Saturday Free Boating is CANCELLED for 9/29. Due to very heavy rains this week the river is flooded, has elevated pollution levels, is full of debris and has strong currents – all making it unsafe for boating. Hope to see you next week! Our season runs through the end of October.
Explore this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River on one of our kayaks or rowboats. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes.
Free Saturday Boating embarks from our Community Boathouse, which is located on the northern tip of Bartram’s Garden on the river. Walk past the free Parking area onto the Meadow trail, which leads downhill to the Boathouse (click here for a map).
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We cancel in the event of heavy rain, high winds and outfall overflows. Please check back on the day of boating (or follow the Boathouse’s Facebook page) for cancellation notices.