“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Susquehanna River Valley
Every Turn a Treasure
Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in the Susquehanna River Valley!
Many of our downtowns offer amazing, colorful, FREE fireworks displays!
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
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!
Things to Do - Places to Visit
The Susquehanna River Valley is ready and excited to welcome you to fun family attractions, unique shops, wonderful restaurants and so much more.
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
Susquehanna River Valley Restaurants are opening their patios and outdoor dining spaces to relax and refresh after a full day of exploring the Susquehanna River Valley.
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. Read More
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.
2023 River Rat Brew Trail Super Beeroes Passport
April 7 – October 31, 2023
The River Rat Brew Trail Passport is back for another round! This year, transcend beyond the average craft beer drinker and become a “Superbeero” craft brew aficionado. With the most participating breweries EVER, this year’s trail is a can’t miss event! The 2023 trail features fifteen super brewers across five counties, and will run from April 7 through October 31. As you tour each location along the Trail, be sure to check-in using your digital passport to verify your visit. No purchase is necessary, but we think you’ll want to try some of the delicious craft creations on tap along the way. Upon completion of all the brewery stops on your passport, you will be eligible to receive your 2023 Trail prize. This year, final prizes will include a set of fifteen limited-edition magnets (featuring designs from each brewery), as well as your choice of a Superbeero-themed hoodie or t-shirt and winter beanie combo. Break out those superbeero six packs and hit the trail!
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.
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:
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.
2023 Schedule of SRV Music in the Park Concerts TBA
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
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
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 2023 camps and registration information.
Camps in the Valley include:
Kids' Kave Kamp at Lincoln Caverns
Elysian Fields Equestrian Center Summer Horse Camps
Susquehanna Valley Golf Club Junior Golf Camps
Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course Junior Camps & Clinics
ZOO Camp at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Summer Learning & Reading Programs
Public Libraries aren't just for reading! They are also a wonderful resource for family activities, take-home crafts, S.T.E.A.M projects, community gardening and making new friends!
The Milton Public Library and the
Public Libraries of Union County look forward to meeting you and enjoying exciting family-friendly learning opportunities. Sign-up now for Summer Reading Programs!
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.
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