The Susquehanna River North Branch in the area of a Starrucca in Susquehanna County, top, in Bradford County at Towanda, above, and in Wyoming County, below. Voting began on Nov. 30 for the 2023 Pennsylvania “River of the Year,” and the Endless Mountain Heritage Region (EMHR) and the Susquehanna Greenways
A view of the Susquehanna River from Wyalusing Rocks (top) graces the front cover of the new “Susquehanna River Water Trail – North Branch” maps that are now available for purchase through the Endless Mountains Heritage Region. The waterproof booklet contains 14 individual maps covering stretches of the North Branch
The Standing Stone, a gray sandstone monolith that stands erect on the banks of the North Branch southeast of Towanda in Bradford County was described by an officer of Sullivan’s expedition against the Iroquois in 1779. It is now a popular stop for paddlers of the North Branch. Submitted Article
Showing off face-paint renderings by Silly Sally (not pictured) are (top, front, from left) Kelly Donovan, Hadley Laney, Jeff Wyeth, Teresa Wyeth, (back) Fyleigh Laney and Irelynd Laney. Contemplating her additions to a living mural on the river bank (above) is Kayla Bingham of Lake Winola. Photos and story by
Art Coolbaugh manages Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rental from the basement of his bar and restaurant in the village of West Falls. He has a number of special river trips yet planned before the season comes to an end. By Rick Hiduk (Also published in Living Susquehanna-Wyoming County Magazine) Swimming
Paddlers prepare to get back on the Susquehanna River on Saturday (top) after a hike to the Starrucca Viaduct (above), where the sojourners were dwarfed by the historic stone-arch railroad bridge, one of several highlights of a two-day, 15-mile paddle of the Great Bend area on July 28 and 29.
There are 444 miles of river between Cooperstown, NY and Havre de Grace, MD, most of it in Pennsylvania. Those who have paddled the entire length of the Susquehanna River’s north branch and main stem, approximately 50 of them and growing, have been branded by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region