Middle Susquehanna Region
Running about 54 miles from Sunbury to Harrisburg, the Middle Susquehanna Region of the Susquehanna Greenway stands out for its network of river islands, many of which have public campsites great for breaking up any multi-day paddling adventure.
The Susquehanna River is one of the oldest rivers in the world—older than the Nile—and it shows in this region where the river carves through the Appalachian Mountain Range outside of Harrisburg. The place where the mountain range crosses the river is a designated National Natural Landmark, known as the Susquehanna Gaps. Other iconic landmarks include the Dauphin Narrows Statue of Liberty, the Millersburg-Liverpool Ferry, and the Rockville Bridge, the longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world.
Middle Section Tours
Whether you feel like walking or driving, have a whole day, or just an afternoon, there is a tour for you along the Greenway! Explore the links below and get going.
Middle Susquehanna Greenway Driving Tour
The Susquehanna River has been sending its waters and commerce to the Chesapeake Bay for thousands of years from Native American times, through the canal and industrial periods, and will continue to do so into the future. This driving tour will reveal some of the historic, economic, and geographic connections between the Middle Susquehanna River corridor and the Chesapeake Bay. This 95-mile tour explores some of the cultural and natural features of the Greenway and features audio interviews with local researchers and residents.
Native Paths Driving Tour
By: Susquehanna River Valley Visitor’s Bureau
Welcome to Otzinachson, the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. This tour will take you along the Native paths that formed arteries of exchange, communication, hunting, and war for Native peoples for centuries before the arrival of the European settlers.
Underground Railroad Driving Tour
By: Susquehanna Heartland Humanities Council
Riots, Rumors, and Stories: The Underground Railroad Period in Pennsylvania’s Heartland, a self-guided driving tour. This tour highlights our region’s history with stops in Lewisburg, South Williamsport, Williamsport, Pennsdale, and Muncy. Learn about local abolitionist movement, and disturbances related to the debate.
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