Chester County Celebrates Opening of Final Phase of Schuylkill River Trail
Posted April 28, 2022
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Parks + Preservation Department marked the official opening of a two-mile section of the final portion of the Schuylkill River Trail. Staff from the Chester County Planning Commission also attended the ribbon cutting event, along with various trail partners, local officials, and members of the public.
Chester County's portion of the final phase of the Schuylkill River Trail is a $6-million, four-mile paved extension that takes the trail from Linfield Road at Parker Ford, to the new Route 422 Bridge crossing of the Schuylkill River at the border of Montgomery County. Once fully complete, Chester County's total section of the trail will parallel the Schuylkill River from the Route 422 Bridge at Pottstown, south to the Route 29 Bridge into Mont Clare — a distance of approximately 12 miles.
The final segment of the trail is one of the key pieces that will help to fill a gap in the 60 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail that connects Reading to Philadelphia. Chester County's group of regional trails includes the Schuylkill River Trail, the Chester Valley Trail, and the Struble Trail. Combined, the three trails attracted 896,000 users in 2021.
This initiative supports the "Connect" goal in Chester County's Comprehensive Plan, Landscapes3.