For 23rd Year, Schuylkill Sojourn Starts Saturday
MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP PA – A total of 215 people will set out Saturday (July 31, 2021) from Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg Township to begin the 23rd annual Schuylkill River Sojourn. The five-day paddling trip down the historic and scenic Schuylkill River travels through Pottstown, en route to Philadelphia’s iconic Boathouse Row where the trip ends Wednesday (Aug. 4).
Residents of Birdsboro, Douglassville, Pottstown, Royersford, Mont Clare, Valley Forge, Bridgeport, West Conshohocken and other locations along the river will be able to watch the colorful kayak flotilla from several bridge vantage points as it passes by during coming days, representatives of sojourn organizer, the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area, said.
Pottstown Mayor Stephanie Henrick will be a featured speaker Sunday (Aug. 1) during a 6:30 p.m. dinner scheduled for the sojourners at the borough’s Riverfront Park on College Drive.
Earlier Sunday, the travelers will hear author Chari Towne talk about the Schuylkill as the nation’s first large-scale environmental cleanup; tour, have lunch at, and walk part of the Schuylkill River Trail in Morlatton Village in Douglassville; and enjoy dinner and live music before turning in to sleep at Riverfront Park.
Photos supplied by the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area