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Upper Providence Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Port Providence Trailhead

Schuylkill River Trail

 

— Montgomery County —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. Port Providence Trailhead Marker
Inscription.  
Port Providence Trailhead
The trailhead at Canal Park was developed for use by trail users through the efforts of Montgomery County Parks & Heritage Services, the Schuylkill Canal Association and Upper Providence Township.

The Schuylkill Canal and Lock 60
The Schuylkill Canal is one of only two sections of the Schuylkill Navigation System that are still watered. The Canal provides great canoe and kayaking opportunities. Lock 60 is the only operating canal structure remaining on the Schuylkill River. Restored to its 1860 canal era setting, Lock 60 includes fully operational wooden miter gates, a locktender's shanty, and a wooden truss bridge allowing passage over the lock chamber to SCA's welcome center in the 1836 Locktender's House. Various recreational features are available at Lock 60: boat access to river and canal, trails, fishing spots and parking as well as restroom facilities. Contact www.schuylkillcanalc.com

Valley Forge National and Historical Park
Valley Forge is the best known of the eight American winter encampments during the Revolutionary War, because
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. Port Providence Trailhead Marker
it is remembered as the birthplace of the Continental Army. The Main Park with its miles of multi use trails and interpretive sites can be accessed from the Betzgrove Picnic Area. The main park also contains a visitors center, restaurant, restroom and gift shop. Contact nps.gov/vafo/ or Welcome Center (610) 787-1077
 
Erected by Montgomery County Parks & Heritage Services.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesParks & Recreational AreasWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 7.756′ N, 75° 28.952′ W. Marker is in Upper Providence Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Longford Road and Schuylkill River Trail, on the right when traveling north on Longford Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Longford Rd, Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Community Gathers to Worship… (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Griffen Cannon and Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); American Legion Post 482 War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Phoenixville War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Phoenixville Vietnam War Memorial
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
3. Port Providence Trailhead Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Phoenix Iron Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); Phoenix Iron & Steel Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); Symbols of Steel Sculpture Garden (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
4. Port Providence Trailhead Marker
Nearby Map of the Park image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
5. Nearby Map of the Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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