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.

Our Pedal & Paddle events are back for 2017! This year, we have more options than ever before, with six events scheduled from May through September. Those include 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.

Pottstown Dates:
  • Sat, May 20 9am-2pm (No spaces left)
  • Canceled! Thursday, June 29 3:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22 9am-2pm (Water quality paddle)
  • Saturday, August 12 9am-2pm (Morlatton Tour)
  • Saturday September 9 9am-2pm (Water quality paddle)
  • Click here to register for a Pottstown Pedal & Paddle

    Lock 60 date:
  • Saturday August 26, 9am-2pm
  • Click here to register for the Lock 60 Pedal & Paddle

    Prefer to pay by check? Download a mail-in registration form here (Please note: Dates fill up quickly. Before mailing check please call 484-945-0200 to check availability).

    About the Pedal & Paddles: Most Pedal and Paddles begin 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 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 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: 2017 P&P registration
    .pdf: 2017 Pedal & Paddle FAQs

    Regional Location

    Regional Map
    view all Schuykill River Heritage areas