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Welcome to the Headwaters River Trail!
River Trail

We have an amazing new resource we want to share - a newly compiled online "Paddling Guide to the Susquehanna River Watershed." Find resources on

  • boat launch facilities,
  • nearby amenities,
  • launch and river photos,
  • river gauge data and
  • a variety of maps to help you get where you need to go.

Visit it here: www.headwatersrivertrail.org/map

THE SUSQUEHANNA SOJOURN is an educational and awareness-raising event that involves a group of canoeists and kayakers paddling a segment of the Susquehanna River, camping on her shores and interacting with local towns and villages. The Susquehanna River is the largest tributary and provides almost half of the freshwater to the Chesapeake Bay.

Over the course of the Sojourn, families, scouts and individuals partner with local residents in river-related service projects and programs. The Sojourn receives prominent media coverage and is a unique and powerful tool for promoting environmental stewardship and inspiring conservation of our natural resources.

The last sojourn was held in 2013, take a look at some of the fun had by all in recent sojourns - showcased in our photo albums

Susquehanna Sojourn Logo
Who is the HRTP?

The Headwaters River Trail Partnership (HRTP) is a group of river enthusiasts from Broome, Tioga, Cortland, Chenango, and Otsego counties working together to improve recreational opportunities on the Susquehanna River and its 4 major tributaries (the Tioughnioga, the Otselic, the Chenango, and the Unadilla).

Within the next few years we plan to partner with the Chemung Basin River Trail to create a web-based comprehensive map and guide of the Susquehanna River Basin in New York.  This guide will aid in trip planning whether it is a day trip or a trip on the entire Susquehanna River from Cooperstown, NY to Havre de Grace, MD.

The Headwaters River Trail offers hundreds of miles of navigable waters and 60 public access points allowing boaters and fisherman to enjoy this natural resource to the max.  More access points are being planned and constructed every year. 

The Headwaters River Trail joins the Chemung Basin River Trail and Pennsylvania river trails to complete the entire Susquehanna River system all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.




Erin Heard
Outreach Coordinator/River Trail Manager
Upper Susquehanna Coalition
(607) 346-2727