You are here
Paddling Pennsylvania's Rivers
Part of Pennsylvania's signature landscape is its waterways; from the astounding mile-wide expanse of the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg to the world-famous confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers at Pittsburgh that form the Ohio River, some of the most impressive freshwater formations on the continent are in Pennsylvania. Explore the many PA Water Trails that snake through these rolling hills, take a birdwatching and wildlife viewing excursion, or escape on a river sojourn guided paddling trip. Pack your paddles and plan your waterway getaway today!
One of the best things about Raystown Lake is its size. With over 100 miles of shoreline, and all the water you could want, Raystown Lake is the perfect destination for any paddler. You'll find several beaches, eight boat ramps, and the Seven Points Marina, which has boat rentals. Pack a lunch and paddle your way into the countless secluded coves and savor the calm, flat water. Visit the website for more information about lake conditions and paddling opportunities.
The Juniata River's headwaters originate on the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Front and eventually reach the Susquehanna River. Running through Central PA, the Juniata River is the second largest tributary of the Susquehanna, other than the West Branch.
The Three River Water Trail consists of 21 access points among 73 municipalities that provide paddlers a way to get out on the water around Pittsburgh. After all, the views of Pittsburgh's bridges are best seen from the water. Watch breathtaking fireworks over the skyline or paddle to a secluded and quiet bend in the surrounding hills.
The largest river on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, the mighty Susquehanna is legendary in its scope. Divided into four unique sections and over 500 miles, the water trails that make up the Susquehanna and the West Branch allow you to explore the heart of Pennsylvania, from Sunbury all the way to the Mason-Dixon Line.