Get Rollin on the River!

Posted on Jul 16, 2021 in Artifacts
Get Rollin on the River!

Miller Designworks- the Phoenixville-based graphic design and web development company- is proud to announce the launch of the Schuylkill River Interactive Water Trail map. This innovative map helps paddlers and boaters make better use of the 100-mile long water trail. The map provides details on 40 designated water trail landings, with maps, directions, pictures, and available amenities from Schuylkill Haven in the north all the way down to Bartram’s Garden in southwest Philly.

It has an interactive trip planner that helps you map out a trip the is just the right length and difficulty for your paddles. Plus there are a number of preplanned itineraries that will help you find new paddling gems on this “Hidden River” (the Lenape’s name for the Schuylkill). The easy-to-use map is very detailed and provides a wealth of navigational and safety alerts to guide you on your paddle. The map also has information on the river towns that the trail passes through, as well as a number of attractions and things to see that are within walking distance of the river.

This project was a technical challenge and involved developing a custom WordPress plugin (dubbed TrailPress) to enable the Schuylkill River Greenway staff to be able to manage content within the system alongside the rest of the WordPress website. As most of the MDW staff are avid outdoor people and paddlers, this project was close to our hearts. (In fact, our office sits right adjacent to the Schuylkill River Trail, a 110-mile bike and walking trail).

Give it a try at here and maybe we’ll see you out there!