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.
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.
This is an ideal float trip if you want to get in and out of the water in under two hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are looking for an easy, beginner paddle on the West Branch of the Susquehanna, this might be a great place to start.
Launch at Lapidum Boat Ramp and paddle up river to do a figure eight around islands in the Susquehanna.
Paddle from Perryville Community Park up the mouth of the Susquehanna River and around Garrett Island.
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.
Start this paddle at the mouth of the Juniata River and follow it until a mile past mini Statue of Liberty.
Paddle along the calm waters where large numbers of log rafts used to float downriver to their final destination at Port Deposit, Maryland.
Start your day on the river, paddle downstream, and stop at Milton State Park – an island in the river – just in time for lunch.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Enjoy a leisurely paddle along the beautiful waters of Lake Clarke, taking you through Lancaster and York counties.
Unleash your creativity and paint a pumpkin to take home and celebrate fall on the river.
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…
Susquehanna Heritage will once again host our Extraordinary River Party from 5 PM to 8 PM on ExtraGive Day at Columbia Crossing!