Frequently Asked Questions

How do you pronounce Schuylkill, and what does it mean?

Schuylkill is pronounced SKOO-kil. It comes from Dutch and means "Hidden River."

Is the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area a national park?

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area (Schuylkill River Greenways NHA) is a National Heritage Area,, which means that it is managed by a coordinating entity (in this case, Schuylkill River Greenway Association) on behalf of the National Park Service. National Heritage Areas are public-private partnerships that support historic preservation, recreation, conservation, and heritage tourism. Learn more about the National Heritage Areas Program.

Why have I seen multiple names for this heritage area?

Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area is better known as the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area. It is both a National Heritage Area and a Pennsylvania state heritage area, so sometimes it is referred to by other names, such as the Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area.

How do I learn more about Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area?

Visit the official Schuylkill River Greenways NHA website.

Last updated: July 17, 2019

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