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Repairs to the Lock are complete and the Lock is operating.

Lock Opening
Third Sunday of each Month

weather permitting


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Sunday, July 17, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Canoe/Kayak Float

Canoe/Kayak Float

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030

Paddlers will meet in the boat launch parking lot at Lock 60 at 1:00 p.m. and will paddle 2.5 miles down the Schuylkill River, portage about 200 yards to the canal, and paddle up the canal to Lock 60. The paddle takes approximately 2 hours, depending on stops.  

Come and enjoy the afternoon free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted.

Children of all ages can join in with adult supervision. Life jackets are required.

To register or for more information and/or directions, please call (610) 917-8030.


Schuylkill Canal Assoc. Fundraiser & Doug’s Farewell Paddle

July 20 @ 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm | $25 - $45

This is not our ordinary Wednesday Paddle!! Come out and enjoy a unique evening with Take It Outdoors and the volunteers of the Schuylkill Canal Association. Many of us enjoy the unique paddling experience we find in Phoenixville /Mont Clare, PA. We are fortunate to have a unique & historic place to paddle with the canal and the only remaining lock on the Schuylkill River. What many of us don’t see is all the hard work done on a 100% volunteer basis. Lock 60 has an amazing crew of volunteers who selflessly donate their time, equipment and money keeping the canal functioning. It is because of the hard work and commitment of the SCA volunteers who spend thousands of dollars in man hours and equipment clearing trees out of the canal that we are able to navigate it’s waters…and recently two more trees have fallen across the canal.

In an effort to support their cause, and say thank you, we are going to have the 2nd annual fund raising paddle. All of the money collected will go directly to the Schuylkill Canal Association. Come out and paddle with some of the volunteers and show them our appreciation for all of their hard work!!

For more information contact Take It Outdoors Adventures


Sunday, August 21th

Crayfish Trap Workshop 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Canoe/Kayak Float 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, LTH Open 3:00-4:00 PM

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030

Crayfish Trap Workshop (fee): Ages: 8 and up with an adult. Participants will meet at Lock 60 in Mont Clare by 10:00 a.m. and meet at the Locktender’s House. SCA will provide materials and assistance to build a crayfish trap and review the pertinent PA Fish and Game Commission regulations. There is a $15 fee for materials for each trap and pre-registration is required.

Paddlers will meet in the boat launch parking lot at Lock 60 at 1:00 p.m. and will paddle 2.5 miles down the Schuylkill River, portage about 200 yards to the canal, and paddle up the canal to Lock 60. The paddle takes approximately 2 hours, depending on stops.  Life Jackets Required. Children welcome with adult supervision. Free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted.

To register or for more information and/or directions, please call (610) 917-8030.


Sunday, September 18th, 1 to 4 PM

Geology Walk

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030

Join SCA’s Dave Williams for a guided walk to geology along the Schuylkill River and ravines. Dave will point out faults, fossils, and more. Weather permitting, this is a moderately difficult 1.5 hour hike up the first ravine, up a steep hill, along the bluffs, then down a narrow trail, and back to Lock 60 along the Schuylkill River. Meet at Locktender’s House. Children 8 and up with adult supervision. Free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted.

To register or for more information and/or directions, please call (610) 917-8030.


Sunday, October 16th, 1:00 AM to 4 PM

Bark in the Park

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030

The SCA invites the community to its first annual dog event.  Bark in the Park is going to be an all-day event that will kick off at 1 PM with a Dog Walk. The Dog Walk will give participants a tour of Schuylkill Canal Park’s lovely trails and history. Following that, the fun will begin, with Free Demonstrations and Seminars, and of course the Dog Contests! Children welcome with adult supervision. Free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted.

To register or for more information and/or directions, please call (610) 917-8030.


Sunday, November 20th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open House

SCA Members and Volunteers Thanksgiving

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030

We welcome members and volunteers to a light buffet and presentation to review SCA’s past year accomplishments and discuss plans for 2016.

Ages: 10 and up with an adult, pre-registration required, meet at Locktender’s House.

Saturday, December 10th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Holiday Luminaria

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, 610-917-8030

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. And for the little ones, Santa Claus will be accepting visitors between 6:30pm & 7:30pm.
All are welcome. A donation of $1 or more will be gladly accepted. Ample 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.

For additional information, call (610) 917-0021 or visit www.schuylkillcanal.org.



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