Kayaking The Schuylkill: An Underrated Escape

 

Jen Britton, for Grid

Jen Britton, for Grid

  • Grid’s Bernard Brown and Jen Britton were treated to a kayak tour of the tidal Schuylkill by guides from Schuylkill Banks. The river, they discovered, is surprisingly alive, clean (on dry days, at least), and soon to get a bit brackish if global warming has its way. “Next time you see someone with a canoe or a kayak on top of their car heading out of town, keep in mind we have a great river right here.” To purchase tickets for this year’s kayak tours, click HERE.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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