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Lock Opening the third Sunday of every month at 3:00


CANAL WATER LEVEL TO BE LOWERED: Repair of a leak in the canal is scheduled for the week of 10/21.  The sluice gate that feeds the canal has been closed to allow the water level to be drawn down in time for the repair.  Expect the canal to be low in the upcoming weeks so the leak can be repaired. Once the repair has been completed, the canal will be returned to its normal level.

RIVER TRAIL NOTICE: Construction on improving the trail to provide better access to the wastewater pipeline has begun between Lock 60 and the Farm Park.

The trail along the river from Lock 60 and upriver to the Farm Park has been fenced off to prevent public access to the construction site. Work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

During this time, Lock 60 and Schuylkill Canal Park will remain open to the public and we recommend you try the Neal Thorpe Trail.

Saturday, December 14, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Holiday Luminaria

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

Step back in time to a Dickens’ holiday scene, as you enter the beautifully decorated Locktender’s house and sing along with the joyful music played by local musician(s). Partake in holiday treats and hot cider and join in with the Schuylkill Canal Association as we toast our friends with best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

All are welcome; a donation of $1 or more will be gladly accepted; parking is available at Lock 60.         NOTE: The event is cancelled only if there is a steady downpour of rain or snow. The magnificent light display is even more mystical if there is a slight drizzle, misty fog or a few inches of snow, truly creating a beautiful holiday scene.

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