This innovative interactive web map helps paddlers and boaters make better use of the 100-mile long Schuylkill River Interactive 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. An interactive trip planner helps you map out a trip that is just the right length and difficulty level 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. The map also has information on the river towns that the trail passes through, as well as a number things to see that are within walking distance of the river.
This project was a technical challenge which involved developing a custom WordPress plugin (dubbed TrailPress) that enables the Schuylkill River Greenway staff to be able to manage content within the system. 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 here and maybe we’ll see you out there!