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Directions to Upper Merion Boathouse - Bridgeport, PA

From the junction of the PA Turnpike (I-276), the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) and Route 202 in King of Prussia, proceed North on 202 to Business 202 ("DeKalb St. Bridgeport"). Bear left at the first light (staying on DeKalb) and go straight through the next light (junction with Route 23). At the next light, turn left into the parking lot for "Sunsational", proceeding about 300 yards along the river to the boathouse bay.

From I-95 North, take the Blue Route (I-476) North to the Conschohocken Route 23 exit. Go west on Route 23, following it to the junction with DeKalb St. Turn right on DeKalb and at the next light, turn left into the parking lot for "Frosty Falls" and/or "Sunsational", proceeding about 300 yards behind these businesses along the river on the dirt road leading to the boathouse bay.

From the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) East or West, take the Conschohocken Route 23 exit. Go west on Route 23, following it to the junction with DeKalb St./Route 202. Turn right on DeKalb and make a left at the first light, into the "Sunsational" parking lot. Follow about 300 yards along the river to the boathouse bay.

Address:  Behind 98 DeKalb Street (Frosty Falls Ice Cream), Bridgeport, PA  19405  (behind Sunsational &Frosty Falls) We really don't have a postal address.





Directions to Cooper River and Official NJSRA Regatta Parking

Parking
There is no parking allowed on the grass at Cooper River and curbside parking on North Park Drive will be restricted to team buses only. Park officials have advised us they will ticket cars parked in unauthorized areas.

Therefore, official regatta parking will be provided at Bishop Eustace Prep located between Rt. 70 and Cooper River. It is a short walk to the viewing area from Bishop Eustace. We will also provide free shuttles continuously throughout the day.

Parking fees help offset race expenses and benefit our athletes. Parking fees paid to other organization do not benefit our rowers.

If necessary, overflow parking will be provided at Camden Catholic High School which is located on Cuthbert Blvd in Cherry Hill. Free shuttles will also be provided continuously throughout the day to the river from this location.

From Center City Philadelphia:

Take 676 east to Ben Franklin Bridge. Follow Route 30 East to Route 70 East.
Follow signs for Cherry Hill. Bishop Eustace Prep will be less than a mile on your right. Please follow the signs for parking
.

From New York/North Jersey:

Take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 4, then take route 73 north pass two traffic lights and take 295 South. Take 34B (Cherry Hill/Route 70 West).
Proceed approximately 5 miles west on Route 70. You will pass Calvary Cemetery on your right. You will see Bishop Eustace Prep on your left and Goodwill be on your right. There is a jug handle that wraps around Goodwill. Follow the jug handle on your right and cross over Rt.70 and proceed into the Eustace parking lot.

From Atlantic City:

Take the Atlantic City Expressway to Route 42 North to Interstate 295 North Exit 34B (Cherry Hill/Route 70 West).
Proceed approximately 5 miles west on Route 70. You will pass Calvary Cemetery on your right. You will see Bishop Eustace Prep on your left and Goodwill be on your right. There is a jug handle that wraps around Goodwill. Follow the jug handle on your right and cross over Rt.70 and proceed into the Eustace parking lot.

From Baltimore & Washington:

Take Interstate 95 North to Delaware Memorial Bridge to Interstate 295
North to Exit 34B. (Cherry Hill/Route 70 West). Proceed approximately 5 miles west on Route 70. You will pass Calvary Cemetery on your right. You will see Bishop Eustace Prep on your left and Goodwill be on your right. There is a jug handle that wraps around Goodwill. Follow the jug handle on your right and cross over Rt.70 and proceed into the Eustace parking lot.

 

Recommended routes to Schuylkill River regatta venue:

From New York/New England:

  • From southbound New Jersey Turnpike (NJTP), take exit 6 to Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276 West).
  • Follow PA Turnpike to exit 25A (Mid County).
  • Take this exit (keeping to the left) and follow signs to I-476 South (Chester).
  • After toll booth, take I-476 South to exit 6 (junction with I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway) Philadelphia/Valley Forge.
  • Take this exit (on right), stay in left lane of exit and follow signs for Philadelphia.
  • Follow I-76 East to exit 340 on the right.
  • Take this exit and stay in the left lane as you go over City Avenue Bridge across the Schuylkill River.
  • Stay left and follow signs for Kelly Drive.
  • The ramp will spiral downwards in a counter-clockwise direction and will merge you onto Kelly Drive, southbound. Be very careful, especially if you are pulling a boat trailer on this tight, descending curve!
  • Move to right lane of Kelly Drive after merging at the bottom of the spiral.
  • Take Kelly Drive past four traffic lights.
  • The first building on the right, between the river and Kelly Drive, is the Canoe Club, where all out-of-town crews launch, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • Take a right into the parking lot, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • For Dad Vails or Stotesbury, continue another 3/4 mile to the Athlete's Village near the Three Angels.
  • OR, continue two miles on Kelly Drive to Boathouse Row and Regatta Headquarters at #4 Boathouse Row.

