Winter in the Susquehanna River Valley

Exquisite Wintry Scenes around the Valley Give Invitation to Come Explore

Every season is the right season to visit Central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley and winter is no exception! Bundle up, get out and discover the often-missed joys and beauty of the season from glittering landscapes to cheerfully lit downtowns. Watch the steam curl away from a piping hot drink as you wander through fluffy white trees coated with fresh snow. Enjoy the crisp bite in the air and the crunch of frozen surfaces underfoot. Now is the perfect time to emerge from that blanket fort and enjoy Mother Nature at her finest.

Delightful Downtowns

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The warm glow of streetlamps welcomes you to take a walk through SRV downtowns this winter. Experience the sights, sounds, colors, and smells of the season. Thanks to great snow removal, sidewalks are usually clear and your stroll will take you past a wonderful variety of places to stop, eat, drink, shop, and warm up!

Learn more here about Susquehanna River Valley Towns before you bundle up and head out for your winter’s walk!

As you explore our diverse downtowns by foot, discover their unique heritage on a historic walking tour. Or take a mural tour and see a visual representation of our past. Town history and maps are available here.


Wintry Outdoor Fun

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Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Treks - The SRV has many trails popular for hiking as well as cross-country skiing and snow shoeing when the snow blankets the Susquehanna River Valley. Read more

Snowmobiling Adventures - Bald Eagle State Forest has more than 300 miles of state forest roads and trails open for snowmobiling. Maps showing the location of the roads and eight access areas are available from the district office. Read more

Winter Cycling in the SRV - Though you may usually put the bike away at the first sign of cold, cycling doesn't have to be over. offers tips and tricks for enjoying a great ride in wintry weather. Read more

Ice Skating Afternoons - When the Temperature Drops, Ice-Skating is a Fun Outdoor Pursuit for kids of all ages! What winter would be complete without a trip to the local ice-skating rink (followed by a hot cup of cocoa)? Both Sunbury and Lewisburg have places to lace up the skates and twirl and spin or play a rip-roaring game of ice hockey. Read more