, United States

Meet at Rittenhouse Town Upper Parking Lot Join a medium difficulty hike on Thanksgiving morning to build up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. We will cover around four miles over beautiful trails in the Wissahickon Park. There will be good views of the creek and the woods. With the leaves mostly gone the views are […]

Rescheduled: The Wissahickon in January with Debbie Hoellein & Jim McClory

Blue Bell Hill Park 800 W Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This event has been rescheduled to 2/1, click here to register for the new date. One reason we like hiking in the winter is that you can see clear across the Wissahickon. Join Debbie and Jim on our January hike when we will not only see beautiful vistas, but also how the flora changes with […]

Rescheduled: Silent Sunset Cruise with Amy Yuter

Wigard Avenue Trailhead 726 Wigard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This event has been rescheduled due to rain to 2/4, click here to register for the new date. *please note, start time is subject to change Join us on a mindful and silent, moderate paced saunter – we’ll have moments to connect and share with other participants throughout our contemplative journey. Enjoy a full sensory […]

Public Projects Meeting

In-person at Doran Hall, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 8000 Cherokee Street Philadelphia, PA 19118 Join Friends of the Wissahickon in person on Wednesday, January 31, for its Annual Public Projects Meeting to hear about the organization’s upcoming plans and projects to conserve our community’s treasured Wissahickon Valley Park. FOW’s Executive Director, Ruffian Tittmann will review […]

The Wissahickon in January with Debbie Hoellein & Jim McClory

Blue Bell Hill Park 800 W Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meet at Blue Bell Park One reason we like hiking in the winter is that you can see clear across the Wissahickon. Join Debbie and Jim on our January hike when we will not only see beautiful vistas, but also how the flora changes with the cold weather, while beautiful rocks stay the same. And […]