Native American rock art at Safe Harbor
Union Meeting House in Marietta

Experience the Richness of the River Corridor

You can experience the sights and sounds along the river corridor from river potholes near Falmouth to Marietta's unique architecture to the world's first bald eagle sanctuary on Mt. Johnson Island below Muddy Run.

You can experience the sights and sounds along the river corridor from river potholes near Falmouth to Marietta's unique architecture to the world's first bald eagle sanctuary on Mt. Johnson Island below Muddy Run.

The water trail contains important cultural resources, such as Native American river rock art, called “petroglyphs,” which can be found just south of Safe Harbor Dam. Indian Steps Museum, in nearby York Furnace, contains a variety of interesting Native American collections and artifacts. Archeologists have unearthed evidence of over 30 Native villages along the water trail.

The Conejohela Flats, an internationally recognized migratory shorebird resting area, is located on the water trail. As many as 38 species of shorebirds use this area to feed and rest on their journey to breeding grounds as far north as the Arctic Tundra and wintering grounds in South and Central America.

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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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