Middle Section
This 56-mile water trail runs from Sunbury, PA to Harrisburg, PA and connects with the Susquehanna River Water Trail — Lower Section (Pennsylvania). Susquehanna River Trail Association 717-948-6780 or www.susquehannarivertrail.org.

Lower Section (Maryland)
This 14-mile water trail runs from the Mason–Dixon Line to Havre de Grace, Md., and connects with the Susquehanna River Water Trail—Lower Section (Pennsylvania). Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway (Maryland) 410-457-2482 or www.hitourtrails.com.





Endless Opportunities to Experience the River

Whether you prefer to paddle the expanse of the river or cruise in your car to an historic river town, the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area has the tools to get you there. Scroll down to see our full complement of Water Trail Maps & Guides and Auto Tour Maps.

In addition to the Lower Section, there are several other water trails that make up the entire Susquehanna River Water Trail network. Paddlers’ maps and guides are also available for other sections. See Links page for more information

Whether you prefer to paddle the expanse of the river or cruise in your car to an historic river town, the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area has the tools to get you there. Scroll down to see our full complement of Water Trail Maps & Guides and Auto Tour Maps.

 

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Water Trail Maps and Guides

The Lower Section of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Water Trail is shown on a series of three maps that guide paddlers down the Susquehanna River. These water resistant folding maps come in a protective vinyl sleeve and are full of information about the sights along the river corridor. Click on the links below to view each map. The area covered by the map is shown to the right.

 

Harrisburg Area to York Haven

River mile 70 to 54
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This section of river is the most urbanized of the three. The west bank of the river, however, is much less developed than the eastern shoreline...
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York Haven to Safe Harbor

River mile 58 to 30
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This section, home of the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area, is also a beehive of recreational activity...
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Safe Harbor to Mason-Dixon Line

River mile 33 to 13
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This section of river consists of the pond behind Holtwood Dam, known as Lake Aldred...
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Auto Tours - Another Great Way to Travel the River

As you travel the road network along the Lower Susquehanna, you can see the natural areas, structures and communities that have been here for generations. The auto tour provides a variety of sightseeing opportunities at the heart of the  Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area, including parks, lakes, nature preserves, canal remnants, historic river towns and bridges, hydroelectric dams, and other power generation facilities. The area covered by each auto tour map is shown to the right.

 

 

Harrisburg to Columbia/Wrightsville

Length: Estimated distance: 63.2 Estimated drive time: 1 hour 50 minutes
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Columbia/Wrightsville to Holtwood

Length: Estimated distance: 52.5 Estimated drive time: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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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