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Welcome to the Lower Section of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Water Trail

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This section of the water trail is a 53-mile-long paddler’s adventure that begins at the New Market Boat Access near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and ends a few miles south of the Mason-Dixon Line at the Broad Creek Access in Maryland – offering a tremendous diversity of natural and built environments.

From the gritty industrial yards of Steelton to the Conejohela Flats—an internationally renowned bird habitat at Washington Boro—the Lower Section of the Susquehanna River Water Trail is a contrast of working river and wilderness. Explore the richness of the Lower Section of the Susquehanna River Water Trail and don’t forget to bring along your Water Trail Maps and Guides. They will provide you with all the information needed to experience this scenic and historic landscape to its fullest.

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This website was developed by the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area in partnership and with funding support from the National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Pennsylvania Heritage Areas Program.

The Susquehanna River Water Trail is part of the National Recreation Trails Program and the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership.

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