Fairmount Park parking lot at 4900 Ridge Avenue
The lowest reach of the Wissahickon is lined with magic as it heads into the Schuylkill. This hike sews together geography, industrial history, mystic monks, Norman Rockwell, and a park that doesn't exist yet with the same thread. Total length is around 4.5 miles and 2.5 hours; there are some challenging hills, so wear sturdy shoes and come ready to hit the trail.
COST: Free for members of the Fairmount Park Conservancy $10 for non-members