Enjoy the companionship of other friendly paddlers as you watch for riverside wildlife, improve your paddling skills, and learn about local history! This trip is 7 river miles between Montgomery & Watsontown with an island rest stop mid-way.
We now meet at the Montgomery River Access a few minutes before 1 pm. After gear distribution & receiving paddling instruction, we begin our river trip across from remnants of the canal, then paddle past a peregrine falcon nesting site, under an old railroad bridge & around the end of a WWII-era dam.
Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagle sightings, experience body surfing a riffle at the snack spot, cool off new friends with our complementary water blasters, bask in the peace of the river, and notice the V of the pre-historic eel weirs as you make your way around their riffles. When the trip ends in Watsontown, you will get a shuttle bus ride back to your vehicle.
Cost: $45/person. If you plan to use a Canoe Susquehanna kayak, please review the Our Canoes and Kayaks page to help you decide which model you would prefer to use.
Cost: $35/person if you bring your own equipment. Boats must have current registration or launch stickers.
Reservations are required. Email Mail@PaddleHappy.com or phone 888-524-7692 (local: 570-524-7692) for details and to book your spot!
2018 Peace of the Susquehanna Trip Dates:
- Sunday, May 27 1pm-5pm
- Saturday, August 4 1pm-5pm
- Saturday, September 1 1pm-5pm
All end times are approximate.
All Canoe Susquehanna Trips Include:
- Well maintained boats and paddles
- Life jackets (PFDs)
- Dry bags to keep spare clothing dry
- Snacks and water
- Water blasters!
- Digital photos of your adventure
- Ride back to your car in one of our bright yellow buses.
- Paddling instruction, Local History, and Wildlife Information from our friendly, expert guides!
Meeting location map and GPS
41º 10’ 3” N, 76º 52’ 14” W
Directions: The nearest street address is 400 2nd St, Montgomery, PA 17752, but be advised that the boat ramp is at lower elevation than 2nd St (PA-54) so be careful and slow way down for the rather steep turn off of the main road. The map below shows 2 possible turns off of 2nd St, you'll take the more northward of them.