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:
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.