20 to 27 mile walk from Holmesburg to Willow Grove or Fort Washington along the Pennypack Creek
This event is free and open to the public, and part of a two-day walk. Walk either or both. Numerous lodging options near Fort Washington.
Sat Aug 24 Holmesburg to Ft Washington (Pennypack Creek)
Sun Aug 25 Ft Washington to Center City Philadelphia (Wissahickon Creek)
Enjoy a veritable arboretum along the Pennypack Creek in all of its glory, plus the recently developed Pennypack rail trail in Montgomery County, and the Baxter Trail along the Delaware River that is set to open this year. This shady wooded course wends gently from the shores of the Delaware River through the city to pastoral suburbs, offering a variety of footbridges and interesting old bridges passing over the trail. We will see where Lenape tribal councils took place, where the most historic train wreck in the Delaware Valley tragically unfolded, and where the oldest bridge in the nation, built in 1697, remains in service to local traffic.