The Friends of the Wissahickon is the oldest and largest of the nonprofit, volunteer groups active in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system. For over eighty-five years we have been stewards of Wissahickon Valley Park, the beautiful northern stretch of Fairmount Park. Our members maintain and preserve trails and historic structures, care for native plant and animal species, and protect the watershed.
FOW's Trail Ambassadors are trail guides who assist and educate people in the park, and offer guided hikes throughout the park that cover topics such as park history, geology, and ecology.
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8708 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Stewarding the Wissahickon Valley Park for over 85 years!
5 days ago · 10:00 AM
Kid-Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz
This hike will stop at popular sites from Valley Green Inn, down Forbidden Drive, to the Livezey Dam and Gorgas Creek cave. See interesting rock formations and cross... Learn more
5 days ago · 9:30 AM
Woodland Wildflower Hike with Don Simon, Susan Simon, and Lisa Kolker
This hike will cover the trails along Cresheim Creek and onto the White Trail ending at the Mt. Airy Bridge and returning to Valley Green Inn along Forbidden Drive.... Learn more
April 24 · 4:00 PM
Basics of Birding and True Stories of Amazing Avians with Mike Kopena
Whether you are a beginning and curious birder or an experienced birder, this walk is for you. Spend spring evenings with friends along Forbidden Drive and the lovely... Learn more
April 23 · 9:00 AM
Fishing the Wissahickon with Tony DeFazio
An experienced fisherman, Tony DeFazio will share his knowledge about the fish living in the Wissahickon Creek. The talk with include interactive elements including an... Learn more
April 16 · 9:00 AM
Spring Awakening in the Park with Scott Quitel
Experience the park springing to life and hike some mildly rigorous trails in search of tulip poplar flowers, trout lily, bloodroot, spring beauty, and other spring... Learn more