Events In The Watershed

Walk the Wissahickon Week

Saturday, September 26 at 12:00 am -

Saturday, October 03 at 11:59 pm

Hike

All Hikers

For 2020, we are excited to offer a new week-long version of our popular Walk the Wissahickon event. Keeping in mind COVID guidelines and the safety of our participants and staff, we have modified the event so that small groups of walkers can experience different parts of our trail system throughout the week.  

 

Please note: 

  • All walks require pre-registration. Walk ups will not be permitted. 
  • All groups will be kept to a size of 10-12 people. 
  • Participants are required to wear a mask and stay safely distanced. 
  • Your email confirmation will provide the details about where to meet for each walk. 
  • Each walk description identifies the length, duration, difficulty and recommended audience.  

 

Saturday, September 26 

Evans-Mumbower Mill Tour & Walk 

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Start time: 10:00 am 

Duration: 1 hour for walk and Mill tour 

Length: 1 mile 

Difficulty: Easy walk; First floor of Mill is wheelchair accessible 

Audience: All ages  

Details: Steve Blubaugh, Head Miller, will give a tour of the Evans-Mumbower Mill combined with a 1-mile stroll along the former millrace that fed the mill, to locate the remnants of the dam in the Upper Wissahickon. 

 

Saturday, September 26 

Evans-Mumbower Mill Tour & Walk 

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Start time: 1:00 pm 

Duration: 1 hour for walk and Mill tour 

Length: 1 mile 

Difficulty: Easy walk; First floor of Mill is wheelchair accessible 

Audience: All ages  

Details: Steve Blubaugh, Head Miller, will give a tour of the Evans-Mumbower Mill combined with a 1-mile stroll along the former millrace that fed the mill, to locate the remnants of the dam in the Upper Wissahickon. 

 

Saturday, September 26 

6-Mile, 6-Preserve Hike 

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Start time: 3:30pm 

Duration: 3 hours 

Length: 6 miles 

Difficulty: Moderate; 30-minute mile 

Audience: Experienced hikers 

Details: Join Conservation Crew volunteer, Harm Scherpbier, for an amazing loop-hike connecting various Wissahickon Trails protected properties. Taking you from the creek through woods, fields and farm land. Start and end on the Green Ribbon Trail at Four Mills Reserve, hike through Camp Woods, Armentrout Preserve, Briar Hill Preserve, Prophecy Creek Park, and Willow Lake Farm. 

 

Sunday, September 27 

Family Friendly Trail Head Walk 

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Start time: 11:00 am 

Duration: 1 ½ hours 

Length: 1.8 miles 

Difficulty: Easy; no strollers or dogs 

Audience: Families with elementary aged children 

Details: Join Jenn Bilger, Director of Engagement, and take the family out for some fresh air and exercise to explore the Green Ribbon Trail & the Wissahickon Creek (including some add on options if you choose to extend your fun!) 

 

Sunday, September 27 

Connector Hike

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Start time: 1:00 pm 

Duration: 2 hours 

Length: 4 miles 

Difficulty: Moderate; 30-minute mile 

Audience: Experienced hikers 

Details: Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski, Wissahickon Trails’ Educator, will lead a 4-mile hike that shows the trail connections with Wissahickon Trails, Horseways, Lower Gwynedd Township and Montgomery County. 

 

Tuesday, September 29 

Dog Walk at Briar Hill 

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Start time: 8:30 am 

Duration: 1 hour 

Length: 1 ½ miles 

Difficulty: Easy 

Audience: Leashed, well-trained dogs with their humans 

Details: Take your human for an early morning walk over the new bridge at Briar Hill Preserve and through the Cheston Family Preserve. Gail Farmer, Executive Director, will talk about a new land acquisition that will eventually add to this trail loop. 

 

Tuesday, September 29 

Little Explorers 

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Start time: 11:00 am 

Duration: 1 hour 

Length: ½ mile 

Difficulty: Easy; stroller friendly 

Audience: Families with young children 

Details: Dodsworth is a small but mighty preserve, and Jenn Bilger’s favorite place to be in the fall. This preserve is a magnet for migrating monarch butterflies and is also good for migrating hawks and other birds (bring your own binoculars if you have them). Enjoy the wildlife while you stroll around the 1/2 mile paved loop and view the Preserve from the Hawk's Nest. 

 

Wednesday, September 30 

Streamside Stroll 

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Start time: 3:00 pm 

Duration: 2 ½ hours 

Length: 5 miles 

Difficulty: Easy 

Audience: Experienced walkers 

Details: Lindsay Blanton, Water Programs Manager, will lead a walk from Four Mills Barn upstream on the Green Ribbon Trail through Cedarbrook Country Club and return. She will explain how natural and man-made events affect the health of the creek. 

 

Thursday, October 1 

Armentrout & Camp Woods 

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Start time: 9:30 am 

Duration: 1 ½ hours 

Length: 2 ½ miles 

Difficulty: Moderate with some hills; 30-minute mile 

Audience: Experienced hikers 

Details: Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski, Wissahickon Trails’ Educator, will lead a hike through meadows and hills of Armentrout Preserve before exploring the centuries old historic forest of Camp Woods. 

 

Friday, October 2

Midday Meander

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Start time: 12:30 pm 

Duration: 1 hours 

Length: 1 ½ miles 

Difficulty: Easy

Audience: All ages

Details: Join Lisa Hansell, Development Manager, to take a break and clear your head for a lunchtime walk in the forests and pastures at Willow Lake Farm.

 

Saturday, October 3 

Connector Hike 

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Start time: 1:00 pm 

Duration: 2 hours 

Length: 4 miles 

Difficulty: Moderate; 30-minute mile 

Audience: Experienced hikers 

Details: Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski, Wissahickon Trails’ Educator, will lead a 4-mile hike that shows the trail connections with Wissahickon Trails, Horseways, Lower Gwynedd Township and Montgomery County. 

Event Details
  • Location

    Various Trails & Preserves

  • Contact

    lisa@wissahickontrails.org

  • Price

    All walks are $25 per person; Family walks are $25 per family household

  • Other Info

    All participants will receive a Wissahickon Trails reusable tote bag filled with treats and surprises.

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