They Pedaled, Paddled, And Explored Schuylkill

ENJOYING A LEISURELY TRIP ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY – Saturday’s (July 25, 2015) Pedal And Paddle excursion, sponsored by the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, was again a sell-out event, the Pottstown-based organization reported. An at-capacity crowd began their trek at 9 a.m. with a 4-1/2-mile bike ride from Pottstown’s Riverfront Park to historic Morlatton Village in Douglassville (above), using yellow cruisers from the Bike Pottstown bike share program. Then they received a guided tour of the village’s four 18th century buildings, including the oldest home in Berks County. Off on bikes they went again, to Douglassville’s Ganshahawny Park. There they ate a picnic lunch and were briefly introduced to kayaking by outfitter Doug Chapman of the Take It Outdoors Adventure Group. They ended the day at 2 p.m., paddling kayaks back to Pottstown via the Schuylkill River. Similar trips on Aug. 29 and Sept. 12 are sold out too, as well as a Lock 60 Hike And Paddle on Aug. 8 in Mont Clare PA. For information on future trips, call the heritage area offices at 484-945-0200.

Photo from the Schuylkill River Heritage Area via Instagram