Andorra Natural Area

Shawmont, Pennsylvania

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If you’re looking for a place in the city of Philadelphia where you can get away from it all, this hike just might be the place for you. This is an easy hike that takes you through a natural area, which once was a famous nursery, on a network of well-marked, color-coded trails. You’ll get a chance to see a fenced enclosure that shows what the area would look like without the wildlife munching on the understory. The trail then leads you to the ruins of Black Farm, which you can explore before you reach the giant magnolia tree that has fallen and is today called the Fallen Magnolia.
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by John L. and Debra Young (Falcon Guides)

If you’re looking for a place in the city of Philadelphia where you can get away from it all, this hike just might be the place for you. This is an easy hike that takes you through a natural area, which once was a famous nursery, on a network of well-marked, color-coded trails.

You’ll get a chance to see a fenced enclosure that shows what the area would look like without the wildlife munching on the understory. The trail then leads you to the ruins of Black Farm, which you can explore before you reach the giant magnolia tree that has fallen and is today called the Fallen Magnolia.

© 2016 John L. and Debra Young/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Shawmont
Distance: 1.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Wissahickon Environmental Center (also known as the Tree House Visitor Center), 300 W. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118; (215) 685-9285; www.fow.org/about-us/partners/wissahickon-environmental center. The Friends of the Wissahickon, 8708 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118; (215) 2470417; www.fow.org.
Local Maps: USGS Germantown; Andorra Natural Area Trail Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Andorra Natural Area

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