Flowing 228 miles from Cherry Tree to Sunbury, the West Branch forms the lifeblood linking what is now known as the Lumber Heritage region.
Here, Pennsylvania’s virgin timber was harvested throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries to supply lumber for shipbuilding, construction and coal mine props. Much of this lumber was rafted down the West Branch to markets on or near the Chesapeake Bay. Today, the West Branch flows through a northern hardwood forest of oak, cherry, maple and remnants of the great white pine and hemlock forests of early settlers’ times.
Designations & State-Recognized Landscapes
West Branch Paddling Itineraries
Water Trail Manager
West Branch Water Trail
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
301 Market Street, Unit #649
Lewisburg, PA 17837