Guided Hike + Labyrinth Making Workshop

Join us for a labyrinth-making workshop followed by a guided hike along the Boxers' Trail!


Thursday, July 25


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Mount Pleasant Mansion

3800 Mt Pleasant Drive
Philadelphia PA 19121

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy for a labyrinth-making workshop followed by a guided hike in East Fairmount Park on July 25 from 6:00-8:30 PM.

We’ll start out by working together to create an intricate but temporary labyrinth on the grass in front of the historic Mount Pleasant Mansion. Led by Athena Dugan, the Philadelphia representative of the International Labyrinth Society, this unique workshop will teach you the history and techniques of making a labyrinth.

Next, ecotherapist and Lenape language keeper, Krista Nelson, will lead us on a 1.5-mile hike along the Boxers’ Trail where we’ll focus on intentions set in the winter and spring. Those intentions are like seeds in our personal gardens of promise. Planted in the fertile soil of winter’s darkness, they withstood the cold and rooted deep. In the spring, they sprouted to face both the rain and the winds of change. Now is the time to let them shine in the summer light. We’ll stop by Randolf Creek where we can release into the water all that we no longer need. And with the setting sun, we’ll share a fun tribute to the five major nature elements.


  • The hike is roughly 1.5 miles in length on a combination of flat and hilly trails.
  • The program is appropriate for adults and families with children ages 14 and up. Minors must be registered and accompanied by an adult.
  • Please dress according to weather conditions and wear good hiking shoes (boots/sneakers).
  • Please bring your own water and snack (drinking water is not available in the park).
  • Unfortunately, there are no bathrooms available nearby so please plan accordingly.
  • We will mostly be walking on clear, woodchipped trails; however, we always recommend checking for ticks after spending time outside, especially in the warmer months.
  • Please bring sunscreen and bug spray.

There is plenty of free parking available in the park. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car!  If traveling by public transit, the nearest stop is at 33rd and Oxford – roughly 3/4 mile from the start. The nearest Indego stop is at the Kelly Drive Grandstand (1200 Kelly Drive).

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This event will take place in light rain. In the event of heavy rain or other severe conditions, the event will be canceled or rescheduled and attendees will be notified and eligible for a full refund.