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Lock Opening 

Third Sunday of each Month

weather permitting


PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Canceled
Sunday, March 19
St. Patrick’s Day Hike
and Treasure Hunt

The hike from the Pickering Inn to Lock 60 and St. Paddy Treasure Hunt in the Picnic Grove has been canceled due to snow and ice. The Locktender House will be open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.




Saturday & Sunday morning, April 22 and 23
Clean-up -9 AM – 12 PM,

Spring Clean-up and Schuylkill River Trail Spreekend!

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

Join the Schuylkill Canal Association for our spring clean-ups at Lock 60 and enjoy a full weekend of celebrating the Schuylkill River Trail. The clean-up this year will focus on trail maintenance, litter control, and spring clean-up around the Locktender House.  The Schuylkill River Trail Spreekend! includes kayaking, cycling, running or hiking along the trail, volunteering at various points along the River for spring clean-ups. The Sly Fox Spreekend! Schuylkill River Trail/SCA Fundraiser party at St. Michael's Park in Mont Clare has live music, food, and beverages; please note that the Spreekend! event has an entry fee. The Spreekend! is sponsored by the Sly Fox Brewing Company and more information can be found at: http://slyfoxbeer.com/srt-spree



Sunday, May 21nd
1 to 4 PM

Wildflower Walk

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

Join SCA’s Dave Williams for a guided walk to view wildflowers along the Schuylkill River and ravines.

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.

Ages: 8 and up with an adult, pre-registration requested, meet at Locktender’s House.



Sunday, June 7th
3 PM to 8:30 PM

Schuylkill River Sojourn

Dinner and Program (6 PM to 8:30 PM): St. Michael’s Park in Mont Clare, PA,  

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is a week-long paddle of the Schuylkill River starting in Schuylkill Haven and ending in Philadelphia. The Sojourn will arrive at Lock 60 on Wednesday, June 7th at about 3:30 PM. The sojourners will lock through Lock 60, set up camp in the picnic grove and enjoy an evening in Mont Clare and depart on Thursday, June 8th.  We invite you to come out, welcome the sojourners to Mont Clare and take part in the dinner and program on June 7th. The evening events beginning at 6 :00 PM until 8:30 PM at St. Michael's Park, Otterbein United Methodist Church will be serving a delicious spaghetti dinner with dessert and coffee provided by St. Michael of the Archangel Catholic Church.

Community members are more than welcome to come for dinner; $10.00 per person will cover the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with salad, beverages and dessert included. Pre-registration and payment is recommended to make sure there is enough for all to enjoy. 



Sunday, June 25th
8:30 AM to 4 PM

35th 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 35th 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 Schuylkill River Trail Run/Denny Porrini Memorial Run, Horseshoe Tournament, 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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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE OUR 34rd ANNUAL CANAL DAY A SUCCESS!





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