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2023 Events

St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt

Sunday, March 19 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Join the SCA for St. Patrick’s Day fun at the Locktender’s House! There will be games, entertainment, and light refreshments. 

Children of all ages can join in with adult supervision; free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted; meet at Locktender’s House.


Saturday, April 22 8:00 am- 4pm

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association at Lock 60 in hosting the Schuylkill Spree celebrating the Schuylkill River Trail. The Schuylkill Spree Weekend includes kayaking, cycling, running and/or hiking along the trail. The Spree is sponsored by the Sly Fox Brewing Company and more information can be found on the Sly Fox websiteSchuylkill Spree requires registration and payment.

Earth Day Clean Up
April 22nd, 10 AM to 12 PM

Join SCA and the SRHA for the Spreekend Earth Day Clean Up. Meet at the Longford Road Trailhead parking lot (at the canal terminus) in Port Providence. This event is free of charge - tools and trash bags will be supplied. Bring your own work gloves or use the ones available. Volunteers of all ages are welcome including children with adult supervision; please dress appropriately. Registration is requested, 
visit the Schuylkill River Greenway 
website to register.

May Open House: INLAND Author Event with Sandy Sorlien

Sunday, May 21 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Please join the Schuylkill Canal Association in hosting celebrated photographer and author Sandy Sorlien, who has published the first book of contemporary photographs from her comprehensive survey of the Schuylkill Canal from Philadelphia to Schuylkill County. For her SCA Open House presentation, Sandy will focus on the Oakes Reach of the Canal and Montgomery County.

From Inland’s description: “The Schuylkill River flows more than 130 miles from the mountains of the Pennsylvania Coal Region to its confluence with the Delaware River. It passes through five counties—Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia—and its valley is home to more than three million people. Yet few are aware of the hidden ruins and traces left by a pioneering 200-year-old inland waterway that opened in 1825: the Schuylkill Navigation. Some of it is literally buried in their own backyards.” 

Children of all ages can join in with adult supervision; free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted. 

The 25th Annual
Schuylkill River Sojourn—
Dinner and Program

Wednesday June 21 5pm

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is a 7-day paddle June 17th-23rd of the Schuylkill River starting at Schuylkill Haven Island Park and ending at Lloyd Hall, Boat House Row, Philadelphia. As the paddlers come to Lock 60, we invite the community to welcome and join them at St. Michael’s Park for a delicious dinner. A program, related to this year's theme, "25 Years of Connections", will be presented shortly after dinner is served for everyone to enjoy. 

Cost: ages 12 and up, $18.00 per person, pre-registration should be completed by emailing info@schuylkillcanal.com with SRS Dinner in subject line. This is recommended to make sure there is enough for all to enjoy; the event takes place rain or shine. For more information about the sojourn visit the Schuylkill River Greenway website.

40th Annual Canal Day

Sunday, June 25th 11am – 5pm

The SCA invites the community to its 40th Annual Canal Day celebration at Lock 60 and St. Michael’s Park in Mont Clare, PA (right across the river from Phoenixville). This day full of fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park includes food, music, kids fishing derby, face painting, Sly Fox Can Jam, etc. Event parking is available at St. Mikes Park at the end of Jacobs Street in Mont Clare.  Parking donation of $5 requested. Please be advised, Towpath Road will be closed to vehicular traffic, starting at 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM.   

Children of all ages can join in with adult supervision; free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted; meet at Locktender’s House.

For questions about SCA events, please contact us via Facebook messenger, email at info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021


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