Celebrate Trails Day!
Trails Day is an annual spring celebration of America’s trails. The celebration encourages people all across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails and trail systems.- railstotrails.org
This year, Celebrate Trails Day (formerly Opening Day for Trails) falls on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The celebration was started by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2013. It’s never been more important to get outside and show your love for the Schuylkill River Trail and outdoor spaces.
Celebrate Opening Trails Day Weekend with a Schuylkill River Trail cleanup at Fork & Ale on April 24th from 2 to 4 p.m.. Fork & Ale is a Schuylkill River Trail adopt-a-trail member and the cleanup will be on this specific section of the trail in Union Township, Berks County.
After the cleanup, Fork & Ale will offer everyone a complementary beverage, or a can of beer (for age appropriate volunteers) from New Trail Brewery. There will also be brewery giveaways!
Schuylkill River Greenways, in partnership with Sly Fox Brewery, will celebrate Earth Day, Celebrate Trails Day and SRT Ale with trail cleanups along the Schuylkill River Trail on April 22, 23 and 24. Proceeds from SRT Ale support the Schuylkill River Greenways NHA to promote, improve and maintain the trail.
The Junior Ranger Program is part of the National Park Service that is meant to connect kids from anywhere within the US with nature. With this program, kids can complete a series of activities in order to earn the title as Junior Ranger.
Celebrate Trails Day is the perfect opportunity for children and families to explore the region, river, and trail. The NEW Schuylkill River Greenways Junior Ranger Program can be done anywhere within the heritage area (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Schuylkill Counties). This includes along the Schuylkill River Trail!
The Schuylkill River Trail (SRT), is a multi-use path that will extend 120 miles from Frackville in Schuylkill County, through Montgomery, Chester and Berks Counties to Philadelphia. The trail passes through rural, agricultural, suburban, urban, and industrial landscapes. Most of the trail is built over abandoned railroad lines.
Your membership donation supports the Schuylkill River Trail and the many other projects and programs that benefit the entire Schuylkill River region. Schuylkill River Greenways works with partners to improve trail access, create a uniform sign system, and improve trail amenities. The nonprofit operates and maintains more than 30 miles of the trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. Maintenance and upkeep along these sections of the trail are done by volunteers. Help us build and complete the Schuylkill River Trail.
The trail was a winner in the 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Contest for Best Riverwalk, and came in third place. The trail was also selected as a top trail to visit in Pennsylvania on the 2021 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy blog. In 2015, the trail took first place as the Best Urban Trail in USA TODAY’S 10 Best Readers’ Choice Contest.
Get Ready to Celebrate Trails Day 2022
Whether you plan to visit the trail solo, go for an adventure with friends or family, attend a Celebrate Trails Day event, or do something else, your participation will help demonstrate that people nationwide value trails and the moments spent in outdoor spaces. Let the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy know how you plan to celebrate for a chance to win prizes!
RSVP that you’ll be visiting the Schuylkill River Trail on Celebrate Trails Day! By doing so, you’ll help show that you value the trails in your community. RSVP NOW!