Towanda: Student Heritage Sojourn

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:00am - Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

**from EMHR Facebook 5/17: Due to the threat of rain through the weekend, the EMHR Student Heritage Sojourn has been posponed to June 1-3.**

Location: Endless Mountains Heritage Region, 2 Jefferson St, Towanda, Pennsylvania 18848

Description: POSTPONED FROM MAY 18-20: The youth sojourn will take place from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3, is open to students throughout the four-county Endless Mountains Heritage Region, and will run from Riverfront Park in Sayre, Bradford County, to Endless Mountains Outfitters at Sugar Run, below Wyalusing.

“The goal of this trip is to educate our community about the environment, stewardship, ecology, wildlife, camping, kayaking, history and so much more,” said Keith Brown, who was recently named the Water Trail Manager for the Bradford County stretch of the river, having conducted this particular sojourn for the past three years.

Highlights of the sojourn will include stops at Larnard-Hornbrook Park, downtown Towanda, the Wysox River Access and historic French Azilum. Along the way, paddlers will pass Herrigan’s Island, Tioga Point at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chemung Rivers, Queen Esther’s Flats, and the historic Standing Stone. Participants will camp at Larnard-Hornbrook Park and the French Azilum Historic Site, where they will be met by historians, storytellers, entertainers, and local civic leaders who will join them for dinner and the evening’s festivities.

The final day of the paddle covers 10 miles from French Azilum to Sugar Run and often offers the most glimpses of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, bald eagles and blue herons. At the end of the day, students will pool the photos, video clips, and notes they have taken along the way for a presentation about how the sojourn has shaped their understanding of the Susquehanna River and the importance of stewardship.

Cost for the adventure is $75 per student, which includes kayak rental, food, and shuttling. Qualified chaperones with proper clearance are also needed for the trip. Those interested should contact Brown at 570-764-7102 or