Norristown Riverfront Park

 

Riverfront Park in Norristown provides free, unlimited public access to the Schuylkill River. Located at the intersection of Haws Avenue and the Schuylkill River Trail, the park has two boat ramps, a fishing ramp, and a picnic area. 

Phoenixville Lock 60

 

Lock 60 of the Schuylkill Canal is one of only two sections of the Schuylkill Navigation System that are still watered, and the only operating lock remaining on the Schuylkill River. The Canal provides great canoe and kayaking opportunities, and you can learn about canal history by visiting the Locktender's House. Paddling the five-mile loop water trail is supported by two sets of access points.

Upper Merion Boathouse

 

A 30-year-old rowing club 15 miles northwest of the famous Philadelphia Boathouse Row. Most users are members of the club but experienced rowers and paddlers can contact the club for river access.