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!



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

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Schuylkill River Links:

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

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

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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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New Schuylkill River Water Trail Guides!

Released in December, this comprehensive, waterproof guide features pullout maps and detailed information on everything you need to know about paddling the Schuylkill. Learn more or purchase a copy

Executive Director Search

The search is underway for a new Schuylkill River Heritage Area executive director. Tim Fenchel is serving as Interim Executive Director while the board seeks a permanent replacement for Silas Chamberlin who stepped down in October. Learn more

An Evening for the Schuylkill River

Save the Date! Our 2nd Annual Evening for the Schuylkill River will take place on March 18 at the historic Abraham Lincoln Hotel. Learn more or reserve a seat

Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

The 2017 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund grant round is now open. Learn more

Our New Strategic Plan

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

On the Trail: Copies Available

Our former Exec. Dir. Silas Chamberlin recently returned to speak about his new book "On the Trail." We have a few signed copies for sale Learn more

Schuylkill River Sojourn!

The 19th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn will take place June 3-9, 2017. Learn more

Sly Fox Donates $4,700 from SRT Ale

Thank you Sly Fox and all who drank SRT Ale this summer! Sly Fox has generously donated over $4,700 from the proceeds of SRT Ale to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail Learn more.

Piecing Together a Changing Planet

We were sorry to say goodbye last month to this beautiful exhibit that has been traveling to National Parks and partner sites since 2014. Learn more

Ride for the River

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

2015 Annual Report

Check out our 2015 Annual Report now available online. Our new, updated format, gives you a quick overview of how we spent our time, money and resources in 2015. Read report

Schuylkill Explorers Program

Our new educational Student Explorers program introduces student, scouting and community groups to the river's history and environment. 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.

Pedal & Paddles

Our Pedal and Paddles are held monthly throughout the summer. Learn more

New Economic Impact Study

Check out the results of a new 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.

Become a Trail Volunteer!

We rely on volunteers to help maintain the Schuylkill River Trail. Read about opportunities for group projects,trail sponsorhips, work day volunteers and Trail Ambassadors. Learn more

Free Trail Maps

Click here to find out where you can pick up an updated map of the Schuylkill River Trail.


River of Revolutions Interpretive Center

Visit our informative Interpretive Center to learn about the role the Schuylkill River played through history. Learn more.

Find Unique Gifts

Check out our online River Store for books, artwork, mugs & more. Click here.

National Park Passport Stamps Available from Schuylkill River Heritage Area offices

Visiting Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area? Document your visit with a National Park Service Passport cancellation stamp, available at our Pottstown headquarters.