Official Guide & Brochures
Antiquing in the Susquehanna River Valley
Discover the fine art of treasure hunting in the Susquehanna River Valley! Our scenic countrysides are home to a variety of unique antique shops each with its own cache of distinctive offerings. Spend a day, weekend (or even a lifetime) exploring these one-of-a-kind shops located in old mills, barns, historic structures and thriving downtowns. You may just find that the richness of the journey outweighs the prizes you claim.
Cartoon Treasure Map
This cartoon map shows the majority of the 3-county region, as well as close-ups of Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, Selinsgrove, Shamokin Dam, Northumberland, and Sunbury -- all in a kid-friendly and fun-to-read format.
Covered Bridges of the Susquehanna River Valley
Think you hear the sound of horse hooves clip-clopping along wooden planks as you travel around the Susquehanna River Valley? Well, you’re probably not dreaming – Amish and Mennonite buggies are often spotted on many of our 17 covered bridges in the tri-county region, including one reputed to be the oldest in the Commonwealth. Provides descriptions and directions so you can discover a part of history that is not so far behind you.
Every Town A Treasure: Lewisburg
The authentic, historic downtown commercial district and adjacent historic neighborhoods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rich in culture, the arts, and steeped in history, Lewisburg invites visitors to stroll tree-lined, lamp lit streets, browse distinctive shops, dine in one of many friendly restaurants or stay overnight in a comfortable bed and breakfast.
Every Town a Treasure: Mifflinburg
Settled in the late 1700s by German immigrants, the borough was initially two villages: Elias Youngman's town at the west end and George Rote's town on the east. Early houses were log and chink construction. Youngmanstown and Rotestown merged in 1827, renamed in honor of the first governor of Pennsylvania, Thomas Mifflin. There is a bend in the streets where the two towns meet.
Every Town a Treasure: Milton
The story of Milton revolves around its industrial heritage and the people who have met the challenge of keeping the historic town moving forward. The narrative is preserved in the diverse architectural styles of its Front Street homes and Post Office, its Historic Downtown Walking Tour, and its new library at Rose Hill. Façade murals bring history to life, and buildings that survived fire and flood have been refurbished to house modern enterprises and a Model Train Museum.
Every Town a Treasure: Mount Carmel
Owing to the rich deposits of anthracite coal under and surrounding Mount Carmel, coal mining began in the late 1840s and continues on a smaller scale to this day. In 1891, nine coal mining operations were located in the vicinity. Three railroads, the Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and the Reading, passed through the community linking it to the great urban centers of the East and the West. Coal was shipped in both directions as the nation became dependent on coal for both industrial and domestic uses until the boom ended in the early 1950s.
Every Town a Treasure: Northumberland
Founded in 1772, Northumberland's location near the confluence of the north and west branches of the Susquehanna River influenced its development from the days of Native Americans and pioneers to its evolvement into a transportation and industrial center. The appealing architecture of Northumberland's historic homes and buildings and its traditional English layout enhanced by attractive green space and parks make it a quaint and peaceful place to visit.
Every Town a Treasure: Selinsgrove
Like many communities in the Susquehanna River Valley, Selinsgrove suffered from major fires in 1872 and 1874. The razed wooden structures were replaced-mainly by brick buildings-in many instances. Today, many of those buildings are still in use and house some of the town's most significant and important businesses, shops, and restaurants.
Every Town a Treasure: Sunbury
Founded in 1772, the City of Sunbury has a rich history, from its days as a Native American village and frontier fort to today. Due to its location at the confluence of the North and West Branches of the Susquehanna River, the City has long served as a regional transportation and industrial hub. Its picturesque downtown, historic district and vibrant neighborhoods make Sunbury a unique place to visit.
Regardless of the season, the natural beauty of the Susquehanna River Valley's streams, creeks, lakes, and its namesake, the Susquehanna River, invites all to explore the great outdoors.
Along with many pristine fishing areas, which this Guide will outline, the region is also home to three state parks: Shikellamy State Park and Marina, Milton State Park, and R.B. Winter State Park.
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The Susquehanna River Valley offers an array of golf courses, both public and semi-private, for all to enjoy. In fact, one of our golf courses was given 3 1/2 stars by Golf Digest. If you're looking for miniature golf (for the kids, or the kid-at-heart) we have several mini golf courses to offer, too.
The Susquehanna River Valley is a beautiful valley steeped in lore and undiscovered treasures – a region rich in cultural heritage. Enjoy a sampling of the structures and stories that have prevailed throughout the years. Perhaps this will spark interest and curiosity about who and what passed this way before us.
2022 Homegrown in the Valleys
This full-color agritourism map features farmers markets, pick-your-own farms, farm stays and more, in the Valleys of the Susquehanna 5-county region.
The Susquehanna River Valley offers all kinds of fun things to do for kids (and kids-at-heart). Even on rainy days, we offer a multitude of things to occupy your little one. Ride a thrilling wooden roller coaster, experience living history at a kid-friendly museum, catch a movie in an Art Deco theatre, or get up close and personal with the animal kingdom at a nature zoo or animal refuge. The possibilities are endless! But above all, have fun while you're here!
Mountain Bike Map
The northern section of the Bald Eagle State Forest offers excellent mountain biking on diverse trails. This map shows 140 miles of peaceful forestry road and 97 miles of bikeable trail.
Native Paths Driving Tour
Welcome to Otzinachson, the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. 270 years ago, during the colonial period, this place was on the southern edge of Iroquoia. It was here that Native Americans, colonists, and Europeans came together to trade, negotiate, and live.
This tour will take you along the Native paths that formed arteries of exchange, communication, hunting, and war for Native peoples for centuries before the arrival of the European settlers.
As Bucknell University Professor Katie Faull sought to uncover the long-buried story of Moravian settlers in the Susquehanna River Valley, again and again she was struck by the stunning natural beauty and historical significance unknown to most visitors to the area.
This map shows the 3-county region that makes up the Susquehanna River Valley, as well as surrounding communities.
Top 20 River Spots in the Susquehanna River Valley
The majestic Susquehanna River, at roughly 444 miles long, is the longest river on the east coast. It forms at the North Branch in upstate New York and travels through Pennsylvania and into the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Winding its way through the historic towns of the Susquehanna River Valley, it provides year round inspiration and recreation. This list is certainly not exhaustive, but provides twenty unique and memorable river spots.
Top 20 "Must Do" Off-Campus Experiences For Bucknell and Susquehanna Students
When you're not studying hard, watching a cool performance on-campus, attending a great reading, visiting the on-campus gallery, hearing a great guest speaker, or cheering your team to victory, sometimes you wonder .... what else is there to do?
Wineries of the Susquehanna River Valley
The Susquehanna River Valley is home to six family-owned wineries, all of which offer unique vintage wines, fun seasonal events and beautiful picturesque settings. We are also conveniently located in the heart of the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail. This brochure will help you discover all the information you need on the wineries of the Susquehanna River Valley!
The River Rat Brew Trail is a great place to meet friends for some amazing craft beer and excellent brew pub food. Pull up a chair and taste something new! With the area's most talented brewmasters behind the taps, there's always a fresh draught to try. Plan a trip to celebrate the Valley's finest local brews.