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Schuylkill River Heritage Area Pedal & Paddles--2017

Schuylkill River Greenways NHA

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Pedal & Paddles--2017
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Pedal & Paddle Registrations
Please select date from the above drop-down menu. Aug. 26 Pedal & Paddle at Lock 60 has separate registration. Details below.
1 day before event starts $40.00 $3.04

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Our Pedal and Paddle events are back for 2017! And this year, we have more options than ever before, with two events focused on water quality monitoring, three that feature tours of historic Morlatton Village and one that takes place at Lock 60 of the Schuylkill Canal. All Pedal & Paddles take place from 9am-2pm on Saturdays, except the June 29 date, which is scheduled for late afternoon and evening.

Take a round trip adventure from Pottstown to Douglassville by participating in one of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area's popular Pedal & Paddle events, held monthly on Saturdays from May to September.

Pottstown Dates: See details below

  • Saturday, May 20 9am-2pm    (Morlatton Tour)                            
  • Thursday, June 29  3:30-8:30 p.m.  (Canceled!)
  • Saturday, July 22 9am-2pm (Water quality paddle)
  • Saturday, August 12 9am-2pm (Morlatton Tour)
  • Saturday September 9 9am-2pm (Water quality paddle)

You can also register for a Pedal & Paddle at Schuylkill Canal Park. Click link below for that registration:

About the Pottstown Pedal & Paddles with Morlatton Tour: Each Pottstown Pedal & Paddle begins with a 4.5 mile bike ride from Pottstown’s Riverfront Park to Historic Morlatton Village in Douglassville, using yellow cruisers from the Bike Pottstown bike share program. Participants take a guided tour of Morlatton Village's four 18th century buildings, including  the oldest home in Berks County. From there, they take a short bike ride to Douglassville’s Ganshahawny Park where they eat a boxed lunch or dinner (provided) and receive a brief introduction to kayaking from outfitter Take it Outdoors Adventure Group. Then, they paddle back to Pottstown in kayaks along the Schuylkill River.

About the Pottstown Water Quality Pedal & Paddles: A Montgomery County Conservation District representative will join paddlers on the water and stop midway for macro invertebrate sampling and basic water quality sampling. Participants will learn about areas of environmental concerns along the way such as sedimentation, bank erosion, water flow observations depending on the water conditions. There will be no tour of Morlatton Village on this trip.

About the August 26 Lock 60 Pedal & Paddle at Schuylkill Canal Park: This will consist of a bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail and a kayaking loop that begins on the river and returns via the canal. It will include a guided tour of the canal and Lock Tenders House.  Click here to register for the Lock 60 Pedal & Paddle
Lunch, bikes, kayaks and all kayaking gear are provided. Must be 16 or older to participate. All events limited to 15 participants.

See our website for more details.


Contact us at 484-945-0200.

Have questions about Schuylkill River Heritage Area Pedal & Paddles--2017? Contact Schuylkill River Greenways NHA

When & Where

Schuylkill River Heritage Area
140 College Dr
Pottstown, PA 19464


Schuylkill River Greenways NHA

The Schuylkill River Greenways NHA is a National Heritage Area dedicated to protecting the river and committed to connecting people and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail.

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