Community Events

Curator’s Tour: Kayaking along the Tidal Schuylkill

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 4:30pm

Curator Joel Fry and the Bartram’s Garden boathouse staff will lead a paddling tour via kayaks along the Tidal Schuylkill from Bartram’s Garden to Gray’s Ferry and back.

This route will follow most of the Bartram family farmland and the alignment of the Bartram’s Mile Trail, north to the future river crossing at Gray’s Ferry. Trail bridge construction is underway, using the piers and abutments of the old 1902 railroad swing bridge of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad.

Kayaks, paddles, and lifejackets will be provided. This is a flat and calm stretch of river, so all skill levels are welcome! Expect moderate physical exertion and summer heat. Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 adults only.

Learn more and register here.