Archaeology and the Cresheim Trail

Sat, Sep 28th 2019 at 9:30 AM EST · By Philadelphia Parks Alliance
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Sat, Sep 28th 2019 at 9:30 AM EST
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 at 12:30 PM EST
Allen Lane
Philadelphia PA, 19119
Event Details

When completed, the Cresheim Trail will extend from Valley Green, up the Cresheim Valley to Wyndmoor, and then along beautiful old railbeds to Fort Washington State Park. We’ll hike along several sections of the Trail in the Wissahickon, visiting and interpreting several of the sites of the many mills that once lined the creek. We’ll follow both modern maps showing the new sections of the Cresheim Trail, as well as Charles Ellet’s 1843 very detailed map Philadelphia which shows and names many of the mills that once lined most of the streams in the age of water power. We’ll conclude with an optional lunch at a local eatery.

Terrain and Difficulty: Walkways and park paths — rated moderate. Wear good walking shoes, dress comfortably, and bring snacks to eat along the way. Trip fee does not include the cost of the optional lunch. 

Rain Date is 9/29 from 9:00 to Noon

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