Getting geared up for the 2017 river season…kayaks, canoes, bicycles, binoculars. There’s plenty to get or rent for your Susquehanna Riverlands outing.

Here are great places to rent gear for your next adventure!


Chiques Rock Outfitters, Columbia & Marietta, PA

Available Rental Gear: Canoes, Kayaks, Dry Bag, Soft Coolers, Paddles, PFD (Life Vest), and Bicycles

Conveniently located along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, Chiques Rock Outfitter provides rental gear for paddling and pedaling experiences. Multiple locations for pick up and drop off means that you can combine your experiences. Paddle or pedal to lunch in the river towns Wrightsville, Marietta, or Columbia. Large groups like boy/girl scout troops can call for large group rates and package opportunities.

Shank’s Mare Outfitters, Wrightsville, PA

Available Rental Gear: Kayaks, PFD (Lift Vest), Paddle, or Wetsuits

Shank’s Mare offers a variety of rental opportunities in addition to their shop. Located in a popular boating area, Lake Clarke, this area has wide deep water because it sits just north of a dam. First-timers will find an event calendar filled with Know-How Clinics related to readiness and safety to get you started. Throughout the summer season, you’ll also find opportunities for guided paddle tours.



For all you pros out there looking to tune up your gear, here’s some great local shops to get you ready:

Shank’s Mare Outfitters, Wrightsville, PA

Shank’s Mare Outfitters store from is located in a historic 1880’s general store. Rooms of the store feature equipment and clothing for paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. You’ll also find all the outdoor accessories you need to complement your next Riverlands adventure.


Stark Moon Kayaks, Delta, PA

Stark Moon Kayaks is located in southern York County on the Susquehanna River and offers both whitewater and flat water boats and gear. With over 30 years selling kayaks and gear, they’ve got the knowledge to get you into the right boat.


The Cycle Works, Wrightsville, PA

This full service bike shop sells a variety of bicycles. They also offer bike repair and bike fittings. You’ll find a wide range of gear including clothing, helmets, and shoes. Check out their event calendar for unique guided rides and find them at community events along the river.


Susquehanna Fishing Tackle, Columbia, PA

This extensive fishing shop in Columbia, Pa has all you’ll need for fishing in the Riverlands. Their inventory encompasses tackle for saltwater, trout, fly fishing, catfish, and more. Smallmouth and largemouth bass fisherman will find a huge inventory of supplies as well. From clothing and waders to electronics and licenses, Susquehanna Fishing Tackle has got your fishing needs covered.


Backyard Birding Co., East Petersburg, PA

Just outside of the river corridor, you’ll find the extensive birding shop with everything from bulk seed to binoculars. There large array of birding books and binoculars will help you start your next birding adventure.