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Schuylkill River Walking Trail Opens in New Philly

schuylkill river walking trail new philadelphia

A new walking trail along the Schuylkill River opened in New Philadelphia this week.

Politicians and local conservationists gathered to cut a ceremonial ribbon at the site in New Philly.

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(Photo via Christine Verdier/Sen. Argall’s office)

Schuylkill River Walking Trail in New Philadelphia

Among those attending (photo above) were New Philly Mayor Ed Slade, State Sen. Dave Argall, State Rep. Neal Goodman, and Schuylkill County Commissioner Gary Hess.

Argall notes in a prepared statement how the area where they were, and the Schuylkill River in general, appears to be changing for the better. He says:

“Just a decade or two ago, no one would have wanted to go anywhere near the Schuylkill River, but now we are opening a new trail for the public to enjoy right beside it. It’s wonderful to see the rebirth of the river that gives our county its name and is so closely tied with our heritage.”

Goodman thanks the organizations like Trout Unlimited, Schuylkill Headwaters, and the Schuylkill Conservation District for assisting in opening the walking trail in New Philadelphia.

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You can see the trail as it surrounds the New Philadelphia Borough Recreation Area, on Route 209, on the west side of town. The trail stretches about 0.75 miles long and seems to be designed for people of varying mobility.

The project got funding, in part, from a $43,300 grant from the PA Dept. of Conservation of Natural Resources.

 

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