West Branch Day Trips

The West Branch of the Susquehanna River Water Trail is a 228- mile route that winds through some of the most remote and wild landscapes along the Susquehanna. 

"Of the 22 water trails in the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, [the Susquehanna River Water Trail- West Branch] remains the most wild and remote. It is the only major waterway in the Bay basin where paddlers have a chance to see elk. In some places, one is as likely to see bald eagles or bears as humans."
- Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal 2005

The water trail boasts a variety of historic and ecological attractions including the a covered bridge, the elk herd, and numerous lumber heritage sites. Upper sections of the water trail are limited by water flow during the summer months.  

Day Trips

Shawville to PFBC Deer Creek Bridge Access

Watsontown to Lewisburg - 8.5 miles