Paddling Biking Schuylkill River Pedal and Paddle
Heading back to Pottstown

Group start at Riverfront Park in Pottstown.

Operating Hours/Cost
Pedal & Paddles take place monthly on Saturdays from May through September, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost is $40 per person.

We're sorry! All 2016 Pedal & Paddle dates are sold out!

If you wish to he added to a waiting list, please follow the link below to the registration page.

Register for a Pedal & Paddle here!

About the Pedal & Paddles: Most 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 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.

This year, we have two new options: A Lock 60 Pedal & Paddle that takes place at Schuylkill Canal Park, in Mont Clare, and a Water Quality Pedal & Paddle on Sept. 10.

2016 Pedal & Paddle Dates

  • Saturday, May 14 9am-2pm
  • Thursday, June 30, 3:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday, July 23, 9am-2pm
  • Saturday, August 13, 9am-2pm
  • Saturday, September 10, 9am-2-pm (This is a Water Quality P&P with no tour of Morlatton. See details below.)
  • Click here to register for the Pedal & Paddle at Lock 60 on Saturday, August 27 (We're sorry, this option has sold out!)

    About the Sept. 10 Water Quality Pedal & Paddle: Gus Meyer, District Manager for the Montgomery County Conservation District will join paddlers on the water and stop midway for macro invertebrate sampling and basic water quality sampling. He will also point out examples of environmental concerns along the way such as sedimentation, bank erosion, water flow observations depending on the water conditions. There will be no tour of Morlatton Village on this trip.

    Prefer to pay by check? Click here to download a mail-in registration form.Please note: If you choose to mail in registration, please call 484-945-0200 to make sure spaces are still available before sending in your check.

    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: 2016 Pedal & Paddle FAQs
    .pdf: 2016 Registration

    Regional Location

    Regional Map
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