Susquehanna Pop-Up Paddle: Fall Edition

We are planning to hit the river again this Fall! Mark your calendars for October 8th for the next Susquehanna Pop-Up Paddle, a 6-mile excursion from Milton to Chillisquaque. It's a great opportunity to enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Greenway and the West Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail. How could you not be relaxed when your final destination has "chill" right in the name?

When: October 8, 2022, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

WhereMilton State Park (start)

    PFBC Chillisquaque Boat Launch (end)

Paddling Distance: 6 miles (easy)

Price: $20

Rentals: Limited kayaks and canoes are available. Mark your registration to reserve. 
$35 / single, $45 / tandem.



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Schedule (tentative)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Check-in opens at Milton State Park. This will be a time for participants to check-in and receive their appropriate materials. Light morning refreshments, restrooms, and informational tables will be accessible to participants.

Note on Shuttle: If you are bringing your own boat(s), please drop them off at the put-in at the Milton State Park boat launch when you check in. Please also drop off any passengers in your car with your boats at Milton. Drivers should then proceed down to the PFBC Chillisquaque Access. If you are renting boats, drivers should drop off passengers at Milton State Park, check-in, and only the drivers should proceed to Chillisquaque. We will then shuttle only the drivers back up to the put-in, due to available space on the bus.

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM: Self Shuttle (Drivers only head down to Chillisquaque, all others are asked to be dropped off at the launch site).

9:15 AM - 09:45 AM: Participant shuttle (drivers only) back to Milton State Park.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM: Opening remarks.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Launch from Milton State Park.

10:15 AM – 1:00 PM: Paddle from Milton State Park to PFBC Chillisquaque Boat Launch, enjoying the wildlife and ecology of the West Branch along the way. 

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: With help from our volunteers, participants will get off the water and transition back to their vehicles.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch; boxed lunch provided.

~~~After the sojourn, perhaps you would like to head back to the Susquehanna Greenway River Town of Lewisburg to recap the day with new and old friends over a well-earned libation or dinner at one of numerous restaurants and establishments. This weekend is also fun-filled with festivities associated with UnPAved, a premier gravel race in the area. After your paddle, you can head into town and catch a few hours of the Lewisburg Fall Festival -- with food & drink, live music, a bike rodeo & more kids’ activities including a Wooly Worm petting zoo, the Wooly Worm Winter Prognostication (like the groundhog, but fuzzier), sponsors, bike vendors, crafters and more! If you're a cyclist, consider signing up for one of the races on Sunday!

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