With the 128-mile Schuylkill River as its spine, our Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is alive with a remarkable diversity of historic, recreational and cultural attractions. Visitors can shadow the birth of our nation from the fabled landmarks of Philadelphia to the huts and hollows of Valley Forge. Upstream you'll find a wealth of historic places, quaint river towns, parks and access to the river and trails. Learn more about us.

Visit our Schuylkill River Trail Website to explore the region by trail!

Click here to find out where you can pick up one of our free trail maps.


There's always something new to discover. Let the river - and this website - be your guide.

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Borrow a Free Bike!

Logo for Bike SchuylkillBike Pottstown and Bike Schuylkill are free bike share programs in Pottstown, Phoenixville and Hamburg. Learn more at bikeschuylkill.org.

River of Revolutions Interpretive Center

Learn about the role the Schuylkill River played through history. Learn more

Become a Trail Volunteer

We rely on volunteers and trail ambassadors to maintain and provide information and assistance on the Schuylkill River Trail. Learn more

The Circuit

Visit the official website of Greater Philadelphia's Regional Trail Network.

Schuylkill Action Network (SAN)

logo for Schuylkill Action NetworkSAN focuses on protecting Schuylkill River waters.
Visit SAN's Website

National Park Passport Stamps Available in our Pottstown Offices

Visiting the Schuylkill River region? Document your visit with a National Park Service Passport cancellation stamp available at our Pottstown offices.

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Become a Member for 2017!

It's never too late to become a member! Membership dollars support the Schuylkill River, the Schuylkill River Trail, and all our projects and programs that benefit this region. Donate or learn more

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Sojourn Registration Now Open

The 19th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn will take place June 3-9, 2017. First week of registration is for full trip only. Partial trip registration opens April 7 Learn more

We're hiring a summer fellow!

We are seeking a full-time temporary Heritage Area Watershed Fellow to carry out river engagement projects in and around Pottstown.

SRT Ale Returns on Earth Day!

Join us on April 21 & 22 as we celebrate the return of the Ale for the Trail with three trail cleanups and a Sly Fox Beer Release Party Learn more.

Sign up for a trail cleanup

Sign up for a Pedal & Paddle

Registration is now open for our 2017 Pedal and Paddles, held monthly throughout the summer from May through September. Learn more

An Evening for the Schuylkill River

Our 2nd Annual Evening for the Schuylkill River on March 18 was a terrific success. We extend our thanks to everyone who contributed to this enjoyable event that benefits our projects and programs. Learn more

Ride for the River

Save the Date! Our 2nd Ride for the River will be held Sept. 30, with a ride on the Schuylkill River Trail to Sly Fox Can Jam Festival. Learn More

New Schuylkill River Water Trail Guides!

This new comprehensive, waterproof guide features pullout maps and everything you need to know about paddling the Schuylkill. Learn more or purchase a copy

Executive Director Search

The search is underway for a new Schuylkill River Heritage Area executive director. Tim Fenchel is serving as Interim Executive Director while the board seeks a permanent replacement for Silas Chamberlin who stepped down in October. Learn more

Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund provides grants for projects that improve water quality in the watershed. Learn more

Our New Strategic Plan

Our new Strategic Plan will guide us for the next 10 years, beginning in 2017. Learn more

On the Trail

Our former Exec. Dir. Silas Chamberlin book "On the Trail," tells the fascinating history of American hiking. Learn more

Schuylkill Explorers Program

Our Schuylkill Explorers program introduces student, scouting and community groups to the river's history and environment. Learn more

Visit the Pottstown RiverWalk

Take a one-mile walk along the river and through the woods, and visit interpretive stations to learn about the ecosystem of the region. Learn more.

Economic Impact Study

Check out the results of a 2016 Economic Impact Study that found the Schuylkill River Heritage Area generates $590 million in economic impact to the region. Read study

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Blog

Find out what's happening in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Read the blog.

We Have a Girl Scout Patch!

The patch encourages Girl Scouts of all ages to explore the region, learn about its history and protect the environment. Learn more.