Paddler's Toolkit: Columbia

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) is collaborating with Pennsylvania Master Naturalist (PMN) to provide an introductory experience on everything you need to paddle like a naturalist with our Paddler's Toolkit Workshop. Our third session of the season will be held at the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center in Columbia and includes lunch and a half-day paddle.

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Columbia Crossing River Trails Center; 41 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512

Registration: $15

Kayak Rental: $12


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Schedule (tentative)

8:30 - 9:00 AM: Check-In

9:00 - 10:30 AM: Opening remarks & "Paddling the Susquehanna Presentation" by SGP

  • The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership will explore the ins and outs of paddling. Topics such as gear selection, navigation, trip planning and packing, permits, on-water safety, minimal impact practices, and more will be covered.  

10:30 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 - 12:15 PM: "Everyday Naturalist Presentation" by PMN

  • Pennsylvania Master Naturalist will present on flora and fauna identification, geology, history, and stewardship practices to help enhance your paddling experience and turn you into an everyday naturalist.

12:15 - 12:45 PM: Lunch

12:45 - 1:00 PM: Transition to on-water

1:00 - 1:15 PM: Opening remarks, safety talk

1:15 - 3:30 PM: Paddle from PFBC Columbia Access to Blue Rock Access ~4 miles; This route is best suited for those who have paddled a few times; rated easy to moderate.

3:30 - 4:00 PM: Shuttle; Closing remarks

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Funded in part by WeConservePA and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program funded through the Federal Highway Administration.