Backyard Tourism Week in the Susquehanna River Valley
Monday, May 20th - Friday, May 24th

The Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau loves our Backyard Tourists - residents who explore their communities and support their local businesses. On May 20-24, we will be celebrating you all week long at our new Visitor Center. Stop in and see the new space, enjoy themed days/promotions, sign up to win prizes and plan your ideal summer in the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley!

The new center in the former Montandon Elementary School Building will be opening its doors on May 20th. Stop in at 2733 State Route 45, Milton and help us celebrate our new home and tourism in the river valley. This year's Backyard Tourism Week themed events will include:

  • New Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting, 10am - Stop in the new Visitor Center at the former Montandon Elementary School Building, 2733 State Route 45, Milton
  • Whoopie Pie Wednesday - Stop in from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, May 22nd for your free sweet treat from Gable House Bakery in Mifflinburg.
  • Hot Dog! It's Friday!! - Squeeze In, Sunbury, will join us in distributing free hot dogs, drinks and chips from 11am to 2pm on Friday, May 24th.
  • Welcome to the Visitor Center Reception - Friday, May 24th from 5pm to 7pm. Help us raise a glass to this new chapter in our life with light refreshments and wine sampling from Iron Vines Winery in Sunbury, Shade Mountain Winery in Middleburg and Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury.

Backyard Tourism Week Raffle

During Backyard Tourism Week, sign up at the Visitor Center to win one of dozens of prizes donated by our amazing partner businesses.

Abe's Custom Woodworking
Basket

AdOne Advertising and Design
Blanket

AdOne Advertising and Design
Picnic Cooler

AdOne Advertising and Design
Insulated Tote Bag

AdOne Advertising and Design
Shirt and Tumbler

AdOne Advertising and Design
Shirt and Hat

Best Western Plus Country Cupboard Inn
Overnight Stay

Bloomsburg Children's Museum
2 or 4 Pack Admission Passes - 3 awarded

Blue Sparrow Farm
4 Tickets to the Lavender Festival

Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning
Gift

The Campus Theatre
Gift Bag - 2 awarded

Clyde Peeling Reptilad
Family Pack of Admission Passes

Corning Museum of Glass
Admission Pass - 3 awarded

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
Overnight Stay

Dwellings Boutique
Gift Basket

Elysian Fields Equestrian Center
Gift Passes

Fero Vineyards and Winery
$15 Gift Certificate

Graci's Flowers & Gifts
$25 Gift Certificate

Gray Squirrel Campsites
2 Nights Camping

Hoopla's Xtreme Family Fun
Set of Passes (Bounce, Golf, Skyrail, Toddler Zone)

Iron Vines Winery
$25 Gift Certificate

Isabella's Restaurant
$50 Gift Card

Knoebels Amusement Resort
2 All Day Ride Passes - 3 awarded

Knoebels Three Ponds Golf
2 Rounds of Golf with Card - 2 awarded

Kohls Stony Hill Farm
2 Corn Maze Passes - 25 awarded

Kraken Athletics & Strength Training
Gift Certificate - 1 free class

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
$50 Gift Card

Lewisburg Children's Museum
Family Day Pass

Lewisburg Downtown Partnership
$25 Downtown Gift Certificate - 2 awarded

Lyken's Children's Museum
Admission Passes

Mifflinburg Buggy Museum
2 Admission Passes

Millbrook Playhouse
Pair of Tickets - 2 awarded

The Otto Bookstore
Gift

Penns Creek Pottery
Pottery

Retrah
Gift Basket

Shade Mountain Winery
Gift Basket

Skeeters BBQ
$25 Gift Card

South Williamsport/Nittany Mountain KOA
Gift Basket

Squeeze-In
Gift Pack

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
Tshirt and Water Map

The Tack Room
$50 Gift Certificate - 2 awarded

T & D's Cats of the Wild
Family 4-Pack Tickets - 2 awarded

Union County Historical Society
Self Guided Driving Tour CD - 5 awarded

Union County Library System
Book Bag - 2 awarded

Watson Inn
$10 Gift Card - 5 awarded

Whispering Oaks Vineyard
$10 Gift Card plus Glass - 2 awarded

World of Little League Museum
Family 5 Pack Admission Passes