Celebrating the Susquehanna, Sunrise to Sunset
Jun 26, 2017 04:35PM ● Published by Erica Shames
Gallery: Sunrise, Sunset Susquehanna [5 Images] Click any image to expand.
Landlubbers are invited to spend the afternoon along the river at Susquehanna State Park in Williamsport, where from 12 noon until 5 p.m., a variety of hands-on, family-friendly activities will be offered free of charge. From minnows to mapping, critters to crafts, yoga to qi gong, and live music to storytelling, participants young and old can engage in river-related activities. Highlights of the afternoon’s events include musical river tales by folk musician Don Shappelle, twisted river creatures by Air Weaver Balloons, photography lessons with nature photographer Ian Adrian, and interactive environmental and outdoor educational exhibits and activities by local organizations and agencies.
As evening arrives, all eyes will turn to the sky as ticketed passengers will board the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat for a bird-watching, river-gazing, song-singing, and sweet-treat-eating cruise with Lycoming Audubon Society. “We are bringing a bit of sweet-treat fun to the river for the cruise,” offers Parenzan. “In partnership with Eat and Run and Sunset Ice Cream, guests will be treated to a specially created selection of ice cream sundaes with names such as Rocky River, Susquehanna Sunset, River Ripple, and Gone Fishing!” Loaner binoculars for bird watching will be available on the cruise.
To learn more about the day’s activities, to register to paddle in the morning or cruise on the Hiawatha in the evening, or to support our event sponsors, please visit: www.MiddleSusquehannaRiverkeeper.org. For more information on the SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by Toyota, please visit www.splashseries.org.