Watsontown, Pennsylvania

A Northumberland County Treasure

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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.

Watsontown offers well-maintained parks and walking trails alongside the Susquehanna River, historic architecture, a farmers market, plus great food and entertainment at several locations on Main Street.

Things to See and Do

Watsontown Canal Boat Park
  • Walk along Watsontown's main streets on foot to see historic architecture from this nearly 100 year old town.

  • Hike or bike alongside the Susquehanna River on the Watsontown Towpath Trail.

  • Take in the breathtaking view from the Watsontown River Bridge - but the bridge itself is significant, too. It is an unusual example of a long, multi-span open-spandrel arch bridge having solid barrels rather than individual arch rings.

  • Spend time on the Susquehanna River. Launch your kayak from the riverside PFBC Watsontown access off of Dickson Ave. Watsontown to Lewisburg Paddling Itinerary.

  • Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the favorite local hot spots.
    Ciro's Ristorante Italiano - Ciro's is a fine Italian restaurant that specializes in Neapolitan cuisine. Watson Inn - Serving more than just a meal, the Watson Inn is the place with fun dining at its finest.

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