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The Schuylkill River Greenways map is divided by Trailheads, Trail Towns and Places to Visit.
Port Clinton is a small town with a big story. The town of 300 sits in the gap where the Schuylkill River cuts through the in the Appalachian Mountains, and was a transportation hub throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The Schuylkill River, Schuylkill Navigation System, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Reading Railroad all intersected in Port Clinton, making it one of the most important points of commerce for decades. The town served as a major coal-loading depot for the Schuylkill Navigation System and, beginning in 1888, it formed the head of the canal. Today, this small community lies along the Appalachian Trail and is frequented by hikers.