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Enjoy a lovely hike in history, where many have trod before you. During the early 1800s, before railroads took up the shipping of goods and farm products to market, eastern Pennsylvania was dotted with a series of canals that served as water highways. The Union Canal, completed in 1827, was originally 80 miles long, connecting Reading to the Susquehanna River. The Trail uses the path the mules trod pulling their canal boat cargo,now connecting Stonecliffe Recreation Area, Berks Leisure Area, Gring’s Mill Recreation Area, Red Bridge Recreation Area, Berks History Center, Papermill, Reber’s Bridge, Switfwater Parking Lot and Stillings Basin Road.

Union Canal Towpath Trail