Officials from Bern Township and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area cut the ribbon on a new section of trail Wednesday, December 11. The ribbon cutting ceremony will took place near Washington Street in Bern Township, where the trail ends at Herbine’s Lock, a canal remnant from the former Schuylkill Navigation System.
The 2,100-foot long, 10-foot wide, gravel multi-use trail follows the river edge stretching from a nine-acre proposed park site off Washington Street, south to Herbine’s Lock. It was constructed by the Bern Township road crew and paid for with a grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Recreational Trails Program. The newly completed section is the first part of a 2.2-mile trail that will connect Bern and Ontelaunee Townships through Leesport Borough. The new trail will eventually connect to the larger Schuylkill River Trail