Susquehanna Heritage is a non-profit organization and officially-designated National 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 recognized by the U.S. Government as a National Heritage Area.

Latest News

Columbia Releases River Park Expansion Plan

Columbia Borough has released the final draft of Columbia River Park Phase III Report and welcomes feedback on this plan. Susquehanna Heritage has participated with the process to expand Columbia […]

Spring Exhibit Showcases Local Artist

Susquehanna Heritage presents “Current Color – A Year on the River” by Diana Thomas Susquehanna Heritage will host works from Columbia artist, Diana Thomas. The collection showcases her journey to […]

America’s 55th National Heritage Area!

Susquehanna National Heritage Area OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED! Today, March 12, 2019, President Donald Trump signed S.47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a major national conservation bill […]

Upcoming Events

Sunset Yoga on the Deck

Thursdays: May 30, June 13, July 11 & July 25 7 pm – 8 pm Susquehanna Heritage and SWAY Yoga have teamed up to offer special yoga sessions. Join us for […]

Riverlands Trail Festival

Join us to HIKE, BIKE, PADDLE, or PLAY at the Susquehanna Riverlands Trail Festival on June 1st. Join us at Columbia River Park to kayak the Susquehanna River, hike and bike the Northwest River […]

Iron Furnace Group Trail Ride

Come take a guided tour of the iron blast furnace complex remains located along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. Departing from Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, the group will learn about […]

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.