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Hermit’s Lane

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Hermit's Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19128 United States

June 2017

Hiking with Maura the Explorer

June 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hermit’s Lane, Hermit's Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meet at Hermit's Lane Join FOW’s Executive Director Maura McCarthy for a hike on the last Friday of each month. She will tour a different section each hike and talk about her experiences as well as point out any recent improvements by FOW. Bring your hiking shoes and be ready to share your favorite Wissahickon stories with her! This month, join Maura for a short exploration of trails around the Hermitage and the Hermit's Cave. Registration is recommended for all…

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May 2018

Bamboo Removal Workday

May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hermit’s Lane, Hermit's Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meet at the Hermitage (near the Hermit Lane trailhead) Bamboo is an attractive grass (that’s right, it’s a grass) that grows very densely and quickly, making it a popular choice when home owners are looking for a natural barrier to a noisy road or close neighbors. However, bamboo is a non-native plant that quickly out competes native plants and offers little to no resources to native animals. It easily escapes yards and begins invading our natural spaces and since bamboo…

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June 2019

Invasive Removal Service Day

June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hermit’s Lane, Hermit's Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meet at Hermit Lane Trailhead The Wissahickon is filled with a variety of beautiful plants. Many of them, unfortunately, are not native to this area and can cause a lot of harm. When an exotic species takes up shop in the park, they tend to grow & spread quickly, shading the ground so that nothing else will grow. This Saturday, we’ll be removing some of these invasive plants and preparing the area of a planting this fall. Workdays will be…

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August 2019

Thursday Trail Service

August 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hermit’s Lane, Hermit's Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meeting at Hermit Lane Trailhead Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of trail improvements in the park! Work will consist of regular trail improvement 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. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org Register Here! window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('1f573251-6cf3-4333-bafc-5e37db73e8f7'); }; (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.async…

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Thursday Trail Service

August 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hermit’s Lane, Hermit's Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meeting at Hermit Lane Trailhead Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of trail improvements in the park! Work will consist of regular trail improvement 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. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org Register Here! window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('6c4efe90-4e82-4fa7-87f3-f1326cccb0b2'); }; (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.async…

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March 2020

CANCELLED: Thursday Trail Service

March 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hermit’s Lane, Hermit's Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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This event has been cancelled. Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of improvements in the park! Work will consist of cleaning drains, removing invasive vines from trees, picking up litter, and other winter-appropriate activities. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, warm layers, and bring a water bottle. Register Here!

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