North Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region serves as the official Water Trail Management organization for the upper North Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail (NBSRWT). The North Branch has been designated as a National Recreation Trail of the National Park Service since 2009 and is also part of the Pennsylvania Water Trail System coordinated by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.

Portions of the NBSRWT flow through three counties in the EMHR: Susquehanna, Bradford, and Wyoming. EMHR serves as the regional partnership agency with the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) and works in cooperation with the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership to plan and promote activities from the river’s headwaters at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, NY to its confluence with the West Branch Susquehanna River at Sunbury.

Our shared goal is to connect communities and enrich lives through enhanced recreation, healthy living, economic prosperity and environmental stewardship.

The North Branch Water Trail Map & Guide has been updated by EMHR and is currently available in digital PDF format at the top of this page. After receiving funding from the DCNR, the EMHR is working to have the updated water trail maps printed in waterproof booklet format so that they may be available to the public for purchase. Stay tuned to our website and “Endless Mountains Heritage Region” Facebook page for more updates. To view stories and photos posted by fans of the water trail, follow the “Susquehanna River North Branch Water Trail” on Facebook as well.

The EMHR’s Water Trail Managers:

Emily Rinaldi – Appletree to Canal (River Miles 201 to 180)
Water Trail Coordinator

Dana Rockwell – Great Bend area (River Miles 356 to 339)

Keith Brown – Sayre to Laceyville (River Miles 291 to 240)
Endless Mountains Outfitters – Sugar Run, PA

 Art Coolbaugh – Laceyville to Appletree (River Miles 241 to 207)
Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rental – Falls, PA

Brian Swingle – Canal to Test Track (River Miles 180 to 148)
Five Mountain Outfitters – Shickshinny, PA

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