Susquehanna Heritage is a non-profit organization and officially-designated Pennsylvania Heritage Area. We collaborate with local, state and national partners to advance our Vision for the Susquehanna Riverlands as a National Destination for outdoor fun and cultural discovery. Our work focuses on Placemaking that enhances the quality and appeal of the river’s special places and landscapes and Tourism Development that increases the visibility and readiness of the river as a visitor destination. We are part of HeritagePA, Pennsylvania’s statewide Heritage Area network, and are seeking recognition by the U.S. Congress as a National Heritage Area.

Latest News

Double Your Impact during ExtraGive!

Donating to Susquehanna Heritage during the ExtraGive will have double the impact this year! Each donation given online on Friday, November 16th will be matched dollar-for-dollar from a pool of […]

Canoemobile Flashback

Check out the Canoemobile Fun!   Enjoy a look back at this fun and transformative riverfront experience.       Fifth grade students from Lancaster and York counties paddled the […]

Lancaster Sierra Club Supports Susquehanna Heritage

Water Quality Analyzed by Local Homeschool Students       In early 2018, Susquehanna Heritage applied to the Lancaster Sierra Club grant program. The program supports the club’s mission to […]

Upcoming Events

Tadpole Time

Monthly Early Childhood storytime for ages 2-5. Tadpole Time will feature monthly themes that explore the natural world along the river, with a nature-themed story, songs, and activities that will […]

Zimmerman Center Heritage Lecture Series: Where the River Turns West

Where the River Turns West Susquehanna River views from Columbia to York Haven Above the town of Columbia, the Susquehanna turns west. Beyond the reach of dams, this part of […]

Notable River Residents: Stephen Smith

Join us at Columbia Crossing this fall for a three-part series on the lower Susquehanna River’s most notable residents in history. The lives of these individuals were molded by the […]

Stories of the Land

Friend of the River

Your annual donation in any amount makes you an official Friend of the Susquehanna River and gives you bragging rights for your support of outdoor recreation and heritage education, public access to the river, and tourism development and services in the riverlands of Lancaster and York.