Towns and Countrysides
If you enjoy a carefree pace in a rural setting, then you'll love the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley. Our charming downtowns and vast countrysides are here to welcome you year-round. Here in the River Valley, you'll notice that we enjoy sharing the road with buggies and bicycles; that fairs and festivals highlight our rich history and heritage; and that the arts thrive in our galleries, museums, parks, and small cafes.
Our welcoming nature, along with our gorgeous scenery and year-round events, make the Susquehanna River Valley the perfect place for a couple's weekend getaway, a family vacation, a road trip with friends, or a business retreat.
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.
Founded in 1772, Northumberland is a picturesque community along the Susquehanna River.
Situated along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, the primary transportation route in the 1700's and 1800's, Watsontown grew as a transportation hub that spurred settlement and building of mills and businesses. Today, Watsontown has historic homes, manufacturing enterprises and access to recreation along the Susquehanna River and forests of central Pennsylvania.
The City of Sunbury sits at the heart of the Susquehanna River at the only place where the north and west branches of the river meet. Although Sunbury was officially established in 1772, settlement of this area began decades earlier. The river provided prosperity, recreation and ease of travel to about ten Native American dwellings. Because of its strategic point along the Susquehanna, Sunbury became the site of one of the most important frontier forts in Pennsylvania, Fort Augusta. Ft. Augusta was a reliable stronghold during the days of the French and Indian War. It also played a major role in the Revolutionary War where it served as the military headquarters for the American Forces in the Upper Susquehanna Valley. Sunbury became internationally famous when in 1883 Thomas Edison demonstrated his invention, the electric light, by wiring the city hotel. The hotel, which was the first building to use Edison's three wire system, changed the world and was renamed "The Edison Hotel" to honor the inventor. Today life along the river is still good and Sunbury is home to an array of restaurants, shops and recreational opportunities. Visit SunburyPA.org for more information about the community pool, ice skating rink, baseball and softball fields, skate park, splash pad, playgrounds and Keithan?s Blue Bird Gardens and a multitude of venue options throughout the city.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Lewisburg's vibrant downtown features more than 40 specialty retail stores, friendly restaurants, museums, B&Bs and an authentic Art Deco movie palace showing movies nightly. Lewisburg Downtown Partnership brings together diverse community interests and resources to promote the economic vitality, architectural heritage and cultural vibrancy of the downtown commercial district for the benefit of the greater Lewisburg community.
A nonprofit organization founded to improve the socioeconomic environment of McClure, PA.
Experience the unspoiled charm of a 19th century Pennsylvania town with its specialty shops, museum, historic homes and a busy calendar of events.
Mount Carmel Downtown, Inc. also known as MCDI is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community life in Mount Carmel Borough, to assisting the business community and to promoting new business ventures.
While fostering a business friendly environment, SABER works to enrich the life of the community and improve the appearance, spirit and pride of the community. SABER honors, preserves and celebrate Shamokin's historic past while striving to achieve a vision of the community as a more desirable place to live and as a destination to work, shop, eat and gather. For more information email [email protected].
Selinsgrove Projects, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization whose primary focus is on community revitalization and conservation of the unique character and heritage of downtown Selinsgrove.
Sunbury's Revitalization, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to community and economic development in Sunbury, PA.
T.I.M.E. is a non-profit corporation which is focused on community revitalization. It seeks to act as a catalyst in order to instill pride and a positive image for Milton.