Explore your waterways
Flowing over 130 miles from its headwater in Tuscarora to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia, the Schuylkill River serves over 3.2 million people and has been a source for work and play since 1682 when William Penn chose the left bank of the confluence as a perfect place to found and place a city — Philadelphia. The Schuylkill River Water Trail offers access for paddlers, recreational motor boats, water skiers and rowers which can be found at the Schuylkill River Greenways’ online map.
The Tidal Delaware Water Trail is 56 miles of accessible river opportunities from Trenton, New Jersey to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. Here the river experiences high and low tides—just like the beach—before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. That’s why we call this area the Tidal Delaware River.