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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.

This paddle will take you past many islands, which are unfortunately private, but there is plenty more to see around the banks and at your start and final destination.

After the PA-1041 / James St. Bridge (river mile 272.8), a face is painted on the cliff rocks. Legend has it that a young Indian squaw fell to her death from these cliffs, which caused the area to be named Breakneck.

As you approach your pull-out point, stay ro the left side f the river for the best wild-life viewing, but do not stop on any of the islands, as they are private property.

To read more about this itinerary, 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: John Williams / Flickr

Emergency Information

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital

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