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Hike @ Militia Hill/Fort Washington State Park
August 1, 2019 –
If the meadow we hike through is in bloom, it’ll help us enjoy the Green Ribbon Trail. Also, some pretty Wissahickon Creek views.
DIRECTIONS: From the blue route, 476, take exit 20 (Plymouth Road), stay to the left up to Plymouth Road & turn right. Turn left at the light (short distance) for Butler Pike. In a short distance (before the curve), turn right on Militia Hill Road (stay straight!). Go about 2 miles to the dead end at Stenton Avenue (traffic light) & turn left. In about 100 yds, turn right on Militia Hill Road (traffic light). Stay on this for over a mile (you’ll cross Joshua Road) to the entrance on the right (there’s a Militia Hill Picnic Area sign but it’s small so slow down. There’s also a Fort Washington Park sign to the left of the entrance but it faces the road so it’s harder to see. Follow the road as it curves to the right and turn right into parking lot. (There’s a bird- viewing stand opposite parking entrance).
Leader: Marilyn Furfari, cell: 610-945-5228