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

National Heritage Area Bill Advances

National Heritage Area Bill Advances On April 11th, 2018 Susquehanna Heritage President Mark Platts joined Congressman Lloyd Smucker and Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz at the U.S. House Federal Lands Subcommittee […]

Community Yoga & Stars Over The Susquehanna

Community Yoga Every Sunday in April Sundays April 8, 15, 22, and 29.  1:00-2:00 pm Local Columbia yoga studio, SWAY Yoga, will be offering free, beginner, yoga classes on Sunday afternoons […]

Celebrating 125 years of Doc Hinkle’s Egg Dye and Rain Garden Clean-up & Planting

Celebrating 125 years of Doc Hinkle’s Egg Dye Celebrate Columbia’s eggcelent history by decorating your eggs with Doc Hinkle’s egg dye. This tradition goes back to 1893 when Samuel Hinkle developed Doc […]

Upcoming Events

Ranger Hour at Columbia Crossing

Join Samuel S. Lewis State Park’s Environmental Educator, Curtis Sherwood, for a free weekly nature series this summer! Meet on the deck at Columbia Crossing , all ages welcome. June […]

Art Painting Event with Ange

Enjoy an evening of painting by the river! This summer’s series of Art Painting Events will all focus on our beautiful river including river landscapes, the bridge, and masterpieces inspired […]

Weekends 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 – […]

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.