With the 128-mile Schuylkill River as its spine, our Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is alive with a remarkable diversity of historic, recreational and cultural attractions. Visitors can shadow the birth of our nation from the fabled landmarks of Philadelphia to the huts and hollows of Valley Forge. Upstream you'll find a wealth of historic places, quaint river towns, parks and access to the river and trails. Learn more about us.

Visit our Schuylkill River Trail Website to explore the region by trail!

Click here to find out where you can pick up one of our free trail maps.


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There's always something new to discover. Let the river - and this website - be your guide.


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Borrow a Free Bike!

Logo for Bike SchuylkillBike Pottstown and Bike Schuylkill are free bike share programs in Pottstown, Phoenixville and Hamburg. Learn more at bikeschuylkill.org.

River of Revolutions Interpretive Center

Learn about the role the Schuylkill River played through history. Learn more

Become a Trail Volunteer

We rely on volunteers and trail ambassadors to maintain and provide information and assistance on the Schuylkill River Trail. Learn more

The Circuit

Visit the official website of Greater Philadelphia's Regional Trail Network.

Schuylkill Action Network (SAN)

logo for Schuylkill Action NetworkSAN focuses on protecting Schuylkill River waters.
Visit SAN's Website

National Park Passport Stamps Available in our Pottstown Offices

Visiting the Schuylkill River region? Document your visit with a National Park Service Passport cancellation stamp available at our Pottstown offices.

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Become a Member for 2017!

It's never too late to become a member! Membership dollars support the Schuylkill River, the Schuylkill River Trail, and all our projects and programs that benefit this region. Donate or learn more

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Welcome Elaine Paul Schaefer!

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Elaine Paul Schaefer as the organization's new executive director. Schaefer joined us on May 15. Learn more

Ride for the River: Registration is Open!

Save the Date! Our 2nd Ride for the River will be held Sept. 30, with a ride on the Schuylkill River Trail to Sly Fox Can Jam Festival. Learn More

Join the Schuylkill Climateers

Our Summer Fellow Samantha Walters has created the Schuylkill Climateers, a new group dedicated to spreading awareness and volunteering on and around the Schuylkill River. Learn more

SRT Ale Now Available!

Sly Fox Brewery's SRT Ale is back for the 2017 trail season! The "Ale for the Trail" benefits and celebrates the Schuylkill River Trail Learn more.

We now of SRT Ale T-shirts! Shirt is based on the popular SRT Ale can design. Learn more or buy a shirt

Sign up for a Pedal & Paddle

Registration is now open for our 2017 Pedal and Paddles, held monthly throughout the summer from May through September. Learn more

Another Amazing Schuylkill River Sojourn!

The 19th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn took 221 paddlers down the river from June 3-9. It was fantastic! Learn more

New Schuylkill River Water Trail Guides!

This new comprehensive, waterproof guide features pullout maps and everything you need to know about paddling the Schuylkill. Learn more or purchase a copy

Schuylkill Explorers Program

Our Schuylkill Explorers program introduces student, scouting and community groups to the river's history and environment. Learn more

Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund provides grants for projects that improve water quality in the watershed. Learn more

An Evening for the Schuylkill River

Our 2nd Annual Evening for the Schuylkill River on March 18 was a terrific success. We extend our thanks to everyone who contributed to this enjoyable event that benefits our projects and programs. Learn more

Our New Strategic Plan

Our new Strategic Plan will guide us for the next 10 years, beginning in 2017. Learn more

Visit the Pottstown RiverWalk

Take a one-mile walk along the river and through the woods, and visit interpretive stations to learn about the ecosystem of the region. Learn more.

Economic Impact Study

Check out the results of a 2016 Economic Impact Study that found the Schuylkill River Heritage Area generates $590 million in economic impact to the region. Read study

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Blog

Find out what's happening in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Read the blog.

We Have a Girl Scout Patch!

The patch encourages Girl Scouts of all ages to explore the region, learn about its history and protect the environment. Learn more.