Susquehanna River Water Trail - North Branch Section

photo: Kayaking on the river near McGees Mills. Photo by Sherri Clukey.

Length: 166.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Water Trail
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking

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Location: Sunbury to Pennsylvania / New York border
State(s): Pennsylvania
Counties: Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming,
Longitude: -76.51543
Latitude: 41.95764

Driving Directions

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In Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River Water Trail - North Branch starts with a 15-mile-long paddling journey from Oakland to Great Bend in Susquehanna County. It re-enters the Commonwealth in Bradford County at Sayre and continues 166 miles, ending at Shikellamy State Park in Northumberland / Sunbury at the confluence with the West Branch of the Susquehanna. You will paddle through a region of beautiful meandering river cuts in the Endless Mountains and then through the Wyoming Valley, passing many river towns on your way to the confluence. While following the North Branch Water Trail you can see Native American lookout points, the remnants of a past canal system, and an area that was the hub of the nation's anthracite coal and industrial boom in the 1800s. Eagles commonly soar high along the rock cuts. Peregrine falcons can be found nesting under a bridge in the Wyoming Valley. Whitetail deer, beaver, river otters, and great blue herons are seen along the river banks, and the water abounds with smallmouth bass and other game fish.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Puncheon
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Susquehanna River Water Trail - North Branch | Susquehanna Greenway
Website: Free Printable Maps
Website: Free online interactive map
Website: Maps for purchase

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Endless Mountains Heritage Region, Inc
Towanda, PA
(570) 265-1528
[email protected]

Trail Management:
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP)
Lewisburg, PA
(570) 478-0178
[email protected]



Kayaking on the river near McGees Mills. Photo by Sherri Clukey.

Kayaking on the river near McGees Mills. Photo by Sherri Clukey.


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