River Rat ResourcesMay 01, 2023 09:00AM ● By Lilace Mellin Guignard
For information on the water trails, such as descriptions of river segments, ways to check water levels, safety guides, links to purchase the maps, and registration links for 2023 events, check out: Endless Mountain Heritage Region—emheritage.org; Susquehanna Greenway Partnership—susquehannagreenway.org.
Find registration and rental fees online.
May 20: SGP Paddler’s Toolkit Workshop in Tunkhannock—Novices and veterans get information and resources for planning trips on the Susquehanna, then in the afternoon get on the water.
May 21: SGP’s Intro to Kayak Fishing at Montour Preserve—FREE program at Lake Chillisquaque introduce participants to the equipment needed to kayak fish, basic paddling skills and safety, and provide an opportunity for participants to test out their skills on the water. All paddling equipment and fishing equipment will be provided. Please pre-register.
June 2-10: EMHR’s 25th Anniversary and River of the Year Sojourn—A weeklong paddle covering nearly 120 miles from Sayre to Shickshinny, including daily entertainment and activities as well as meals from local restaurants and caterers. You can choose to so a single-day, three-day, or full-week paddle.
June 3: SGP Outdoor Expo at Shikellamy State Park—From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. enjoy fifty booths of outdoor gear and information, as well as hands-on clinics and demos. Food trucks and live music. Free admission.
June 15-16: EMHR’s Youth Heritage Sojourn—A three-day journey from Laceyville to West Falls (33.5 river miles) for students grades six through twelve that teaches kayaking safety, Susquehanna history, and environmental stewardship. The group will stay at Camp Lackawanna each night.
June 24: SGP’s Paddlers Toolkit Workshop at Montour Preserve—Novices and veterans get information and resources for planning trips on the Susquehanna, then in the afternoon get on the water.
July 8: SGP’s Paddlers Toolkit Workshop at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center—Novices and veterans get information and resources for planning trips on the Susquehanna, then in the afternoon get on the water.
July 15: EMHR’s Summer Heritage Benefit Paddle—Paddle eleven miles from Mehoopany Boat Launch to Riverside Park in Tunkhannock, and cap it off with a history presentation, catered dinner, and wine tasting. A fundraiser for the Wyoming County Historical Society.
Sept. 29-30: EMHR’s Outdoor Heritage Expo, Wyoming County Fairgrounds—From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, visit booths of heritage organizations, conservation agencies, and outdoor gear vendors. There’ll be guest speakers, raffles, and sways to get on the trails and river. Free admission.
Oct. 7: EMHR’s Fall Heritage Benefit Paddle—Paddle ten miles from the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club to Endless Mountain Outfitters, where there will be live music, a catered dinner, cider and wine tasting, and more. A fundraiser for Bradford County Parks.
Check out what services and special paddles these Susquehanna River outfitters offer.
Endless Mountain Outfitters
7474 Rt. 187, Sugar Run, PA 18846
Susquehanna Kayak and Canoe Rentals
2374 Sullivans Trail, Falls, PA 18615
Five Mountain Outfitters
95 Main Street, Shickshinny, PA 18655
Riverside Adventure Company
476 D & H Ave, Riverside, PA 17868