Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House To reach the Tree House from the Upper Lot, follow the signs and walk 1/4 mile down the trail to the Tree House. From the intersection of Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue proceed up the gravel road hill).
Prepare yourself for rebirth and renewal as Trail Ambassador Kevin leads you into a stress-free zone of profound relaxation. Please bring 2 blankets and a pillow. Be prepared to experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Suitable for children 13 years or older that can lie still and follow direction. Meet on the back porch of the Wissahickon Environmental Center.
Witness the courageous Crossing that saved the Revolution
Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.
The public has two opportunities to view the reenactment at Washington Crossing Historic Park.
Discover the Schuylkill Center with our free event every Saturday. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for a guided exploration.Each week explores a different theme. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Learn the secret meditations of Mother Wissahickon as Trail Ambassador Kevin leads a hike from Historic Rittenhouse Town to the Hermit’s Cave and back. During our hike, we will practice mindfulness meditation in the Wissahickon.
Environmental activist Maya van Rossum is currently advancing The Green Amendment movement, seeking to secure constitutional protection for environmental rights nationwide. She will discuss her new best-selling book by the same name and how members can become more engaged with environmental and water advocacy relating to the Wissahickon watershed.
Want to get outside but don’t know where to start? Bring your family for a hike and unstructured nature play with representatives from our NaturePHL program. We’ll climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity. Meet us at the Tall Trees Playscape behind the Visitor Center and we’ll head out from there.
Start the holidays right at FOW’s wreath-making workshop! Enjoy roasted chestnuts, hot apple cider, and a light breakfast at the Valley Green Inn. Decorate your holiday wreath with fresh western juniper with blue berries, incense-cedar with yellow tips, holly with red berries, and assorted pine cones and ornaments. Children can make nature gifts for animals and enjoy a winter woods hike with the Wissahickon Environmental Center.
As a natural outgrowth of the new Ecological Land Management Plan and spurred on by long-term FOW member, former Board member and avid birder Shirley Gracie, FOW is launching a bird club to monitor bird species in Wissahickon Valley Park. Please join us for the first introductory meeting on Saturday, December 1st at 10 am in Valley Green Inn. Space is limited, so please register early.