Directions to the Race Course

  • GPS Decimal Degrees: 39.969255N -75.185399W
  • GPS Address: 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia 19130

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 left.
  • 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 left.
  • 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.