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Open House on February 17 has been CANCELED because the County is paint and doing repair of the living room at the Locktender's House.

Stay tune for the reveal date for the restored living room.


Lock Opening the third Sunday of every month at 3:00

EVENTS


Sunday, March 17 at 1:00 pm Hike, around 1:40 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 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 along with light refreshments.

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


Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8 AM – 11 AM

Neal Thorpe Memorial Bird Walk

Join the SCA and Vince Smith from the Valley Forge Audubon Society for a bird walk in honor of the late Neal Thorpe. Neal was instrumental in the creation and support of both the Valley Forge Audubon Society and the Schuylkill Canal Park/Lock 60. We are forever grateful for her support and will lead a bird walk that will explore the territory Neal covered for VFAS’s Christmas and Spring Bird Counts. Rain date will be April 27th.

info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021


Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Schuylkill River Relay

Race Brewery to Brewery from Phoenixville to Conshohocken at the Schuylkill River Relay

Hosted by Sly Fox Brewery, Schuylkill River Relay and Schuylkill Canal Association.

The Schuylkill River Relay is a 50 kilometer chip timed race that starts and ends at Saint Michael's Park in Mont Clare, Pennsylvania. Race will start in stages, relay teams starting at 9am,

- Race with your friends along the Schuylkill River Trail between two breweries.
- Teams of up to six runners relay on a flat and scenic 50k course
- Ultra runners can tackle it alone.
- Turn around at Conshohocken Brewing Company.
- Finish with live music and lawn games hosted by Sly Fox Brewing Co.
- Free Schuylkill River Trail Ale at the finish line.

Runners will follow the Schuylkill River Trail through scenic Montgomery County and the Valley Forge National Park all the way to Conshohocken where they will turn around at the Conshohocken Brewing Company.

Join us for an after party from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the finish line! Each runner will receive one post race Sly Fox SRT Ale and the party continues with live music, food trucks and Sly Fox Beer will keep you entertained all afternoon.

info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021


Sunday, April 20, 12:00  – 2:00 pm

Schuylkill River Clean Up

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

Celebrate Earth Day and SRT Ale with a Lock 60 Cleanup at the Schuylkill Canal Association. Volunteers will be cleaning and mulching flower beds around the locktender's house as well as picking up litter in the area. Afterwards, join the party with the Spreekend! Music Festival at the adjoining St. Michael's Park. There will be live music, smoked barbeque and more!

This is one of two Earth Day trail cleanups Schuylkill River Greenways is organizing in partnership with Sly Fox Brewery as part the annual SRT SPREE -- a yearly celebration of the trail and SRT Ale. A portion of the proceeds from SRT Ale supports Schuylkill River Greenways by helping to promote, improve and maintain the Schuylkill River Trail. In addition to the trail cleanups during the SRT Spree, events include a group bike ride, 50K relay race on the trail and a Spreekend! Music Festival at the Schuylkill Canal Lock 60 in Mont Clare.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-srt-spree-cleanup-at-schuylkill-canal-lock-60-tickets-55918629125


Monday, April 22, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

SCA Beertender Fundraiser Event at Stable 12

We will be guest beertenders at Stable 12 Brewing Company located at 368 Bridge Street in Phoenixville, PA. Stable 12 will be donating 10% of the sales for the night back to us! Come out and let us pour you a beer or two and help us support the care of Lock 60. and the Schuylkill Canal Park.


Sunday, May 19, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Herb Garden Revival

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for a guided tour of the renovated herb garden. Master Gardener will describe the challenges in the garden and plant selection.

Ages 8 and up with an adult; pre-registration requested, meet at Locktender’s House; weather permitting


Wednesday, June 5 from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Schuylkill River Sojourn—Dinner and Program

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park and St. Michael’s Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 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 delicious spaghetti dinner with dessert and coffee provided by St. Michael of the Archangel Catholic Church and served by Otterbein United Methodist Church. The dinner ($10) will feature a program for everyone to enjoy.

The sojourn will arrive at Lock 60 about 3:30 PM. The sojourners will then lock through Lock 60, set up camp in the picnic grove and enjoy an evening in Mont Clare as our guests.

Thursday morning, June 6, breakfast will be served to the sojourners starting at 7:00 AM, again at St. Michael's Park.  Breakfast is served by SCA volunteers, which includes fruit, bagels, muffins, cold and hot cereal, coffee and tea.

By 8:30 AM the sojourners are ready to get back out onto the canal and paddle to the portage to the river and continue their journey.

Event takes place rain or shine.


Sunday, June 30th, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Canal Day

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 400 Towpath Rd., Mont Clare, Pa, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

This day full of family-oriented fun along the Schuylkill Canal Park includes tours of the Locktender’s House, lock openings, food, music, kids' fishing derby, face painting, games & crafts.

Competitive activities such as the Schuylkill River Trail Run/Denny Porinni Memorial Run, the Canoe/Kayak 5-Mile Water Trail Race, and the and world-renowned International Canal Joust.

Food trucks and a Sly Fox Beer Garden will also be on site.

St Michael Field and Pavilion on Jacob Street will be used for parking and additional events.

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.


Sunday, July 21 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Open House at the Locktender’s House

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for a tour of the Locktender’s House at Lock 60.

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


Sunday, August 18 from 1:00 pm to   4:00 pm

Open House at the Locktender’s House

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for a tour of the Locktender’s House at Lock 60.

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


Sunday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Discussion on the British Invasion of Phoenixville and Skirmish at Jacob’s Ford (1:00 - 2:30 pm)

Followed by a discussion on the Schuylkill Navigation System.

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association as it discusses lead up to the little known skirmish of Jacob’s Ford (near Rt. 29 Bridge) and the British march to Philadelphia.

Children 10 and up with adult supervision; free of charge; however, donations will gladly be accepted; meet at Locktender’s House.


Sunday, October 20 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Geology Walk

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association’s Dave Williams for a guided walk to geology along the Schuylkill River and ravines. Dave will point out faults, fossils, and more. Weather permitting, this is a moderately difficult 1.5 hour hike up the first ravine, up a steep hill, along the bluffs, then down a narrow trail, and back to Lock 60 along the Schuylkill River.

Children 10 and up with adult supervision; free of charge, however, donations will gladly be accepted.


Sunday, November 17, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open House

Open House at the Locktender’s House

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for a tour of the Locktender’s House at Lock 60.

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


Saturday, December 14, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Holiday Luminaria

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, info@schuylkillcanal.org or 610-917-0021

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.

All are welcome; a donation of $1 or more will be gladly accepted; 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.




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