The Susquehanna River Water Trail is part of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network, an entry point for enjoying and learning about the places and stories of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The Bay’s 64,000-square-mile watershed is a complex ecosystem containing over 100,000 rivers, streams, and creeks in over six states. Home to over 15 million people, it has supported human occupation for 13,000 years. The Bay’s natural abundance has fueled rich economies and nurtured diverse cultures. Explore the water trail and other places within the Gateways Network to experience the Bay’s many stories and learn about the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort and what you can do to help ensure its future. Learn more.
The section of the Susquehanna River Water Trail from Sunbury to the Maryland border joins a statewide network of land and water-based trails totaling more than 1500 miles. It is one of only a few water trails in the state designated as a National Recreation Trail. National Recreation Trails are components of the National Trails System, recognition of trails that connect people to resources and improve their quality of life. All National Recreation Trails are included in an on-line National Registry of Trails that includes descriptive information, maps, and pictures for trail users. Learn more.
The Susquehanna Greenway is a linear corridor of land and water that follows the Susquehanna River and its West Branch tributary along a 500-mile journey through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna Greenway balances the needs of generations today and tomorrow; conserves the environment for all living things; and creates healthy and successful communities, wide-ranging recreation, and economic prosperity. The Greenway celebrates the Susquehanna River as a place of timeless value, shared memories and experiences - a place to use and enjoy, and to treasure always. Learn more.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources maintains and preserves 116 state parks and manages 2.1 million acres of state forest land. It provides information on the state's ecological and geologic resources. It works to establish community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas. Learn more