Join FOW Executive Director Maura McCarthy for a hike each month. She will tour a different section of the Wissahickon during each hike and talk about her park experiences, as well as point out any recent improvements by FOW. Bring your hiking shoes and be ready to share your favorite Wissahickon stories with her!
Friday, November 1 - 7:00-11:00 p.m. Star-gazing along the canal. Join us at the Griggstown Grassland Preserve for an evening of stargazing. Saturn with its magnificent rings will be visible in the southwest at sunset. Craters and mountains on the Moon will be clearly visible. The Andromeda Galaxy, the farthest object that can be seen with the unaided eye, will be high in the sky. We will be looking at star clusters, open clusters and planetary nebulae in the Milky Way. The Grassland Preserve is located at 1091 Canal Road in Griggstown. Space is limited. Please register by contacting Wayne Petko (email@example.com).
Walk the entire breadth of the city through the largest landscaped city park in the world, Fairmount Park, with the autumn colors at their peak along the Schuylkill River Trail and Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon Creek.
Saturday, November 9 - 10:00 a.m.5.3-mile Walk from Fireman’s Eddy to Washington Crossing (MP @ Nelson House). See the emerging grassland/meadows restoration project, riparian and edge habitats supporting a large variety wildlife. Along the way, a stroll through the picturesque and historic Titusville, ending at the site of Washington’s famous Christmas Night Crossing. Short walk option is the 4.1-mile walk to Church Road in Titusville. Leader: Pamela V’Combe
A riverside flex walk of 5 to 15 miles with many rail stations along the way so you may travel the distance of your choice. A scenic fall walk through Fairmount Park and along the Schuylkill River Trail.
Join us for a walk in the woods at Pennypack on the Delaware where we explore nature in Philadelphia’s backyard! Learn about the plants, trees and animals that make up this diverse bio habitat by the confluence of the Delaware River and the Pennypack Creek. This week we will feature birding experts.