Do you love the Wissahickon? Here's a chance to take a walk in the park with Hidden City Daily co-editor Brad Maule as your guide
, Saturday, June 28th
, then enjoy an afternoon picnic two weeks later on Saturday, July 12th
benefitting Friends of the Wissahickon.
Friends of the Wissahickon
(FOW) have championed the wilderness of the Wissahickon Valley in Northwest Philadelphia for 90 years now, and to mark that milestone, they’re hosting a picnic with catered food, beer from Stone Brewing Co., a giant 90th anniversary cake from Bredenbeck’s Bakery in Chestnut Hill, and live bluegrass from the Bacchus Boys.
Hidden City Daily co-editor Brad Maule has trekked the Wissahickon’s many trails for at least 15 years, and has gotten intimately familiar with them as he’s undertaken his One Man’s Trash project
this year. To help celebrate FOW’s anniversary, Brad will lead a hike through his favorite parts of the park: Cresheim Valley, the Livezey mill, Fingerspan, and Carpenter’s Woods.
The $40 ticket is a bit more than we usually charge, but it's a package deal that includes both the June 28th
tour, which covers a lot of ground (approximately five miles) AND admission to the FOW picnic on July 12th
, including all food and drink, at Pachella Field. Most importantly, $30 of each ticket will go to the FOW.
The hike will last approximately three and a half hours and covers some challenging terrain. Sturdy shoes/boots are required and long pants are recommended.
The hike will conclude at Goat Hollow, a great Mt Airy neighborhood bar, where there will be a drink special for participants.
Getting there: SEPTA: The Chestnut Hill West line departs Center City stations beginning at 10:15am and arrives at Allen Lane at 10:44am. If you’re driving, there is on-street parking near the station on Cresheim Road, Nippon Street, and Mt Airy Avenue. Please do NOT park in the station’s lot.
For the CHW train schedule click HERE