What’s Happening: Events

What’s Happening: Events

August 7, 2018 | 2:45pm - October 15, 2018 | 2:45pm

Wissahickon Photo Contest

Artists, photographers, writers, poets, and musicians can all claim the Wissahickon Valley as a muse. So what’s stopping you from joining their ranks and entering the Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest 2018? This year’s contest is being presented by FOW, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and (for the first year ever) the Woodmere Art Museum. Entrants can submit up to 4 photos and submissions will be accepted from April 2 to October 15.

August 14, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Prescribe-a-trail: Free community walks

Get fit. Get rejuvenated. Get your health care questions answered!

Join a health practitioner who will share information and advice on how to achieve maximum health during a brisk walk.

August 15, 2018 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Ice Cream Social

Meet at Cedar’s House Cafe. 

Join us for a lovely afternoon of free ice cream, live music, nature activities for the whole family with FOW staff and volunteers as well as the staff from the Wissahickon Environmental Center.  This is a rain-or-shine event.

This event is free and open to the public!  Registration is not required. Please contact Cesali Renn at renn@fow.org for more information.

August 15, 2018 | 5:30pm

The LHT and Capital Health present the 2nd in our series of Docs on the Trail events

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., at Hunt House Barn, Mercer Meadows, please join Dr. Kimberly Levitt, board certified family medicine physician at Capital Health Primary Care– Quakerbridge; Brian Rosener, manager of Princeton Running Company; and Stephen Banks, physical therapist from Capital Health’s Rehabilitation Services Department to learn more about proper footwear for various exercises and how making the right choices can help avoid injuries.

August 16, 2018 | 9:30am - 12:00pm


Meet at Pachella Field, 6751 Henry Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of trail maintenance in the park! Work will consist of regular trail maintenance projects including repairing drains and grade reversals, repairing stone work, narrowing widened trails, and emergency trail repairs. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. We meet at Pachella Field at 9:30 and then head off to the work site. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

August 16, 2018 | 3:45pm

Thursday Afternoon Devil’s Pool Clean Up

Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road 
Philadelphia, 19128 United States

Meet at Valley Green Inn. Join FOW for a regular clean up of one of the most beautiful (and popular) spots of the Wissahickon. Work will consist of collecting trash, separating recycling, and general maintenance of the area. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

August 16, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Meet at Valley Green Inn

It’s so common for us to seek bright full sun for our photos that we overlook the dramatic effects of late-day sunshine, with softer colors and longer shadows.  Our photo walk will take advantage of the sun’s setting over the western ridge of the Wissahickon Valley to find dramatic shadows and reflections along the Creek and golden illumination on the eastern slopes – a magnificent way to end the day! Our photo session will be around two hours, depending on the light.  We will be walking slowly along Forbidden Drive or across the Creek on the Orange Trail.  Bring a camera. Children, accompanied by a responsible adult and having an active interest in photography, are welcome. Contact bwagner@temple.edu for more info.

August 16, 2018 | 8:30pm - 11:00pm


Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn's Landing for FREE. Movies range from recent blockbusters to all time classics and are all family friendly.

Thursdays in July, 8:30PM - August, 8PM


Follow the Circuit Trails

Join our mailing list to get the latest from the Circuit Trails.