The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area is one of only 49 congressionally designated National Heritage Areas in the country. It is comprised of the Schuylkill River watershed in Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. This region is nationally significant for its role in the American, Industrial, and Environmental Revolutions. The Heritage Area uses conservation, education, recreation, cultural and historic preservation, and tourism as tools for community revitalization and economic development. Our signature project is working with partners to build and improve the Schuylkill River Trail which will one day run 130 miles along the river. Their signature event is the Schuylkill River Sojourn, a yearly 112-mile guided paddle. Their signature attraction is the River of Revolutions Interpretive Center, which serves as a visitors’ center for the Schuylkill River region. The center features interactive exhibits and family-friendly displays about the region’s history, environment and visitor opportunities.
Completed Schuylkill River Trail: 75 mi, paved