At 181 miles, this stretch of the river is characterized by a vast range of landscapes, from rolling meadows, farms, & forests to seemingly endless mountains, from vibrant cities with industrial pasts to quaint river towns that dot the winding river valley.

In addition to abundant outdoor recreation, this section also boasts Classic Americana communities like Towanda, Laceyville, Tunkhannock, Shickshinny, Bloomsburg, and Danville, as well as thriving urban areas like Pittston and Wilkes-Barre.

Designations & State-Recognized Landscapes

North Branch Paddling Itineraries

Berwick: Wetlands to Test Track Park

7.75 (6.7 miles for Alternate Route)


Meshoppen to Tunkhannock Access

14 miles


Oakland to Hallstead River Access

12 miles


Towanda Area Paddle

4.5 miles


West Nanticoke Canal Park to PFBC Union Township

6 miles


PFBC Bloomsburg to Danville Montgomery Park

12.5 miles


Berwick’s Test Track Park to PFBC Bloomsburg

10 miles


Wysox to PFBC Terrytown Access

14.3 miles

Water Trail Managers

Upper North Branch Water Trail
Endless Mountains Heritage Region
602 Main Street, Suite 7
Towanda, PA 18848

Lower North Branch Water Trail
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
301 Market Street, Unit #301
Lewisburg, PA 17837
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