Take a Hike. Seriously.

Let’s go for another group jaunt in the Wissahickon! You don’t need a dog but that does tend to add to the fun. Join us for a guided sunset walk on lovely local trails in our own backyard. 

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Summer’s a great time for a long walk in the shady Wissahickon, especially our nearby neck of it. This month, we’ll be exploring our most Southern trailhead by SEPTA’s “Wissahickon Tranportation Center” (free parking in a small Fairmount Park lot off Ridge by the Canoe Club, or off-street around Legacy tennis center).

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Meet at the waterfall where Wissahickon creek enters the Schuylkill River. A paved path leads past the historic railroad bridge, to a sweeping view up a steep staircase thru the treetops into Roxborough.

We’ll turn back down to the creek, and follow it along Lincoln Drive to nice grassy, shallow “beaches” where dogs might splash around & cool off. By all means, bring your water shoes if you think you might join in.

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We’ll head off the concrete and into soft, shaded forest trails with towering trees and funky rock formations. Last time we did this walk, a Pack Walker just stopped in the middle of a footbridge to exclaim, “Why this has got to be the prettiest place ever!”  

Our little lobe of the Wissahickon is THAT lovely!

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Rain or shine (it was kinda pouring when we took a lot of these images) — dress for lightly rugged trails, and don’t forget the bug spray. For more details, check out last month’s hike, or just hit play:

WHAT’S A PACK WALK? Walking together in a social group with other dogs and dog owners is a great way to get some exercise and socialization, but it’s also training and bonding too. Plus: Nature!

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