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NOTICE: October 21 to 30  – Tow Path Road (road to Lock 60) is being repaved.

The road milling will take place between Oct 21 and 22. 

On Oct 23, base and leveling to change pitch of road will take place and final paving on Oct 30.

There will be times during paving of Tow Path Road that it will be critical to stay off Tow Path Road and the road to Lock 60 will be closed at times.  

Thank you for your cooperation.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has dramatically increased public use as one of the few opportunities for people to enjoy time outside their home. As you’ve no doubt noticed in your visits to the park, heavy storms have dropped trees, causing damage to the canal water trail and other land trails. It has also prevented us from having our major fundraiser, Canal Day. To raise money for our educational programs and the maintenance of the park, canal, lock, and trails in partnership with Montgomery County please consider donating--


and purchasing our "Every Day is Canal Day t shirt with one of your wonderful designs when announced.

2020 Every Day is Canal Day

We regret to inform you that we will not be hosting our traditional Canal Day event on the last Sunday in June 2020.  We all know the reason why.  

Canal Day is our biggest annual fundraiser and the proceeds usually enable us to maintain the area, keep the land and water trails open, host our other events, and partner with other great organizations.  We are starting to plan a smaller event for late summer or early fall and we will keep you updated. 

Now that you know that we are canceling our annual event this year, we’ll let you in on a little secret.  Canal Day is every day!   Lock 60, the towpath, and land and water trails are more popular than ever and we need to remind everyone that it is a shared space that a variety of people use for a variety of reasons.  We ask that you respect trail closures, area property owners, and others when visiting our great area. 

We know it is not the best time to fundraiser but we have to do it if we want to stick around.  We hope to come up with a few creative ways to encourage you to support us in 2020.  Which is a better t-shirt? No Canal Day 2020 or 2020 Every Day is Canal Day?

See you soon,


This Event has been Rescheduled
Due Recent Events

Lock Opening the third Sunday of Every Month at 3:00
Weather Permitting



NEW DATE  Saturday, October 31


Lock 60 and Schuylkill Canal Park, 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for our spring clean-up at Lock 60 and the Schuylkill Spree celebrating the Schuylkill River Trail. The Schuylkill Spree Weekend includes kayaking, cycling, running or hiking along the trail, volunteering at various points along the River for spring clean-ups, and a party at St. Michael's Park in Mont Clare with Live music. The spree is sponsored by the Sly Fox Brewing Company and more information can be found at: http://slyfoxbeer.com/srt-spree

NEW DATE  Saturday, October 31

Rise and Fall of the Schuylkill Navigation System

Discussion on the Rise and Fall of the Schuylkill Navigation System

Saturday, October 31, 1:00-3:00

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for a “Discussion on the Rise and Fall of the Schuylkill Navigation System”, from its birth to present day.  

This is an outdoor event with limited space due to current restrictions; please email info@Schuylkillcanal.com to reserve a spot. The discussion will take place outside on the side lawn of the Locktenders House from 1:00 to 3:00.

Please observe social distancing guidelines.

Where is the Schuylkill Canal?


Spotted Lanternfly

Control Activities:

Lock 60 has been selected for Spotted Lanternfly control activities in partnership with the Montgomery County Conservation District, in an effort to combat this destructive invasive pest. Ailanthus altissima, invasive "Tree-of-Heaven," is the preferred host of the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). A qualified licensed contractor will be killing the invasive Tree-of-Heaven throughout the selected parks and treating select trees with systemic insecticide, through establishment of "trap trees," to kill the Spotted Lanternfly which feed on these trees. This work presents no harm to humans, animals or the environment and work is being carried out in accordance with PA state protocols and standards.

For general information about the Spotted Lanternfly, visit Penn State Extension's website: 


2019 SCA Newsletter

Article - The Building of the Schuylkill Navigation System, 1815-1828 

by Edward J. Gibbons, Siena College 

Message Regarding 2017 Water Lettuce Clean Up

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