Vote for the Schuylkill River Trail in USA Today 10Best Contest

A panel of experts and USA TODAY 10Best editors selected the Schuylkill River Trail as a nominee for the 2021 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Riverwalk.

Schuylkill River Trail lovers can vote at The voting page can also be found through the Schuylkill River Trail website People can vote once a day until the contest ends Feb. 15 at noon. Winners will be announced the following week on Feb. 26.


“The Schuylkill River Trail is truly a regional and national treasure. The trail highlights the historic Schuylkill River, the spine of the National Heritage Area. This region is the birthplace of movements that shaped the nation including the American, Industrial and Environmental Revolutions,” said Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Executive Director Elaine Paul Schaefer.

More than 75 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail exist across five counties of historically rich Southeastern Pennsylvania. Trail users can enjoy both the trail and views of the river at several areas along the pathway, which will extend 120 miles when completed.

“People have been spending more time on the Schuylkill River Trail since the COVID-19 pandemic. The free community resource serves as a connector to the rural, urban and industrial landscapes of the area,” Schaefer said.

In 2015, the Schuylkill River Trail took first place as the Best Urban Trail in USA TODAY’S 10 Best Readers’ Choice Contest. The trail was recently selected as a top trail to visit in Pennsylvania on the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy blog. The trail is also a major spine trail in the Circuit Trails network, a developing regional network of trails in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. To learn more about the Schuylkill River Trail, visit


The mission of the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is to connect residents, visitors and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail. The trail is owned and managed by several partners. Schuylkill River Greenways manages and constructs the trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. Learn more at