Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

DUE TO HURRICANE IdA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY PARKS, TRAILS AND HISTORIC SITES HAS SUFFERED MAJOR DAMAGE TO MANY LOCATIONS.  WE ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE CLEAN UP.

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park is open. 

Adjoining trail: The Schuylkill east trail is currently closed to the public.



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


Looking to Hold an Event?

PENNY THE OPOSSUM - VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Join us for our latest animal presentation and meet Penny, the park's resident opossum. Information will be posted throughout the month of November. 

Enjoy coloring this opossum for yourself! If you don’t remember what one looks like, watch the videos about Penny to see for yourself!

Click this link for a fun coloring page

Make your own possum mask! Print out this page. Color the page however you wish. Cut out and put a string through the side holes. Enjoy!

PENNY THE MARSUPIAL
PENNY IS OMNIVOROUS AND NOCTURNAL
PENNY THE CLIMBER