The Susquehanna River, is the sixteenth largest river in America and the largest river lying entirely in the United States that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The river divides the eastern border of Cumberland Valley and the western border of Harrisburg. The river meanders 444 miles from its origin at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, New York and empties into the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, Maryland. For a picturesque view of the Susquehanna River and Harrisburg and a relaxing picnic spot go to Negley Park in Lemoyne.
Sections of the Susquehanna River that meander along Cumberland Valley's border:
- Middle Section Trail Length: 51 miles from Sunbury, PA to Harrisburg, PA. For more information on this section of the river visit the Susquehanna River Trail Association and for free maps visit the PA Fish and Boat Commission.
- Lower Section Trail Length: 52 miles from Harrisburg, PA to Mason Dixon Line. For more information and free maps on this section of the river visit the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area.
Fishing: The Susquehanna River's fertile limestone water is one of the best small mouth bass fisheries in the East.
Boating: For boating access points visit www.fish.state.pa.us/fish. To enjoy a guided kayak or canoe tour of the Susquehanna River visit Blue Mountain Outfitters.
Bird Watching: For birding hot spots along the Susquehanna River Trail view the Susquehanna River Birding & Wildlife Trail interactive guide.
- Catch n' Release:
- Fly Fishing:
- Smallmouth Bass:
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