The Schuylkill River Trail between Hamburg and Pottsville is partly completed. A 6 mile rural section between Hamburg and Auburn is open and runs along the side of Blue Mountain, above the Schuylkill River and a rail line. The Appalachian Trail, National Scenic Trail from Maine to Georgia, crosses the trail near Port Clinton. This is a very scenic section of the Schuylkill River Trail. It ends at an old railroad bridge which is currently closed off. Although plans call for eventually expanding the trail beyond that point, at the present time trail users must turn around at the bridge.
The community of Hamburg retains its Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and small town lifestyle. Trail users are encouraged to visit Hamburgâ€™s diners, hotels and shops. Hamburg, PA website