As the river flows south from Sunbury, it bisects several mountains – Mahantango, Berry, Peters, Second and Blue – a series of five water gaps forged by the Susquehanna. The shallow river channel is adorned with over 400 islands between Sunbury and Harrisburg; primitive campsites have been established on over 20 of these islands.
The Susquehanna Division of the Pennsylvania Canal ran 41 miles from Clarks Ferry to Northumberland; scattered remnants of the locks, canal bed and towpath are still evident. The Millersburg Ferry is the only surviving ferry service along the Susquehanna and the ferries are some of the last wooden stern paddle ferries in the country. The Rockville Bridge, a 3280 foot stone 48 arch main line railroad bridge, is the longest of its kind in the world, built in 1902. The Susquehanna Birding and Wildlife Trail has identified a variety of birding hot spots along the length of the water trail.
Trail Guide: Middle Section Water Trail Map & Guide
Online Map - Explore access points and nearby greenway features!
Explore some more: See this great video story on this section of the water trail from WVIA's Green Life PA (Skip to the 15:00 minute mark!)