Susquehanna River Water Trail - North Branch
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description:

The North Branch of the Susquehanna River flows from New York through Pennsylvania to Sunbury where it joins the West Branch and forms the river's main stem - the largest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The North Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail was designated a National Recreation Trail of the National Park Service in 2009. The water trail is part of the Pennsylvania Water Trail System coordinated by Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Free water trail maps are now available

The North Branch Water Trail Map & Guide is now available - A comprehensive river map and guide for paddlers and river enthusiasts providing for a special experience on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake watershed. This valuable guide was co-produced with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council or 570-718-6507.

Location / Directions: Consult the water trails map & guide for information on key access points. The river is primarily accessible via route 11 at the lower end and routes 6 and 220 at the north.
Mailing Address: Susquehanna River Water Trail - North Branch

Pennsylvania Environmental Council
130 Locust Street
Suite 200
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 230-8044 ext. 14

Endless Mountains Heritage Region
10 Park Street
Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-1528
Activities:

A wide range of activities are available on the water trail, including boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing. There are a number of historic sites, recreational parks, small communities and other amenities located along the route. There is an abundance of wild life that can be experienced on a quiet paddle along the North Branch.

Boat Access Fishing Picnicking Canoeing / Kayaking

Operating Hours: Public access points managed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are open during daylight hours.
Fees: The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Access points requires boats to be permitted.
Visitor Facilities: The map and guide lists the facilities along the water trail.
Length: 200 miles / 322 kilometers
Websites: http://www.pecpa.org
http://www.endlessmountainsheritage.org
Trail Map & Guide: Free water trail maps are now available at http://www.fish.state.pa.us/watertrails/trailindex.htm.

The North Branch Water Trail Map & Guide is now available - A comprehensive river map and guide for paddlers and river enthusiasts providing for a special experience on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake watershed. This valuable guide was co-produced with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council or 570-718-6507.

Safety Info: 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 Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, the National Park Service 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. [View a list of water safety tips]
River Classification: Class I to II Read more about the different levels of River Classifications.

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