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.

We're sorry, all Pedal & Paddle dates are sold out! However, since we sometimes get cancellations we recommend that you sign up for the waiting list on your preferred date on the registration page, and you will be notified if an opening comes available.

We still have openings for our Saturday Aug. 8 Hike & Paddle at Lock 60 in Phoenixville. Click here to register for Hike & Paddle.

New this year:
  • June Pedal & Paddle is on a Thursday evening.
  • A Hike and Paddle has been added on Saturday, August 8 at Schuylkill Canal Park, Lock 60, in Mont Clare.
  • Scroll down to learn more.

    Click Here for Registration & Waiting List:

  • Saturday, May 16 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Thursday, June 25 (3:30-8:30 p.m.) SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday, July 25 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday, August 29 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) SOLD OUT!
  • Saturday September 12(9 a.m.-2 p.m.)SOLD OUT!
  • 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 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 picnic lunch(provided) and receive a brief introduction to kayaking from outfitter Doug Chapman of Take it Outdoors Adventure Group. Then, they paddle back to Pottstown via the Schuylkill River. 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.

    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.

    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


    website: Visit Official Web Site
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    Features
    Has a Registration Deadline
    Program Fee

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    Valley Forge Visitors Bureau

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

    Regional Location

    Regional Map
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