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National Trails Day Hike with Get Out and Go Montco

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Trails Day with WVWA and Montgomery County Planning Commission at Crossways Preserve, WVWA's most ecologically diverse tract of preserved land. Crossways offers a mixture of extreme natural features and an array of habitats, from restored meadows of native grasses and wildflowers, to historic woodlands and early-successional habitat, frequented by gorgeous butterflies and singing birds. This easy 1.5 mile hike will celebrate how our trails help connect people to the most beloved landscapes in our region.

 

Get Out and Go Montco, a Montgomery County initiative, reminds everyone that the outdoors is the anytime-anywhere great place to find fun, fitness, health, and history.  County parks, trails, and historic sites are just some of the amazing array of outside locations available around the county for public use, enjoyment, and education.  Since 1993, Montgomery County has provided grant funding to municipalities and non-profit conservation organizations to preserve natural areas, create new parks, and connect people to the county’s most beloved landscapes.  The county is proud to have funded a variety of special places in Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s conservation focus area.

Montgomery County grant funding is helping Lower Gwynedd and Whitpain Townships create a multi-use trail between Montgomery County Community College in Whitpain and Penllyn Woods Park in Lower Gwynedd.  A major feature of this project will be a new trail bridge across the Wissahickon Creek.  WVWA has been a generous partner in accommodating the trail through Crossways Preserve, which will provide a striking scenic and natural context for trail users of all ages.