Paddling Biking Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddle
Kayak guide Doug Chapman gives a short paddling lesson to Pedal and Paddle participants

Group start at Riverfront Park in Pottstown.

Operating Hours/Cost
Pedal & Paddles take place on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 16, July 25, August 29 & Sept. 12; & on Thurs.June 25 from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

Hike & Paddle is on Sat. Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost is $35 per person.

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 from May to September.

New this year:
  • This year we have added a Thursday evening Pedal and Paddle in June in order to meet the high demand for these events.
  • We have added a Birding Hike and Paddle this year on Saturday, August 8 at Schuylkill Canal Park, Lock 60, in Mont Clare.
  • Scroll down to learn more.

    Click Here to Register for one of these 2015 Dates:

  • Saturday, May 16 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Thursday, June 25 (3:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, July 25 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Saturday, August 29 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Saturday September 12 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Lock 60 Hike & Paddle: Saturday, August 8 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)


  • About the Pedal & Paddles: All Pottstown Pedal and Paddles begin 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 are given a guided tour of Morlatton Village, which includes four 18th century buildings, one of which is the oldest home in Berks County. From there, they take a short bike ride to Douglassville’s Ganshahawny Park where they eat a picnic meal(provided) and receive a brief introduction to kayaking from outfitter Doug Chapman of Take it Outdoors Adventure Group. Then, they paddle back to Pottstown in kayaks along the Schuylkill River.

    About the August 8 Hike & Paddle: This will consist of a kayaking loop that begins on the river at Schuylkill Canal Park and returns via the canal. It will include a guided tour of the canal and Lock Tenders House and a birding hike along the trail. All other details will be provided as we get closer to the event.

    Food, bikes, kayaks and all kayaking gear are provided. Must be 16 or older to participate in Pedal & Paddles; 12 or older for Hike & Paddle.

    Click Here for Pedal and Paddle FAQs.

    Read "Pedal Paddle offers taste of outdoor activities"(The Mercury)

    Contact Information
    140 College Drive
    Pottstown, PA 19465

    phone: 484-945-0200


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    Features
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    Program Fee

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    Related information
    .pdf: Mail-in Registration Form
    .pdf: Pedal & Paddle FAQs

    Regional Location

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