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Itinerary:

Paddle in the Wake of Log Rafts

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

This stretch of river is very meandering, but calm. Pass by many boulders and stepping stones with metal rings still drilled in them from the days of log rafts floating down the river. 

This paddle might be challenging from the occasional riffles and remote setting, but the beauty that surrounds you when paddling will make the difficulty worth it. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as bald eagles, bears, and great blue herons.

Thank you to Susquehanna Greenway for contributing to this itinerary. To read more about this paddle trip, visit Susquehanna Greenway.

Water Safety

Remember: safe use of rivers and any designated trails, at any time, is your responsibility! Water trail maps are for informational and interpretive purposes only and are not meant for navigational purposes, nor do they take into account level of skills or ability required to navigate rivers. The National Park Service, Chesapeake Conservancy and/or the individual trail associations assume no responsibility or liability for any injury or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the use of water trails, maps or other printed or web-based materials. Learn more about water safety.

Image Credit: Nicholas A. Tonelli

Water Safety

Remember: safe use of rivers and any designated trails, at any time, is your responsibility! Water trail maps are for informational and interpretive purposes only and are not meant for navigational purposes, nor do they take into account level of skills or ability required to navigate rivers. The National Park Service, Chesapeake Conservancy and/or the individual trail associations assume no responsibility or liability for any injury or loss resulting directly or indirectly from the use of water trails, maps or other printed or web-based materials. Learn more about water safety.