Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
POTTSTOWN — Nearly 90 people dragged their kayaks and canoes into the Schuylkill River around 9 a.m. Wednesday as they started the fifth day of the 15th Schuylkill River Sojourn.
The group camped out Tuesday night at Riverfront Park in the borough before paddling 17.8 miles to Mont Clare on Wednesday.
The 112-mile guided kayak and canoe trip started in 1999 after the Schuylkill River was named River of the Year buy the
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
According to the group’s website, it takes seven days to reach the Philadelphia Boathouse Row from their launch site in Schuylkill Haven. The canoeists and kayakers paddle between 14 and 18 miles a day, stopping for lunch, then camping overnight.
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