Goodman, Argall celebrate opening of New Philadelphia walking trail

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19 – State Rep. Neal P. Goodman and state Sen. David Argall cut a ribbon with New Philadelphia Mayor Ed Slane and Borough Council members on a newly completed walking trail along the Schuylkill River in New Philadelphia.

The three-year project is a testament to what can happen when private partners and public institutions work together. The new trail will be an asset to the community as well as an enjoyable attraction for residents of the borough.

“It is exciting and good to see everyone come together -- elected officials, volunteers, Trout Unlimited, Schuylkill Headwaters and Schuylkill Conservation District -- to make good things happen in this valley,” said Godman, D-Schuylkill.

“Just a decade or two ago, no one would have wanted to go anywhere near the Schuylkill River, but now we are opening a new trail for the public to enjoy right beside it,” said Argall, R-Schuylkill/Berks. “It’s wonderful to see the rebirth of the river that gives our county its name and is so closely tied with our heritage.”