Photo by Diane Peresie
Near Fort Hunter
Millersburg Ferry

Susquehanna River Water Trail - Middle Section

As the river flows south from Sunbury, it bisects several mountains – Mahantango, Berry, Peters, Second and Blue – a series of five water gaps forged by the Susquehanna. The shallow river channel is adorned with over 400 islands between Sunbury and Harrisburg; primitive campsites have been established on over 20 of these islands.

The Susquehanna Division of the Pennsylvania Canal ran 41 miles from Clarks Ferry to Northumberland; scattered remnants of the locks, canal bed and towpath are still evident. The Millersburg Ferry is the only surviving ferry service along the Susquehanna and the ferries are some of the last wooden stern paddle ferries in the country. The Rockville Bridge, a 3280 foot stone 48 arch main line railroad bridge, is the longest of its kind in the world, built in 1902. The Susquehanna Birding and Wildlife Trail has identified a variety of birding hot spots along the length of the water trail.

Webpage: Middle Section of the Susquehanna Water Trail

Trail Guide: Middle Section Water Trail Map & Guide

Online Map - Explore access points and nearby greenway features!

Day Trips - Explore day-trips along the Middle Susquehanna River Trail

Water Trail Manager 

Susquehanna River Trail Association



Explore some more:  See this great video story on this section of the water trail from WVIA's Green Life PA (Skip to the 15:00 minute mark!)