Whether you’re just beginning or wrapping up your holiday shopping, don’t forget to give a gift from the Susquehanna Riverlands. This holiday gift guide is our way of sharing our appreciation for history, art, craft beer, and outdoor adventure with you and your loved ones this holiday season. We’ve included some stocking stuffers, too! Find the perfect gift and support small businesses in the Riverlands.


For the historian, these are some of our favorite history books available to purchase locally. 

???? Flames Beyond Gettysburg by Scott Mingus Sr. | $18.95 available at Columbia Crossing

???? John Smith in the Chesapeake by Edward Wright Haile | $19.95 available at the Zimmerman Center

???? Massacre of the Conestogas by Jack Brubaker| $21.99 available at the Zimmerman Center

???? Susquehanna, River of Dreams by Susan Stranahan | $29.95 available at the Zimmerman Center

???? Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake by Jack Brubaker | $34.95 available at the Zimmerman Center



For the paddler, a new or used kayak, gear, or a guided kayaking adventure with kayaks, gear, and shuttle provided. Don’t forget the maps!

???? Shank’s Mare Outfitters in Wrightsville has all the gear you need for your next outdoor excursion. Plus they offer gift cards for their group activities. Great for someone who wants to learn a new skills like kayak fishing or paddleboarding!

???? Starrk Moon Kayaks in Delta for new & used kayaks, gear, T-shirts and hats, and more.

???? Chiques Rock Outfitters – Try a gift certificate for a kayaking trip on the Susquehanna, fall foliage paddling tours of the Conestoga River, an Intro to Whitewater Paddling course, a rock climbing adventure at Chiques Rock, or a new or used kayak!

???? For the paddler that has everything, pick up a Susquehanna River Water Trail Map. It will help them plan their own river adventure!


For the art lover, pick paintings and drawings by local artists or a book of a traveling river art collection…

???? Visions of the Susquehanna River Art Collection Book | $24.95 available at the Zimmerman Center or Columbia Crossing 

???? Zimmerman Center Print by Dave Haneman |$37.74 available at the Zimmerman Center

???? Original River Art from Artsy Girl/Diana Thomas Studio | available online directly from the artist

???? Hermansader Art Collectibles | available at Hermansader Bed & Breakfast by appointment call (717)684-7899.

???? Original Holiday Artwork and more | available at the Jonal Gallery. (717)669-1890

???? Garth Gallery offers great local art of all kinds! Enjoy a delicious cup of gourmet coffee while you shop at Cafe Garth! 

???? Tickets to an Upcoming Production at the Marietta Center for the Arts | (717)426-1277


For the beer or wine enthusiast, get growlers and gift certificates from a Riverlands brewery or winery…

???? Columbia Kettle Works in Columbia has growlers with great river places like the NW River Trail. 

???? Pig Iron Brewery in Marietta

???? Twisted Bine Beer Company in Mount Joy

???? Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy

???? For the wine lover in your life, many local wineries are open year round to pick locally from Nissley, Moon Dancer, or Allegro Wineries. 



Don’t forget the stocking stuffers!

???? Grumpy Bear Trail Mix & Granola, made in Columbia | $3.25-$6.50 available at Columbia Crossing

???? Passport to Your National Parks – get your first stamp at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage in Wrightsville or Columbia Crossing River Trails Center in Columbia

???? Northwest Lancaster County River Trail T-Shirt | $20 available at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center

???? Gift Certificate for a Getaway! Give your loved-ones a vacation at B&Bs in the Riverlands, like the Hermansader Bed & Breakfast, the B.F. Hiestand House, or Airy View Bed & Breakfast.