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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Become a Member

Your membership supports the river, the Schuylkill River Trail and Schuylkill River Heritage Area projects and programs that benefit the entire region. Donate or learn more

Kayak Winner Announced

Congratulations to Michael Font! His name was drawn from all 2016 new and renewing members as the winner of a beautiful new kayak!

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Position Available

We are pleased to announce a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) position open for 2016 to 2017. Click here for details

An Evening for the Schuylkill River

Join us on March 12 for a benefit dinner and awards ceremony with live music, basket raffles and more at Sunnybrook Ballroom. Learn more

Scenes of the Schuylkill

A selection of artwork from the 12th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show is on display at Valley Forge National Park through February 26. Learn more.

Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

The 2016 Grant Round is now open for projects that improve water quality in the watershed. Learn more

An Ale for the Trail!

Sly Fox Brewery's SRT Ale will be re-introduced on Earth Day 2016, during the 2nd Annual SRT Spree! Learn more.

18th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn

The 18th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn will be held from June 4-10, 2016 Learn more.

Ride for the River: Save the Date!

Take a 40-mile ride on the Schuylkill River Trail on Sept. 24, 2016. The ride will begin and end at the Sly Fox Can Jam music festival in Pottstown. Learn More

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Blog

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

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.

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.

2016 Pedal and Paddles

Pedal & Paddles are held monthly from May to September. Check back in the spring for 2016 dates. Learn more.

River of Revolutions Interpretive Center

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