Around Elizabethtown: A Susquehanna River Activities Guide

The Susquehanna River is the largest and the most beautiful river on the east coast of the United States. Tourists and locals swear by this river because it offers a plethora of activities, regardless of the season. The tranquil river gives a whole new meaning to relaxation and rejuvenation. BBOnline recommends the following activities on the Susquehanna River.

Susquehanna River


The Susquehanna River is a beautiful paradise that is home to different species of fish. The river is a rich source of food for the inhabitants, and the shallow riffles make the perfect resting ground for crayfish and nymphs. Fly fishing is a rage in this part of Pennsylvania, with smallmouth bass being the main attraction. Anglers can try their luck at catching carp, panfish, catfish, muskies and the likes. The best time to fish is either during sunrise or sunset. If your goal is to fish for smallmouth bass, then feel free to step out from your Elizabethtown Bed and Breakfast at any time, as these fish can be enticed to bite any time of the day.


Boating is another popular activity on the Susquehanna River. This is primarily due to the fact that the river is a major fishing spot. During summer, tourists and locals flock to the river to go motor boating. Boating in the form or canoeing is a popular sport on the river. There are annual canoe races that are held here. You can contact any of the outfitters near the river from your Elizabethtown Inn for information regarding rentals.


The Susquehanna River is a haven for those interested in rowing. Several rowing races and training camps are held on this river. The calm and tranquil water makes it a friendly playground for the rowing enthusiast. From recreational tourists to professionals, the river will prove to be exciting and fun for all. Try your hand at sweep or sculling, you're sure to have a lot of fun.

Wildlife and Bird Watching Trails

The Susquehanna River Trails give you the opportunity to observe the wildlife of this region in their natural habitat. The rare and highly anticipated event is to get a chance to see the white tailed deer. The river is used by river otters, beavers and muskrats. This area is also a renowned bird watching zone. The month of May witnesses the spring migration of birds. Keep your binoculars handy to watch the flycatchers, vireos and tanagers in action. During summer the Canadian geese, cormorants and tree swallows make the river area their home.


The Susquehanna River has something for everyone. Come summer, the youth flock to this river to experience the thrills of waterskiing. The waterskiing trips are packed with excitement and prove to be a major source of adrenaline. The river is extremely challenging for the experts who can put their skills to the test. Training is provided by several outfitters to beginners and amateurs.