View from Chickies Rock Overlook
Water Trail at Harrisburg
Photo by Amy Spangler

Susquehanna River Water Trail - Lower Section

Running from Harrisburg to the Mason-Dixon Line, the Lower Section passes through a tremendous diversity of natural and built environments, from industrial yards to bird habitat, including cutting through the heart of the Susquehanna Piedmont Gorge.  The river has a variety of unique geologic features including river potholes and deeps and important cultural resources including river rock art (petroglyphs). The water trail passes by a number of key power generation utility areas, and including four hydroelectric facilities, two nuclear power plants, a pumped-storage plant, and a steam-electric station. Much of the area is within the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Region and it offers abundant outdoor recreation, and cultural exploration.

Webpage: Lower Section of the Susquehanna Water Trail

Trail Guide: Lower Section Water Trail Map & Guide

Online Map - Explore access points and nearby greenway features!

Day Trip Paddles - Lower Susquehanna 

Water Trail Manager
Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Region