September 7th- Union Meadows to Ganshahawny Pedal and Paddle


Explore the Hidden River


100 Campbell Ford Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518

Date & Time

Saturday, September 7th, 10am

Union Meadows to Ganshahawny Park 

Event Location: This Pedal & Paddle event will begin at Union Meadows Trailhead. The address is 100 Campbell Ford Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518. Please follow the SRT down to the water access.

Event Description: 4 PM – The Pedal & Paddle program is a round-trip adventure, beginning and ending from the same location along the Schuylkill River/Trail. The excursion includes a group paddle on Schuylkill River for about 4 miles. Then we’ll take a 5.5-mile a bike ride along the trail using cruisers from the free Pottstown-based bike share program. Boxed lunch will be provided.  Must be 16 or older to participate. Event is limited to 15 participants.

What to Bring: All equipment, including bikes, kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are provided, and food will be served at Fork & Ale in Douglasville. 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 kayak safety briefing

10:15 – Begin guided kayak tour on the Schuylkill River

11:45 – Arrive at Ganshahawny Park in Douglassville for water break and bike safety briefing.

12:00 – Bike up the SRT towards Union Meadows Trailhead.

1:00 – Arrive back at Union Meadows.

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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