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Trees of the Wissahickon, Philadelphia, PA


Explore the beautiful trees in the Wissahickon Valley Park with Jenny Price and Sue Caskey of Friends of the Wissahickon! On this hike, attendees will look closely at tree features and will practice using a dichotomous key to help identify them. Come out and discover more about these giants of the Wissahickon. While walking will be at a minimum, there is a steep staircase in the beginning. Children are welcome. Meet at W Mt. Airy Avenue & Emlen Street.

Registration is recommended in the event of cancellation. Unless otherwise noted, hikes are on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet, slippery, or steep. Wear long pants for protection against poison ivy and possible ticks, as well as sturdy, protective shoes or boots. Bring water. Walks suitable for children are noted in their descriptions. Walks cancelled in the event of heavy rain/snow/ice and/or dangerous driving conditions.