Next Meetup

Spring Migration Birding & Photography w/ Joe Durrance & Michael Kopena
Meet at the Kitchen’s Lane Bridge. This will be a Spring migration bird/photography hike up to the Toleration Statue/Mom Rinker’s Rock that loops back along Forbidden Drive. The hike will be taken at a slow birding/photography pace. We will sit on the ridge top near Toleration Statue and scan the treetops for birds. Bringing a camera or binoculars is optional. A limited number of binoculars will be available for loan. Level: easy to moderate. 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 Cesali Renn at [masked]. Visit for updates.

Kitchen's Lane (Fairmount Park)

Kitchen's lane · 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.


40 W. Evergreen Avenue, Suite 108

Philadelphia, PA 19118

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