Upper Schuylkill Valley Park
About the Park
The Schuylkill River in Upper Providence Township forms a natural backdrop to this educational display of wild animals and raptors indigenous to Pennsylvania. In one visit to the park’s Wildlife Center you can see foxes, wolves, rabbits, a bald eagle, a bobcat, a variety of owls, hawks, turkeys and an assortment of farm animals. A seasonal butterfly garden and turtle pond will delight all ages, while a permanent exhibit entitled The Schuylkill Wilds features creatures found in and around the Schuylkill River. Turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and a possom are on view throughout this indoor space.
Picnicking and fishing are popular along the river, and a carry-in boat ramp allows easy access for non-motorized boats. An accessible fishing pier allows everyone to enjoy this lovely location.Fun events for the family, especially young children, happen throughout the year. Group tours and field trips are welcomed, but prior arrangements are needed. Call the office to schedule your group trip. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Because outside animals are disturbing to our wildlife, please leave your pet at home when you visit the park. Service animals are, of course, welcome.
The Schuylkill East Trail is mainly a natural surface trail which connects to the Schuylkill River Trail at Rt. 29 in Mont Clare. The trail follows the in road to Lock 60 where visitors then cross the small canal bridge, bearing left onto the trail. The trail will lead you to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park as the terminus. Parking can be found at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park and Lock 60. This trail, less than 2 miles, is a bird lover’s paradise.
Activities & Opportunities
- Wildlife Wonders - An online video series throughout the month of June where visitors will see and experience the unique behaviors of our animals.
- Meet Montgomery - July 9, 2021 at 10:00 am
- Calendar of Events July - December 2021
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Frequently Asked Questions