MONT CLARE – Take it Outdoors Adventures is sponsoring a five-mile loop paddle along the Schuylkill Canal and Schuylkill River to benefit the Schuylkill Canal Association on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m.
All are invited to come out to Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal in Mont Clare and join in the paddle, which is appropriate for all experience levels. Minimum donation is $20 per person. Kayak rentals are available for an additional $20 (advance registration required).
As an incentive, Take it Outdoors Adventures owner Doug Chapman has vowed to paddle the five-mile loop on a stand-up paddle board in a dress if $1,000 is raised.
All participants 21 and older will receive one free Sly Fox Beer and one voucher for a free beer from Sly Fox's Phoenixville or Pottstown location. There may be other incentives.
Lock 60 is the only remaining operating lock on the Schuylkill Canal. It is maintained by a dedicated crew of volunteers who donate time, equipment and money to keep the canal functioning. This year alone, thousands of dollars were spent clearing trees out of the canal so recreational boaters are able to navigate its waters.
Many of the volunteers will participate in this fundraiser. The public is invited to come out and support them and the work they do to maintain the canal.