SRG invites community to view Sojourn from town bridges
Follow the Sojourn from Land!
More than 245 people will embark on an unforgettable water adventure during the 2022 Schuylkill River Sojourn. The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area invites the public to town bridges to view 100 colorful kayaks and canoes paddle the Sojourn.
The 24th Annual Sojourn is a 7-day guided downriver paddling trip beginning in Schuylkill Haven on Saturday June 18th and ending 112 miles later at the iconic Boathouse Row in Philadelphia on Friday June 24th.
The highlight of the nationally-award winning water excursion is the journey down the scenic river. The community is invited to witness a fleet of boats paddle through river towns as part of the Sojourn. Details on how people can view boats paddling on the Sojourn each day are listed below and online at schuylkillriver.org/sojourn.Download PDF Document
River conditions are unpredictable, and the estimated timing below is likely to change.
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When: Saturday – June 18, 2022. Spectators have two opportunities to view the paddlers in Schuylkill Haven: Viewers can send off the Paddlers at Schuylkill Haven Island Park from the Broadway Street Bridge at 9 AM, or they can view the paddlers from the Columbia Street (Rt. 443) Bridge as they start their journey between 9:15 and 10 AM.
Where: Broadway Street Bridge, right next to Island Park, or Columbia Street (Rt. 433) Bridge near the Turkey Hill.
Parking: For the Broadway Street Bridge, viewers can park at Island Park. Use “Island Park Complex, Broadway St., Schuylkill Haven 17972” for GPS. For the Columbia Street Bridge, viewers can park at the Turkey Hill (336 W. Columbia St., Schuylkill Haven 17972) or nearby Bubeck Park (Washington St., Schuylkill Haven 17972).
When: Sunday – June 19, 2022. Paddlers are expected to pass underneath the West Wall Street bridge between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Where: West Wall Street Bridge in Leesport.
Parking: Parking available at the US Post Office located at 4 West Wall Street, Leesport 19533.
When: Monday – June 20, 2022. Paddlers are expected to pass underneath the Buttonwood Bridge between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Where: Buttonwood Bridge in Reading, the bridge connecting West Reading and Reading on Buttonwood Street. Use “400 West Buttonwood St, Reading, PA 19601” for GPS then continue west until the bridge.
Parking: Nearby side-street parking available.
When: Tuesday – June 21, 2022. Paddlers are expected to arrive between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Where: Hanover Street Bridge, the bridge entering Pottstown from the 422 Exit on Hanover Street. Use “196 South Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464” for GPS.
Parking: Parking available at Pottstown Riverfront Park located at 140 College Drive.
When: Wednesday – June 22, 2021. Paddlers are expected to pass underneath the bridge between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Where: Bridge Street Bridge, the bridge connecting Spring City and Royersford. Use Spring City River Park “90 E. Bridge St., Spring City, PA 19475” for GPS.
Parking: Parking available on 1st Avenue.
When: Thursday – June 23, 2022. Paddlers expected to pass underneath Sullivan’s Bridge between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Where: Sullivan’s Bridge, the bridge connecting Valley Forge and the Betzwood Park. Use “Sullivan’s Bridge, Norristown, PA 19403” for GPS.
Parking: Parking available at Betzwood Park or the Valley Forge Visitors Center.
When: Thursday – June 24, 2021. Paddlers expected to pass underneath the bridge between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Where: Manayunk Bridge Trail, the bridge connecting the Cynwyd Heritage Trail and the Schuylkill River Trail in Manayunk. Use “Manayunk Bridge Trail, Pennsylvania” for GPS.
Parking: Parking available at the Manayunk Bridge Trailhead located at the intersection of High and Dupont Streets.
Follow the Sojourn on Social Media!
If you’re not able to view the sojourn in-person, you can still follow the event through SRG social media accounts. Follow the hashtag #SchuylkillSojourn from June 17th to June 24th for photos, videos, updates and more about the 2022 Sojourn. Click the links below to like/follow SRG social media pages so you don’t miss any of the action.