Port Clinton is a small town with a big story. The town of 300 sits in the gap where the Schuylkill River cuts through the in the Appalachian Mountains, and was a transportation hub throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The Schuylkill River, Schuylkill Navigation System, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Reading Railroad all intersected in Port Clinton, making it one of the most important points of commerce for decades.
Access to the Appalachian Trail is located in the western end of the Borough along the railyards of the Blue Mountain, Reading, and Northern Railroad.
USE EXTREME CAUTION when entering and leaving the trail, as it is necessary to pass through an active railyard to gain access.