Summer Fun

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"Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." - Walt Whitman

Outdoor Recreation

The natural beauty of the Susquehanna River Valley is sure to inspire and invite discovery and exploration. The Susquehanna River Valley is home to the majestic Susquehanna River and is surrounded by stunning state parks and forests, scenic country roads, abundant fishing streams and a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

There’s truly something here for everyone – hiking, biking, off-roading, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, paddling, golfing, bird/wildlife watching, outdoor photography or simply taking a leisurely stroll through a park with friends or family. The Susquehanna River Valley has it all!  Read More


Attractions & Family Fun


Susquehanna River Valley Attractions 2021 Summer Updates

Inside or out, regardless of the weather, we have attractions for all to enjoy! Climb a hill at one of three spectacular state parks or climb the hills of world-class wooden roller coasters at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Discover wild animals and reptiles, concerts-in-the-park, galleries, museums and so much more!

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Susquehanna River Valley Summer Camps
Now is the time to register your kids for exciting summer camps in the Susquehanna River Valley. There are camps at children's museums, horse camps, art camps, outdoor and nature camps and sports camps. Visit our summer camps page for information about 2021 camps and registration information.

Things to Do - Places to Visit

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The Susquehanna River Valley is ready and excited to welcome you to fun family attractions, unique shops, wonderful restaurants and so much more.



Delightful Downtowns

If you enjoy a carefree pace in a rural setting, then you'll love the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley. Our charming downtowns are here to welcome you. Our friendly hospitality along with our gorgeous scenery, make the Susquehanna River Valley the perfect place for a couple's weekend getaway, a family vacation, a road trip with close friends or a business retreat. Read More


While here, you'll have the opportunity to shop in historic downtowns and one-of-a-kind shops. It won't be hard to find whatever you're looking for, including jewelry, art, fresh produce, homemade delicacies, clothing, antiques, furniture, quilts - and so much more. Read More

Shopping Pass
Be sure to download a copy of the Susquehanna River Valley Shopping Pass before heading to town. The Spring Shopping Pass provides deals and discounts at more than 30 small businesses throughout the Susquehanna River Valley. The passes are valid May 1 through June 30, 2021 and entitle the Shopping Pass holder to receive the listed discount at each merchant. Read more


Experience the flavors of the Susquehanna River Valley and take your palate on an adventure of discovery! Farm fresh produce and local meats combine to create cultural favorites and ethnic originals.

You can enjoy them in a variety of settings from intimate, cozy corners to fun, eclectic settings. Outdoor dining, takeout and curbside pickup options are always available as we work hard to make you feel safe and welcome!  Read More

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Outdoor Dining is the New Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the Susquehanna River Valley each year to enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, hunting and fishing. Now with a full year of lockdowns and restrictions lifting, a new outdoor explorer is who enjoys great food and drink while taking in the breathtaking views of our region! Read More


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Susquehanna River Valley Breweries

Pennsylvania currently ranks the number one state in the country for craft beer production. Central Pennsylvania is also home to the River Rat Brew Trail offering 15 breweries, each with its own distinct seasonal brews, ales and ciders. The Susquehanna River Valley hosts 10 of the breweries on the trail, all begging visitors to stop by and sample their beverages. Invite your friends, pull up a chair and taste something new! With the area's most talented brew masters behind the taps, there's always a fresh draught to try. Plan your trip today and join us in celebrating the SRV's finest local brews. 

Treat yourself to a self-guided tour of the award-winning breweries on Central Pennsylvania’s only craft brew trail - the River Rat Brew Trail. The 2021 River Rat Brew Trail Passport is bringing you some fun in the sun! This year’s Aloha! State of Mind theme will feel like a walk on the beach with the best cold brews — from your forever favorites to new discoveries. Plus, collect an exclusive River Rat Brew Trail Brewer-designed koozie at each participating brewery. Complete all the brewery stops on your passport to get the official 2021 Brew Trail choice of theme-specific hoodie or t-shirt + hat combo.

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Susquehanna River Valley Wineries

You don’t have to visit Napa or the Fingers Lakes for gorgeous vineyards and top-notch wines. Pennsylvania is ranked as the 5th most productive wine growing region in the United States. Summer is one of the best times to visit the Susquehanna River Valley’s eleven family-owned wineries where you can sample award winning wines, tour the vineyards and relax in the sun. 

Summer Events in the Susquehanna River Valley

Summer sunshine, relaxed schedules and a loosening of Covid restrictions stir the desire to get out and explore as the region begins to reopen welcoming travelers looking for open spaces, hometown hospitality, festivals and fairs.

Event providers are finding innovative ways to hold safe gatherings and virtual experiences for residents and visitors alike. For the latest event updates Read More

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Music in the Park

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Maybe that is why Music in the Park events are so popular and much anticipated each summer. They provide opportunities to come together as a community, fostering a sense of belonging, connection, positivity, fun and friendship.

2021 Schedule of SRV Music in the Park Concerts

Arts and Culture thrive in the Susquehanna River Valley! Discover Art Deco and Victorian architecture, concerts-in-the-park, mural tours, galleries, museums, musical performances, theatre and so much more. To see current exhibitions and art-related happenings, visit our calendar of events pages:



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History and Heritage

Historic Post Office Art, walking tours of historic towns and homes, a heritage park and nature trail, railway museums and model train displays, coal history museums, an underground coal mine tour and steam train ride, living history events and county historical societies will fascinate the most avid history buff transporting them back in time at heritage sites throughout the Susquehanna River Valley. Read More

The SRV Visitor Information Center offers brochures, maps, and materials to help plan a day trip or week-long visit to satisfy history enthusiasts of all interests. Our retail corner contains a wide variety of local history and heritage books, resources and children’s items. History & Heritage Events



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Garden Tours & Gardening

Gardens say, "Slow down, Look around you, Believe, Hope… " -Zoraida Rivera Morales

Whether for rest and relaxation or inspiration, a stroll through Gardens of the Susquehanna River Valley is a delightful way to wile away an hour or two. Or visit garden centers and farmers markets for new plants to spruce up your own garden. Find out more about the beauty of gardens in the colorful River Valley. Read More 

Mifflinburg Garden Tour
June 13, 2021 - The Mifflinburg Annual Garden Tour is back for 2021 with six featured gardens and the new Artisan Co-op for you to enjoy. Each garden will have either an artist or a musician to help you enjoy your visit.
Mifflinburg Garden Tour Information



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As you explore the Susquehanna River Valley post your own original photos that highlight your fun adventures and display the beauty and splendor of the River Valley. Whether you are exploring a local festival, experimenting in a new art form, fishing on the mighty Susquehanna River or relaxing on the deck of a local brewery, winery or restaurant, share your adventures and don't forget to #ExploreSRV.

You can also follow the hashtag to see the latest posts. Use #ExploreSRV for a chance to be featured on SRV social media sites, ads and our Official Guide to the Susquehanna River Valley!