A new stretch of land connecting Phoenixville to the Schuylkill River Trail opened on Monday.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Walking Bridge at the Foundry on North Main Street in Phoenixville for the Phoenixvile Trail.
The hiking trail closes the gap in the Schuylkill River Trail, connecting the Phoenixville Borough to over 60 miles of finished trail, including a 26-mile stretch from Philadelphia to Phoenixville.
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“When fully complete, the Schuylkill River Trail will total approximately 130 miles from Philadelphia to Pottsville, comprising a large segment of the Circuit, which will ultimately include 750 miles of multi-use trails through greater Philadelphia and South Jersey,” said a spokesperson for the Phoenixville Borough.
Funding for the new two-mile trail segment was provided by the William Penn Foundation through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area managed by the Schuylkill River Greenway Association.