Located in Northwest Philadelphia, the 1,800 acres of Wissahickon Valley Park are part of Philadelphia's 10,500-acre park system, one of the largest urban park systems in the world.

A lovely, wooded valley with Wissahickon Creek running through its entire seven-mile length, the Park extends from Chestnut Hill in the north to Manayunk in the southwest. Forbidden Drive, a wide gravel road closed to automobile traffic, parallels the Creek and the Park is criss-crossed by more than 50 miles of often rugged trails.

Description borrowed from www.fow.org

Related Groups / Organizations

Friends of the Wissahickon

Friends of the Wissahickon

Friends of the Wissahickon

Friends of the Wissahickon --

The Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is a 1,600 member, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1924 with a mission "to preserve the natural beauty and wildness of the Wissahickon Valley and stimulate public interest therein."

FOW works in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to restore historical structures throughout the park, eliminate invasive plant species, monitor watershed management issues, and restore trails throughout the park system with its Sustainable Trails Initiative.

Amenities / Features of Wissahickon Valley Park:

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Parks and Natural Areas
Municiple / City Park
Park (General)
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General Amenities
Trails / Trail Information
Special / Temp
20150916-FB-Burington
Activities
Biking
Bird watching
Equestrian / Horseback
Fishing
Hiking
Jogging / Running
Trail Running
Walking
General Location
Outside New Jersey
Misc Information
Listing Center: Latitude: 40.0399
Listing Center: Longitude: -75.2085
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Wissahickon Valley Park

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