With the 128-mile Schuylkill River as its spine, our Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is alive with a remarkable diversity of historic, recreational and cultural attractions. Visitors can shadow the birth of our nation from the fabled landmarks of Philadelphia to the huts and hollows of Valley Forge. Upstream you'll find a wealth of historic places, quaint river towns, parks and access to the river and trails. Learn more about us.

Visit our Schuylkill River Trail Website to explore the region by trail!

*We apologize but the trail website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to resolve those issues and expect to have the site back online next week.


There's always something new to discover. Let the river - and this website - be your guide.

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Borrow a Free Bike!

Logo for Bike SchuylkillBike Pottstown and Bike Schuylkill are free bike share programs in Pottstown, Phoenixville and Hamburg. Learn more at bikeschuylkill.org.

MCCC and SRHA Partner to Build Academic and Heritage Center

Learn about about our partnership with Montgomery County Community College and the proposed Schuylkill River Academic and Heritage Center.

The Circuit

Visit the official website of Greater Philadelphia's Regional Trail Network.

Schuylkill Action Network (SAN)

logo for Schuylkill Action NetworkSAN focuses on protecting Schuylkill River waters.
Visit SAN's Website

Schuylkillriver.org Honored

Top National Heritage WebsitesSchuylkillriver.org has been named a top national heritage website! Check it out.


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Memberships start as low as $25 a year. Click here to join, donate or learn about membership levels and opportunities.

New Executive Director Announced

Silas Chamberlin has been selected as the new Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director to replace Kurt Zwikl, who will retire in June. Learn more

Sly Fox Brewery to Release SRT Ale

A portion of the proceeds from the beer will benefit the Schuylkill River Heritage Area for the Schuylkill River Trail. Find out how you can participate in its Earth Day release! Learn more.

First Annual Dinner

Read about our colonial dinner in the 1762 White Horse Inn Learn more.

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Receive newsletters, event invites and periodic emails about our projects and programs. Sign up here.

2015 Restoration Fund Grant Round Open

Click here for Schuylkill River Restoration Fund information and grant applications.

Schuylkill Highlands CLI Grants

Click here to learn about or apply for a mini-grant for nature based tourism and conservation projects.

Save the Date! Schuylkill River Sojourn

The 17th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is planned for June 6-12, 2015. Learn more.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Blog

Find out what's happening in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Read the blog.

FREE 2014 River of the Year Posters

The Schuylkill River was PA's 2014 River of the Year! While this honor is now over, we still have free River of the Year posters. Learn More

Traveling Quilt Exhibit Coming in 2016

We are proud to be participating as a host of this amazing exhibit which will travel around the country until Jan. 2017, coming to Pottstown in Oct. '16. Learn more

FLOW: Now out in Paperback

Acclaimed author Beth Kephart told us why she loves the Schuylkill at two special River of the Year talks in October. If you missed her, you can still order her book FLOW, now out in paperback. Learn more

Check Out our 2013 Annual Report

Take a moment to review our 2013 Annual Report for an overview of our projects and funding. View report here.

Revolutionary War Illustration Exhibit

Check back in the spring for future plans for our unique, traveling exhibit, Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution. Learn more

Schuylkill River Trail News

Free Maps! Find out where you can get a free Schuylkill River Trail map.

Trail volunteers needed! We rely on volunteers to maintain the trail in Berks & Schuylkill Counties. Find out how you can help.

Visit the River of Revolutions Interpretive Center

Learn about the role the Schuylkill River played through history. Learn more.

Find Unique Gifts

Check out our online River Store for books, artwork, mugs & more. Click here.

Pedal and Paddle

Our Pedal and Paddle events are held monthly from May through September. Learn more.

National Park Passport Stamps Available from Schuylkill River Heritage Area offices

Visiting Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area? Document your visit with a National Park Service Passport cancellation stamp, available at our Pottstown headquarters.