Each year, the Endless Mountains Heritage Region hosts kayaking sojourns on the North Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail and local lakes in order to promote outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship. These amazing trips are led by the EMHR’s water trail managers and often funded in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
The goal of these excursions, which often last several days, is to educate youth and other attendees about kayaking, camping, the environment, ecology, local history and so much more. This is done by incorporating special guest speakers from environmental and historical agencies from around the region into our sojourns, who provide educational talks to participants. River cleanups held during our sojourns also promote stewardship and tidier shores along the North Branch.
As water trail manager for the Susquehanna River’s North Branch, the EMHR and its many trail managers encourage the public to join us on these adventures and create incredible memories with friends and family. It’s all about creating a connection with the river and learning how to preserve this magnificent resource and keep its history alive.
Keep a close eye on our web calendar and Facebook page for upcoming sojourns and river activities!