2016 Susquehanna Sojourn

Photo by Chuck Haupt

June 17 - 19, 2016
46 miles of paddling the North Branch of the Susquehanna River
Shickshinny to Sunbury, PA

Break out the paddles, get your campfire tales organized, and join us for an exciting trip through some lovely and scenic sections of the lower North Branch of the Susquehanna River during our 3-day educational paddling trip. Join us for the entire trip, or a few days...it's up to you!

Its a special year for this section of river, as it has been named 2016 PA River of the Year! We'll highlight this special section as we explore the area's wildlife, history, river towns, parks and riverside trails.

Unlike previous years, this 2016 sojourn is paddling only. There will not be a guided bicycle portion, however you are always welcome to bring your bike and helmet to explore the areas around evening camp!

Registration deadline: June 1, 2016

Registration Packet (one per group/family)
Print, complete, and mail with payment


Extra Medical Form (1 per person)

Extra Waivers (1 per person)

Extra Adult Insurance Form (1 per adult)

Extra Child Insurance Form (1 per child)

Sojourn Schedule:

  • Friday, June 17: Paddling Shickshinny to Berwick, PA (13 river miles)
  • Saturday, June 18: Paddling Berwick to Bloomsburg, PA (12 river miles)
  • Sunday, June 19: Paddling Bloomsburg to Danville with optional extension of trip to Sunbury, PA (10 river miles with option to add 11 more miles)

Full and daily registration are available for you to customize your sojourn experience. Fees are $65/day for adults and $33/day for children. Registration includes:

  • Professional river guide service from Canoe Susquehanna
  • Campsites
  • All meals
  • Safety and event insurance
  • Sojourn t-shirt (poly-blend, not cotton!)
  • Exclusive educational programs and entertainment (history, local music, environmental stewardship & local riverfront park and trail stories)


Questions: Paddled a bit in the past, but want to know more details? Curious about our campsites? Contact Kassia Janesch at kjanesch@susquehannagreenway.org or 570-522-7229 for all your Susquehanna Sojourn questions and concerns.

Photo by Chuck Haupt

Boats:  You must provide your own kayak or canoe and paddling equipment. If renting, you are responsible for your own arrangements. Please make sure you are registered for this Susquehanna Sojourn before making your equipment rentals. Local outfitters include:

Photo by Chuck Haupt

Thank you to our Sojourn Sponsors & Partners:


Want to get involved? The sojourn is looking for cash and in-kind donations of snacks, bottled water, port-a-john services and more! We also love to have volunteers help out at our registration booth and during meal set-up and clean-up. Please consider supporting this great event as a Sojourn Sponsor, or volunteer! For more information contact Kassia Janesch at kjanesch@susquehannagreenway.org.


Photos of from 2012 and 2014 West Branch Susquehanna Sojourns by Chuck Haupt.