Paddle Trips

Paddle one of our packaged trips along the Susquehanna.
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Marysville to West Fairview

This trip is a nice float down a beautiful section of the Susquehanna.  Easily accessible put-in and take-out points, a unique view of the historic Rockville bridge, and the Sheet Island Archipelago with abundant wildlife make this sojourn a memorable one. 

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Fort Hunter to City Island

This trip starts just north of Harrisburg at the Fort Hunter Boat Launch. The flow is slow here so just relax and prepare yourself for the 6-mile journey ahead – but get your camera ready for the historic Rockville Bridge.

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Greevy to Montoursville

This is an ideal float trip if you want to get in and out of the water in under two hours.

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Milton State Park - Loop Around the Islands

This is a great way to see Milton State Park and get some exercise, all in one afternoon. At 2 1/4 miles, this paddle trip can be done in less than 2 hours – or you can spend the day gently floating through the shallows and enjoying the scenery.

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Watsontown to Milton State Park

This is an easy, approximately 4.5 mile stretch with a couple of options for your put in at Watsontown. The take-out will be on your right under the Mahoning Street Bridge. It is a paved ramp take-out leading to a grassy area and ample gravel parking lot in the park.

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Camp Hill to Highspire

The banks of the Susquehanna south of Harrisburg were once lined with industry. Now that much of that is gone, the river has been reborn as a sportsman's paradise. Paddlers can enjoy a relaxing, easy float on the now-scenic Susquehanna, all within minutes of the Capital Metro Area.

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Floating the West Branch: Great Island at Lock Haven to Pine Access

This is an easy float that travels under a series of bridges and by several islands that most likely flood at high water. Seven miles of gentle, flowing water without obstructions other than the small grassy islands and bridge piers that are easily navigated.

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PFBC Pine Access to Jersey Shore Borough Access

If you are looking for an easy, beginner paddle on the West Branch of the Susquehanna, this might be a great place to start.

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Crisscross Applesauce

Launch at Lapidum Boat Ramp and paddle up river to do a figure eight around islands in the Susquehanna.

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The Flat Mouth of the Susquehanna

Paddle from Perryville Community Park up the mouth of the Susquehanna River and around Garrett Island.

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Ferries and a Canal

Paddle past the the lock remnants of one of the best operated Pennsylvania canals and see the last river crossing ferry in existance on the Susquehanna.  

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Coal Rich Mountains

Paddle a route of the Susquehanna with a rich history in coal mining.

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Susquehanna Water Gaps

Start this paddle at the mouth of the Juniata River and follow it until a mile past mini Statue of Liberty.

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Logging History of the West Branch

Paddle along the calm waters where large numbers of log rafts used to float downriver to their final destination at Port Deposit, Maryland.

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Paddle in the Wake of Log Rafts

Paddle on the calm Western Branch, where log rafts used to float.

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Lunch on an Island

Start your day on the river, paddle downstream, and stop at Milton State Park – an island in the river – just in time for lunch.

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Quiet Paddle in Central Pennsylvania

This calm quiet stretch of river is great for beginners and those wishing to try out stand up paddle boarding. Leisurely paddle downstream in the last miles of the Northern Susquehanna while viewing wildlife and history along the banks.

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Off the Banks of History in the Northern Susquehanna

The banks surrounding this paddle offer history of Native Americans in the area and their interaction with the incoming French trying to escape the revolutions in Haiti and back in France.

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The Paddle of Breakneck

This short, relaxing paddle takes you from a beautiful public park to a historic river town that is also home to the North Branch Trail Manager.

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Historic Conowingo Reservoir Loop Paddle

This paddle is located between the Holtwood Dam and the Conowingo Dam in Maryland. It will take you between several of the islands in the lower Susquehanna that you can spend the day exploring!

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Columbia to Lock 2

Enjoy a leisurely paddle along the beautiful waters of Lake Clarke, taking you through Lancaster and York counties.

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Tour of the Conejohela Flats

The Conejohela Flats are a combination of low-lying islands and mud flats on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania about three miles south of Columbia and Wrightsville, located just offshore from the small settlement of Washington Boro in Lancaster County.

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Browse through the events below to find a local water event to attend.


Pumpkin Painting at Columbia Crossing

Unleash your creativity and paint a pumpkin to take home and celebrate fall on the river.

Columbia, PA


African Americans in Lancaster County and the Anti-Slavery Campaign

Dr. Leroy Hopkins will share the rich history of the Underground Railroad in Lancaster County while highlighting the better known and lesser known African Americans who played a vital role…

Columbia, PA


The Extraordinary River Party

Susquehanna Heritage will once again host our Extraordinary River Party from 5 PM to 8 PM on ExtraGive Day at Columbia Crossing!

Columbia, PA

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