Places to visit in the Schuylkill Highlands

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Explore what the Schuylkill Highlands region has to offer. We've got tremendous towns, pretty parks, terrific trails and fantastic farms! Browse to find interesting places to go by clicking a county name on the map below. If you are interested in a specific activity, use the Advanced Search feature to narrow your search.

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06/25/2017
Superheroes to the Rescue! Nature's Pollinators
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Nature Photography
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Fireflies: Fireworks in the Field
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Fitzwater Station

Port Providence

Fitzwater Station is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania in close proximity to historic Valley Forge National Park. Enjoy carefree dining and drinking in our carefully restored 19th century building perched on the Schuylkill Canal. This tavern on the canal did a brisk business at the turn of the century as the hard working, hard drinking bargemen made it one of their favorite hostelries on the long trip to and from Philadelphia! Our full history, sumptuous menus and entertainment offerings can all be explored right…

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Port Providence Paddle

Port Providence

There is nothing more fun than to be on the scenic Schuylkill River with a group of your best friends spending the day paddling on a hot summers afternoon, splashing and spraying each other as you drift down the river soaking up the suns rays and taking in all that mother nature has to offer. Watch along the rivers banks for deer, egret, herons and yes a beaver or two. On occasions there have been eagle sightings where the Perkiomen flows into the Schuylkill. When you get back from your river excursion stop in at the “FITZ” and enjoy a sandwich…

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