USA Today has named the Schuylkill River Trail the nation’s best urban trail! Out of twenty trails that were nominated in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Urban Trail, the Schuylkill River Trail was chosen as number one.
The trail covers almost 130 miles over five counties and is known for its reputation as a local service as well as a tourist attraction with outstanding views of downtown Philadelphia.
Local lawmakers and environmental officials celebrated the award on the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk.
Representatives from each of the five counties that the trail runs through participated in a flag unfurling and Pennsylvania State Rep. David Maloney rode his bike from Berks County to arrive at the event.