Public input meeting planned for Reading to Leesport Schuylkill River Trail Gap

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is asking Berks County residents and area neighbors to attend a public outreach meeting about the Schuylkill River Trail on Saturday, May 21.

During the meeting, the community will have the opportunity to review options for the future expansion of the trail and help find the best route for the current gap between Reading and Leesport.

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The open house event will take place at the Schmidt Training and Technology Center of Reading Area Community College on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The address is 10 South 2nd St. in Reading.

This is the third public meeting part of the ongoing Northern Berks County Feasibility Study. The project will help identify the physical, political, and financial possibilities for completing the Schuylkill River Trail in this area.

Schuylkill River Greenways is asking for the public’s help to decide where the trail fits best in the community.

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Community members are also encouraged to complete a survey about the trail. Schuylkill River Greenways is collecting voluntary information from residents, businesses, and organizations to better understand the trail gap area.

The survey will be used to learn how people are currently using the Schuylkill River Tail and what ways they would like to use it in the future.

For more information about the open house meeting on Saturday and the Northern Berks Feasibility Study, visit

The Schuylkill River Trail is a regional trail used by bicyclists, walkers, commuters, and families. When fully built, it will travel 120 miles from Philadelphia to Frackville in Schuylkill County.

There are currently about 80 miles of the trail completed and it’s almost complete from Philadelphia to Reading. Between Reading and Hamburg in Berks County there are large gaps in the trail.

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