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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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.

MCCC and SRHA Partner to Build Academic and Heritage Center

Learn about about our partnership with Montgomery County Community College and the proposed Schuylkill River Academic and Heritage Center.

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

Schuylkillriver.org Honored

Top National Heritage WebsitesSchuylkillriver.org has been named a top national heritage website! Check it out.


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12th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Opens Nov. 9

The 12th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Art Show & Sale opens Nov. 9 with 92 original works that celebrate the region. Learn more.

Ride for the River: Save the Date!

We are hosting a ride on the Schuylkill River Trail on Sept. 24, 2016, in partnership with Sly Fox Brewery. The ride will begin and end at the Sly Fox Can Jam festival. Learn More

An Ale for the Trail!

Sly Fox Beer recently presented us with a $4,018 donation from the 2015 sales of SRT Ale, a seasonal beer brewed to celebrate and benefit the Schuylkill River Trail. It will be available again in April 2016. Learn more.

We Have a New 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.

Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

The 2015 Grant awards were announced on Sept. 17. Over $275,000 were distributed to nine projects that will improve river water quality. 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.

2014 Annual Report

Check out our 2014 Annual Report for on overview of our projects, programs, events and funding. See report here.

New Executive Director

Executive Director Silas Chamberlin joined the Schuylkill River Heritage Area in May. Learn more

Schuylkill River Sojourn

The 17th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn took 184 paddlers down the river from June 6-12 Learn more.

2015 Pedal and Paddles

Our 2015 Pedal & Paddle season is now over. Check back in the spring for 2016 dates. Learn more.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Blog

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

River of Revolutions Interpretive Center

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

FREE 2014 River of the Year Posters

The Schuylkill River was PA's 2014 River of the Year! While this honor is now over, we still have free River of the Year posters. Learn More

Traveling Quilt Exhibit Coming in 2016

We are proud to be participating as a host of this amazing exhibit which will travel around the country until Jan. 2017, coming to Pottstown in Oct. '16. 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.