About the Riverlands

Play. Explore. Experience.

Close your eyes.

Picture a wide, majestic river meandering slowly past wooded foothills and quaint river towns. A high scenic overlook where eagles and hawks soar close by. Envision your family as you spend quality play time together sailing, motoring, paddling or tubing on the water … Feel the sunshine on your face.

Now you’re exploring an art gallery with your best friend surrounded by beautiful work. And now you’re in a winery … tasting luscious wine from a craft vintner you know by name.

Suddenly you’re hungry. What will it be tonight? French cuisine … diner food … vegan … mountain pies. It’s all within your reach.

And now you rest. Picture yourself asleep in a charming bed & breakfast … or a haunted inn … or a cozy sleeping bag. Whatever you want.

Now open your eyes …  To the Susquehanna Riverlands!

Play in the great outdoors. Explore history and culture. Grow your own traditions. And experience genuine hospitality, Pennsylvania style.

Play. Explore. Experience. Repeat.

A Place and a Partnership

The Susquehanna Riverlands is the ribbon of scenic and historic landscape along both shores of the Susquehanna River as it flows through Lancaster and York Counties in Central Pennsylvania.

The Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape is a collaboration of communities, organizations and agencies seeking to enhance this rich landscape through increased land protection, natural and cultural resource stewardship, increased public connection to these resources, and promoting sustainable economic development through heritage and outdoor tourism.

Pennsylvania’s Conservation Landscapes are regional initiatives where partners are working together to drive strategic investment and actions around sustainability, conservation, community revitalization, and recreational projects. These large landscape areas possess strong natural assets, local readiness and buy-in, and state-level investment support.

The primary organizing partners of the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape are:

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This website was developed with assistance from Discover Lancaster, Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and local businesses in the river corridor. Funding was provided through grants from Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Community Conservation Partnerships Program and Pennsylvania Heritage Areas Program.

Learn more about the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape

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