DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, and carpooling directions.)
A good trip for recent trainees who wish to hone their skills on a larger body of water. Approximate time on river is estimated at 3+ hours. This is a Class I trip on the river with a couple of fun spots of moving water. There is a boat launch both at the put-in (Lock 60) and take-out (Betzwood Park).
Be sure to bring lunch, plenty of fluids to drink, sunscreen, and a hat for sun protection.
We will meet at Lock 60, offload boats, then shuttle to Betzwood, leaving as many cars as possible at Betzwood (about 6.5 miles), then return to Lock 60 to launch.
Lock 60 Tow Path road can be found on the eastern side of the Bridge Street Bridge in Phoenixville. It is a narrow opening marked by a sign noting Lock 60.
Detailed directions: Pick-up PA Route 29 North as you travel through Phoenixville. Cross the Schuylkill River on the bridge leading from Phoenixville to Mont Clare. Just as you cross the river and are about to go over the canal, look to the left. A large wooden directional sign will indicate Lock 60 to the left. Take the left hand turn off the bridge onto the towpath and follow it to the end, about one mile, to Lock 60.
Entrance to Tow Path Road: 40.13581°, -75.50770°
Put-in at Lock 60 Parking Area: 40.14465°,-75.50880°
Take-out at Betzwood Park: 40.10882°, -75.42145°
Put-in and meeting location – Lock 60 Parking Area Tow Path Road
Take out and shuttle directions to Betzwood Park (parking can get tight here) – 1. Make a LEFT out of the Lock 60 entrance onto BRIDGE ST (Route 29 N) – 0.4 mi 2. Turn RIGHT onto EGYPT RD. 2.9 mi 3. Turn Right to merge onto Route 422 East – 3.3 mi; Exit at Route 363, Trooper Road 4. Turn RIGHT onto TROOPER RD – .2 mi 5. Turn RIGHT onto SULLIVAN LANE 6. Follow signs to Betzwood Park
Please RSVP to Rob McCue if you are planning to attend – e-rab101 at comcast dot net
Schuylkill River – Lock 60
400 Tow Path Rd
Recreational: Approximately 7 miles of paddling – Moving water experience needed. Approximate time on river will be 3 hours. This is a Class I trip on the river with a couple of fun spots of moving water. There is a boat launch at the put-in (Lock 60); take-out (Betzwood Park). Lock 60 towpath road can be found on the eastern side of the Bridge Street bridge in Phoenixville. It is a narrow opening marked by a sign noting the location.