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Lock Opening
Third Sunday
of each Month at 3:00

weather permitting



Water Level Draw Down - Complete - The canal's water level is back to normal.

Construction of Bulkhead and Floating Dock at Portage on Schuylkill Canal

September 23 to October 14

The Schuylkill Canal Association has partnered with the Schuylkill River Highlands to secure a Schuylkill Highland Mini-Grant to construct a bulkhead and floating dock at the lower end canal portage. The grant is administered by Natural Lands Trust.

Please expect trail disruptions during this time; a trail bypass has been created to reroute the flow of bicyclist, pedestrian and boat traffic.  During construction, bicyclist will be asked to dismount when using the trail bypass.

There will be times when the canal water level will be drawn down to assist with the construction of the bulkhead. This project goal is to eliminate erosion of canal bank and allow safe and easy access to the canal for boaters.

Sunday, October 15th, 1:00 PM 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 19th, 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 9th, 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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