From Scranton/Allentown:

  • Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike (Route 9 South) south to exit 25 (Mid-County).
  • Take this exit (keeping to the left) and follow signs to I-476 South (Chester).
  • After toll booth, take I-476 South to exit 6 (junction with I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway) Philadelphia/Valley Forge.
  • Take this exit (on right), stay in left lane of exit and follow signs for Philadelphia.
  • Follow I-76 East to exit 340 on the right.
  • Take this exit and get in the left lane as you go over City Avenue Bridge across the Schuylkill River.
  • Stay left and follow signs for Kelly Drive.
  • The ramp will spiral downwards in a counter-clockwise direction and will merge you onto Kelly Drive, southbound. Be very careful, especially if you are pulling a boat trailer on this tight, descending curve!
  • Move to right lane of Kelly Drive after merging at the bottom of the spiral.
  • Take Kelly Drive past four traffic lights.
  • The first building on the right, between the river and Kelly Drive, is the Canoe Club, where all out-of-town crews launch, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • Take a right into the parking lot, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • For Dad Vails or Stotesbury, continue another 3/4 mile to the Athlete's Village near the Three Angels.
  • OR, continue two miles on Kelly Drive to Boathouse Row and Regatta Headquarters at #4 Boathouse Row.

From Harrisburg:

  • Take PA Turnpike East to Exit 34.
  • Follow I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) towards Philadelphia.
  • Follow I-76 East to exit 340 on the right.
  • Take this exit and stay in the left lane as you go over City Avenue Bridge across the Schuylkill River.
  • Stay left and follow signs for Kelly Drive.
  • The ramp will spiral downwards in a counter-clockwise direction and will merge you onto Kelly Drive, southbound. Be very careful, especially if you are pulling a boat trailer on this tight, descending curve!
  • Move to right lane of Kelly Drive after merging at the bottom of the spiral.
  • Take Kelly Drive past four traffic lights.
  • The first building on the right, between the river and Kelly Drive, is the Canoe Club, where all out-of-town crews launch, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • Take a right into the parking lot, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • For Dad Vails or Stotesbury, continue another 3/4 mile to the Athlete's Village near the Three Angels.
  • OR, continue two miles on Kelly Drive to Boathouse Row and Regatta Headquarters at #4 Boathouse Row.

From Washington, DC, Baltimore, Wilmington:

  • Take I-95 North through Wilmington to Philadelphia International Airport and follow signs for Phila Center City via Route I-76 or Schuylkill Expressway
  • Take exit, I-76, Schuylkill Expressway, west. This takes you across the Penrose Ave. Bridge across Schuylkill, a.k.a. Route 291.
  • As soon as you come down bridge get in left lane, as you will turn left at first light onto 26th Street.
  • This will take you directly onto I-76 west. Follow I-76 about 8 miles, past Boathouse Row and the race course.
  • Follow I-76 West to exit 340 on the right.
  • Take this exit, turn right at foot of exit and get in the left lane as you go over City Avenue Bridge across the Schuylkill River.
  • Stay left and follow signs for Kelly Drive.
  • The ramp will spiral downwards in a counter-clockwise direction and will merge you onto Kelly Drive, southbound. Be very careful, especially if you are pulling a boat trailer on this tight, descending curve!
  • Move to right lane of Kelly Drive after merging at the bottom of the spiral.
  • Take Kelly Drive past four traffic lights.
  • The first building on the right, between the river and Kelly Drive, is the Canoe Club, where all out-of-town crews launch, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • Take a right into the parking lot, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • For Dad Vails or Stotesbury, continue another 3/4 mile to the Athlete's Village near the Three Angels.
  • OR, continue two miles on Kelly Drive to Boathouse Row and Regatta Headquarters at #4 Boathouse Row.

From South Jersey via the Walt Whitman bridge:

  • Take I-76, the Schuylkill Expressway, west.
  • Follow I-76 West to exit 340 on the right.
  • Take this exit, turn right at foot of exit and get in the left lane as you go over City Avenue Bridge across the Schuylkill River.
  • Stay left and follow signs for Kelly Drive.
  • The ramp will spiral downwards in a counter-clockwise direction and will merge you onto Kelly Drive, southbound. Be very careful, especially if you are pulling a boat trailer on this tight, descending curve!
  • Move to right lane of Kelly Drive after merging at the bottom of the spiral.
  • Take Kelly Drive past four traffic lights.
  • The first building on the right, between the river and Kelly Drive, is the Canoe Club, where all out-of-town crews launch, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • Take a right into the parking lot, except for Dad Vails or Stotesbury.
  • For Dad Vails or Stotesbury, continue another 3/4 mile to the Athlete's Village near the Three Angels.
  • OR, continue two miles on Kelly Drive to Boathouse Row and Regatta Headquarters at #4 Boathouse Row.