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Lock Opening the third Sunday of Every Month at 3:00
Weather Permitting


RIVER TRAIL NOTICE: Construction on improving the trail to provide better access to the wastewater pipeline has begun between Lock 60 and the Farm Park.

The trail along the river from Lock 60 and upriver to the Farm Park has been fenced off to prevent public access to the construction site. Work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

During this time, Lock 60 and Schuylkill Canal Park will remain open to the public and we recommend you try the Neal Thorpe Trail.

EVENTS

Friday and Saturday, February 28th-29th, doors open at 6 pm,
shows at 7:30 to 11 pm

Banff Film Festival 

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for The Banff Mountain Film Festival and Schuylkill Canal Association Benefit to be held at Alumnae Hall, Immaculata University in Malvern, PA.

All ages; ticket prices to be announced. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance call the Philadelphia Rock Gym  877-822-7673.


Sunday, March 15th at 1:00 PM Hike, around 1:40PM Treasure Hunt

St. Patrick’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 610-917-0021

Hikers will meet in the parking lot behind the Pickering Creek Inn at 1:00 p.m. and will walk across the bridge, over the Schuylkill River, and down the towpath to Lock 60. Upon reaching the Lock 60 picnic grove, there will be a treasure hunt for children in the grove and Irish and folk Music at the Locktender’s house along with light refreshments.

Children under 10 with adult supervision; pre-registration requested; free but donations will gladly be accepted; weather permitting.


Saturday, April 18th, 8 AM – 12 PM

Spreekend

Lock 60 and Schuylkill Canal Park, 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for our spring clean-up at Lock 60 and the Schuylkill Spree celebrating the Schuylkill River Trail. The Schuylkill Spree Weekend includes kayaking, cycling, running or hiking along the trail, volunteering at various points along the River for spring clean-ups, and a party at St. Michael's Park in Mont Clare with Live music. The spree is sponsored by the Sly Fox Brewing Company and more information can be found at: http://slyfoxbeer.com/srt-spree


Sunday, May 17th from 1 to 3 pm

Rise and Fall of the Schuylkill Navigation System

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for a discussion on the history of the Schuylkill Canal from it birth to its present day.  The discussion will be followed by the opening of Lock 60 at 3:00. Ages 8 and up with an adult; pre-registration requested, meet at Locktender’s House.


Wednesday, June 10th from
6 pm to 8:30 pm

Schuylkill River Sojourn—Dinner and Program

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park and St. Michael’s Park, 610-917-0021

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is a week-long paddle of the Schuylkill River starting in Schuylkill Haven and ending in Philadelphia. As the paddlers come to Lock 60, we invite the community to welcome and join them at a hearty dinner with dessert and coffee provided by St. Michael of the Archangel Catholic Church and served by Otterbein United Methodist Church. The dinner will feature a program for everyone to enjoy.

All ages, $10.00 per person, pre-registration and payment is recommended to make sure there is enough for all to enjoy; the event takes place rain or shine.


Sunday, June 28th, 8:30 AM to 4 PM

39th Annual Canal Day

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

The SCA invites the community to its 36th annual event.  At Lock 60 and St. Michael’s Park in Mont Clare, PA (right across the river from Phoenixville). This day full of family-oriented fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park includes food, music, kids' games & crafts, competitive activities such as the  Canoe/Kayak 5-Mile Water Trail Race, and the and world renowned International Canal Joust. The Canal Day $5/person donation will be accepted upon entering the access road from St. Michael’s Park to Lock 60, children 12 and under are free. Please be advised, Towpath Road will be closed to vehicular traffic, starting at 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM, A handicap-accessible shuttle bus will bring people back and forth, free-of-charge, from the parking area all day.




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