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The Schuylkill River Greenways map is divided by Trailheads, Trail Towns and Places to Visit.
The Heritage Center is located along the Tulpehocken Creek west of Reading and is home to the Gruber Wagon Works, a National Historic Landmark, the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, Wertz’s Covered Bridge, Melcher’s Grist Mill, Deppen Cemetery, Bicentennial Eagle Memorial, Police and Veteran’s Memorial, Doctor’s Grove, and the Distlefink. The Union Canal Towpath, a National Recreation Trail follows the remnants of one of Pennsylvania’s earliest canals through the Heritage Center.
The Heritage Center hosts the annual Heritage Festival in October and several other annual events, along with a seasonal Interpretive Program series featuring workshops and programs for all ages.