July 13th- Lock 60 Pedal and Paddle


Paddle historic Lock 60


Lock 60 400 Tow Path Rd, Mont Clare, PA 19453

Date & Time

Saturday, July 13th 10am

Paddle the Canal to Valley Forge Park 
Join us for the perfect combination of nature and history!

Event Location: This Pedal & Paddle event will begin from Lock 60, located at 400 Tow Path Rd., Mont Clare, PA 19453. There will be Schuylkill River Greenways and Take It Outdoors staff helping to direct you. Plan to arrive a few minutes early, to confirm all necessary waivers have been signed.

Event Description: The Pedal & Paddle program is a round-trip adventure, which begins and ends from the same location along the Schuylkill River/Trail. The excursion includes an 8-mile guided paddle along the Schuylkill River. It also includes a 6.5-mile bike tour using cruisers from the free Pottstown-based bike share program on the Schuylkill River Trail of the same length. All gear, certified guides and food are included. Must be 16 or older to participate. All events limited to 15 participants.

What to Bring: All equipment, including bikes, kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are provided, and a box dinner will be served. However, it is recommended that you bring the following items.

  • Prefilled water bottle/s with at least 32 ounces of water. For environmental and sanitary reasons, we prefer not to give out disposable water bottles.
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat
  • Water shoes or old sneakers (backless sandals and crocs aren’t recommended)
  • Bike helmet (we do have extras if you don’t have your own)

Any items, such as cellphones or keys that you do not wish to bring on the water with you can be left with staff prior to the start of the event.

Itinerary: Please note all times are approximate.

10:00 – Introduction and bike safety briefing

10:15 – Begin guided paddle down the Schuylkill River

1:15 – Arrive at Betzwood Park for Lunch.

2:00 – Bike safety instructions and leave Betzwood Park to return to Lock 60.

2:40 – Arrive back at Lock 60.

This event is made possible through support from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Resources and the generous donations of individual donors. Bike support and guides are provided by our partner outfitter Take It Outdoors Adventures.

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