Schuylkill River Heritage Center at Phoenixville Connect the Circuit
The Schuylkill River Heritage Center is a historic gateway to Chester County, providing information about places of interest and highlighting the Schuylkill River’s resources from Philadelphia to Phoenixville. Historic artifacts and interpretation showcase the industrial legacy of the area in this restored Iron and Steel Foundry.
Destination Schuylkill River
The Circuit is 250+ miles of walking and biking trail in the Greater Philadelphia Region. When complete, The Circuit will be 750 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting the region to communities, jobs, and parks.
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Destination Schuylkill River celebrates life along the River and seeks to connect the communities of East Falls, Lower Merion and Manayunk to the river through planning, programming and projects.
Blue Marsh Lake Trails
DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation establishes community partnerships to advance a green Pennsylvania, protect the Commonwealthâ€™s natural and heritage resources, and provide recreational opportunities for Pennsylvanians and visitors.
Union Canal Bike Hike Trail
Multi-Use Trails are open all year for non-motorized recreational activities. Especially popular uses include hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. No camping or open fires are permitted.
Cross County Trail
This 4-1/2 mile trail was built on the former Union Canal towpath. A newer section has been completed between Reber’s Bridge Road to the Blue Marsh Lake trail system.
Wissahickon Valley Park
From its junction with the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken, the Cross County Trail heads north through a mix of urban and suburban areas.
Wissahickon Valley Park features more than 50 miles of often rugged trails that challenge hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, while the wide, flat Forbidden Drive is a favorite of joggers and runners.
The 20-mile Perkiomen Trail follows the route of the Perkiomen Creek from Oaks to Green Lane Borough. It connects to the Schuylkill River Trail and the Audubon Loop. For most of its length, the “Perky,” as it is known by many, uses the former rail bed of the Perkiomen Line of the Reading Railroad.
Leave No Trace
The Horse-Shoe Trail is a 140-mile hiking and equestrian trail that runs from Valley Forge NHP to the Appalachian Trail in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
An educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors.
Rails to Trail Conservancy
Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preserving and managing the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is an active advocacy group that promotes bicycling as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation.
Berks County Bicycle Club
Bike Pottstown is a free bike-share program that provides bicycles free of charge for the adults aged 16 and up to use on the trail or around town. Bikes can be picked up at Tri-County Bicycles, 256 E. High Street in Pottstown. Monday to Friday, bikes can now be picked up at SRHA office at 140 College Drive, Pottstown between 8.30am and 4.00pm. A similar program known as Bike Schuylkill is available in Phoenixville and Hamburg
East Coast Greenway
Club schedules rides and events in the Greater Reading Area, including the Shoo-Fly Classic Bike Ride.
Hamburg – Our Town Foundation
The East Coast Greenway is a developing 3,000 mile trail system that will link all the major cities of the eastern seaboard.
Berks County Conservancy
The Our Town Foundation is the force behind the Hamburg Main Street Revitalization Program.
Reading Visitors Center
Berks County Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of open space in Berks County. They have a page on the trails in the Greater Reading area.
Visitor information for the Greater Reading Area.
Valley Forge Visitor Bureau
Chester County’s website with information about the planned construction of the Schuylkill River and other trails between Phoenixville and Pottstown.
Schuylkill Canal Association
Visitor information for the Valley Forge area.
The Schuylkill Canal Association manages Mont Clare’s restored Lock 60 and a visitor center in the early 19th Century Locktender’s House.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Montgomery County owns and manages the SRT from the Philadelphia City Line to Phoenixville and a section at Pottstown.
Manayunk Development Corporation
Valley Forge National Historic Park interprets the 1777-78 encampment of General Washingtonâ€™s army. On the east side of the Schuylkill River is the Schuylkill River trails. On the west side is the Welcome Center, historic sites and an extensive trail system.
Schuylkill River Development Corporation
A non-profit community-based organization dedicated to the continued development and improvement of Manayunk.
East Falls Development Corporation
Schuylkill River Development Corporation manages and develops the Schuylkill Banks between the Art Museum and Market Street. There are many activities and events scheduled on the Banks.
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
A non-profit community-based organization dedicated to revitalizing the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Schuylkill River Heritage Area
Fairmount Park owns and manages the trail in the City of Philadelphia. Their website contains a wealth of information about this 9,000+ acre park.
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area operates and maintains 28 miles of the trail in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. It is always working to expand and improve and promote the entire trail, through a unified sign system and better trail heads. The organization also maintains the Schuylkill River Trail website and produces and distributes full-color, accordion-style maps that delineate the entire 130-mile trail including completed, planned and on-road sections.