Paddling Biking Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddles
Heading back to Pottstown

Group start at Riverfront Park in Pottstown.

Operating Hours/Cost
Cost is $40 per person. Food, bikes, kayaks and all kayaking gear are provided. Must be 16 or older to participate. All events limited to 15 participants.

Pedal and Paddles take place May through September. This year, we have eight dates scheduled in Pottstown & Phoenixville.

Click Here to Register for any of the Pottstown Pedal & Paddles listed below:

  • Saturday May 19, 9am-2pm (SOLD OUT!)
  • Thursday June 21, 5-9pm (First Day of Summer evening ride & moonlight paddle)
  • Saturday June 30, 9am-2pm (Water quality tour)
  • Saturday July 14, 9am-2pm (Morlatton Village Tour)
  • Saturday August 11, 9am-2pm (Water quality tour)
  • Saturday Sept. 8, 9am-2pm (Morlatton Village Tour)

  • Click Here to Register for a one of these Lock 60 Pedal & Paddles:

  • Thursday July 26, 4-8pm (Evening ride & moonlight paddle)
  • Saturday August 25, 9am-2pm

  • Prefer to pay by check? Click Here to download a registration form

    About the Pottstown Pedal & Paddles: Each Pottstown Pedal and Paddle begins with a 4.5 mile bike ride from Pottstown’s Riverfront Park to Douglassville, using yellow cruisers from the Bike Pottstown bike share program. Participants either take a guided tour of Morlatton Village's four 18th century buildings including the oldest home in Berks County or ride directly to Douglassville’s Ganshahawny Park for a lesson on water quality. Events with a water quality focus include more on-water time, with stops for water testing. All events include a picnic lunch(provided) and receive a brief introduction to kayaking from outfitter Doug Chapman of Take it Outdoors Adventures. 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.

    About the 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 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
    emailClick here to send an email

    Has a Registration Deadline
    Program Fee

    Restaurant & Lodging
    Valley Forge Visitors Bureau

    Related information
    .pdf: 2018_P&P_FAQs
    .pdf: 2018_registration

    Regional Location

    Regional Map
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