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Myths, Legends, Hermits, and Bridges of the Wissahickon with Stan, Michael & Gordon

July 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at the Walnut Lane Golf Course using the gravel parking lot shared with Arrow Athletic Field.

Trail Ambassadors Stan Kozakowski, Michael Bridges, and Gordon Henderson will explore some of the mysticism, mythology, religion, legends, history, art, music, and architecture found within the Wissahickon. We will have ample time to examine these from the three different perspectives of history, theology, and psychology. Along the way, we will visit Lover’s Leap, the Henry Avenue Bridge, the Hermitage, and Kelpius’ Cave. At each of these sites, we will consider topics that range from hidden subway stations, apocalyptic movements, and the Wissahickon’s most famous hermit. The poison ivy is abundant at this time of the year in the park. It is strongly advised that people do not wear shorts or open toed footwear.

Level: Moderate (some inclines and declines, uneven surfaces)
Duration: 3 miles

Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. More information is at

Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions.

We apologize – registration for this event is at capacity! To be put on a waitlist, please contact Noah Kulak at Visit for updates.


July 30, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm