Schuylkill River Trail to be Honored as America’s Best Urban Trail

Please Join the Schuylkill River Heritage Area
at a Press Event Celebrating the Schuylkill River Trail
as USA Today’s Best Urban trail
September 2, 2015
Schuylkill River Trail Boardwalk
Philadelphia, PA
September 2, 2015
10:30-11:30 a.m.
North entrance to Schuylkill River Boardwalk
Closest cross street is 25th and Spruce Street.
Philadelphia PA

See Map

Speakers include state, county and local officials
headlined by:
Cindy Dunn
Secretary, PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
John Quigley

Secretary, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection

Leslie Richards
Secretary, PA Dept. of Transportation

Other attendees include:
  • Mike Caldwell,  Regional Director, National Park Service, Northeast Region
  • Janet Hayes, Board Chair of the William Penn Foundation
  • Various State Senators, Representatives and County Commisioners


The Schuylkill River Trail has been named the Best Urban Trail in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards! It beat out 19 other trails nominated from all across the nation following an online voting process. In celebration, banners recognizing the trail as Best Urban Trail have been created for each of the trail’s five counties (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Schuylkill). Dignitaries represented by each county will unveil the banners during the press event.
This event is being held in partnership with:
Schuylkill River Development Corporation
PA Dept. of Conservation and Environmental Resources

Topics: Biking in Philly, Biking the Suburbs

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