Go Schuylkill Greenways: Lock 60 pedal & paddle, movie night

Come out Thursday to see a group of 15 people explore the historic Lock 60 in Mont Clare through a special bike pedal and kayak paddle event. You’re also welcome to attend the free Movie Night by the River happening at Fitzwater Station in Phoenixville.

The featured film is “Wonder Woman.”

These two events are some of many featured on the new Go Schuylkill Greenways website, which helps area residents figure out their next adventure on the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail.

Learn first-hand from users of the trail and river what makes both so special.

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Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Executive Director Elaine Paul Schaefer will be available at both events to talk more about Go Schuylkill Greenways and how it will help connect residents to the opportunities and attractions in the heritage area.

LOCK 60 PEDAL & PADDLE

WHAT IS IT: A group of about 15 people will take a tour of the canal, the Locktender’s House, and Lock 60, which is the only restored, operating lock remaining of the Schuylkill Navigation System. Following the tour, they will hop onto bikes and pedal about 5-6 miles round-trip on the Schuylkill River Trail. Participants finish up with a kayaking loop that begins on the river and returns via the canal.

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park - 400 Tow Path Road, Mont Clare, PA

MOVIE NIGHT BY THE RIVER

WHAT IS IT: Area residents are invited to bring a blanket, chairs and a group of friends and family to watch the film “Wonder Woman.” Come out for the outdoor viewing with the Schuylkill Canal as the backdrop. Tickets aren’t necessary for attendees. They’re welcome to bring their own snacks or purchase food and drinks from Fitzwater Station bar & restaurant.

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fitzwater Station – 264 Canal St., Phoenixville, PA

For more information about either event, contact Schuylkill River Greenways NHA Communications Director Miica Patterson at 484-945-0200.

You can also visit the new website at https://goschuylkillgreenways.com/