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

Funding for PA Conservation, Outdoor Recreation & Farmland Preservation in Jeopardy Once Again!

Funding for PA Conservation, Outdoor Recreation & Farmland Preservation in Jeopardy Once Again!   With negotiations still going on in Harrisburg about a Fiscal Code bill to pay for the state […]

2017 Susquehanna Heritage Flatwater Challenge to be held on July 15th

The 2017 Susquehanna Heritage Flatwater Challenge Canoe & Kayak Event will be held on Saturday July 15th at East Donegal Riverfront Park, along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail.    This […]

H.R. 2991 Introduced to Establish the Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act

Bringing National Heritage Area Designation to our Region   Susquehanna Heritage is pleased to announce that Congressman Lloyd Smucker, with Congressman Scott Perry and Congressman Pat Meehan have introduced H.R. […]

Upcoming Events

Weekend programs at the Zimmerman Center

These free public programs explore Susquehannock Indian life, the Susquehanna as an inspiration, and the nature and ecology of the river. Click calendar to see program times.   Native Lands […]

Solar Eclipse Program in Native Lands Park

Guide Paul Nevin will share stories of the ancient skies as we observe the solar eclipse from the Susquehannock village site in Native Lands County Park. What was the importance of the […]

Hour with a Park Ranger – Turkey Talk

Join Samuel S. Lewis State Park’s Environmental Educator, Curtis Sherwood, for a free kid-friendly weekly nature series! Meet on the deck at Columbia Crossing to explore exciting topics including Bird […]

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.