Next Meetup

Spring Stroll in the Wissahickon w/ Kris Soffa
Meet at The Cedars House Cafe (,-75.232544) on Forbidden Drive ( Note: GPS is not accurate for this location; it is one block south of the intersection of Northwestern Ave, Thomas & Andorra Rds.) Welcome Spring with a walk in the Wissahickon. We’ll find signs of emerging new growth everywhere. The woods echo with birdsong, spring ephemerals bloom and trout splash in the Creek. Swelling tree buds and newly opened leaves bathe our deciduous woods in a gorgeous chartreuse haze. Why not get your dose of “nature “ and join us for this energizing walk? Distance: 2 miles round trip Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) 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. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information or to register, contact Christina Anthony at Visit for updates.

The Cedars House Cafe

200 W. Northwestern Avenue · Philadelphia, PA

What we're about

Public Group

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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Philadelphia, PA 19118

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