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Trails Less Traveled: Houston Statue and Monoshone Trail with Gerry Schweiger

September 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet at Johnson Street between Lincoln Drive and Wissahickon Avenue (Johnson is one-way between Wissahickon Ave and Lincoln Dr. Enter Johnson from Wissahickon.)

Of the 3 statues remaining in the Park, only one is never visited. The statue of Park benefactor, Henry Houston, is strangled by the Lincoln Dr. traffic patterns. Using the Monoshone Trail and a secret handshake neighborhood trail we will visit Houston at his Harvey St. lair (location) avoiding Lincoln Dr.’s hair raising traffic.

Level: Moderate +.

Duration: 2.25 Miles

Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. 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. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information contact Maeve Pollack at Visit for updates.

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September 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Johnson Street between Wissahickon Avenue and Lincoln Drive
401-499 W Johnson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
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