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The restored Lock 60 is the only operating canal structure on the former Navigation System.

Photo by Walt Hug

Operating Hours/Cost
weekdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

3rd Sunday of each month 1:00-4:00 p.m.

June 29, 2014
Canal Day
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Schuylkill Canal Lock 60 & St. Michael's Park. Come out to enjoy a day of family-oriented fun along the Schuylkill Canal. Lots of things to do: food, music, kids' games & crafts, competitive activities such as the Denny Porrini Memorial 5-Mile Trail Run, the 5-Mile Canoe/Kayak Race, and the Canal Joust. The Horseshoe Tournament will be back this year, including a doubles competition to add even more excitement!

August 27, 2014
Schuylkill Canal Fundraising Paddle
6:00 p.m. Support the Schuylkill Canal Association and have fun during this unique fundraising paddle. Participants will paddle a five-mile loop along the canal and Schuylkill River. $20 minimum donation if you own your own kayak; $40 minimum donation to rent a kayak.

Lock 60 of the Schuylkill Canal is one of only two sections of the Schuylkill Navigation System that are still watered, and the only operating lock remaining on the Schuylkill River. The Canal provides great canoe and kayaking opportunities, and you can learn about canal history by visiting the Locktender's House.

Multiple trail connections, including the Schuylkill River Trail, are accessible from the park. Paddling the five-mile loop water trail is supported by two sets of access points. A demonstration of the opening of the lock is held on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m.

Contact Information
400 Towpath Rd.
Mont Clare, PA 19453

phone: (610) 917-0021

website: Visit Official Web Site
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National Register of Historic Places
Schuylkill River Water Trail Landing

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Partner: Schuylkill Canal Association

Turn off the Rt. 29 Bridge onto Towpath Road, the one-lane road between the river and the canal. Follow to the end, just under a mile.


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