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Paddle overview


Our most popular paddle trips

Four hours to full weekend

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Paddle overview


Our most popular paddle trips

Four hours to full weekend

Typically, running from April to November.  Please contact us, if you have questions.

Select the trip that is best for your group!

All of these trips are on class 1 (easiest) Susquehanna River waters.  All of these trips are family friendly, safe and physically "doable" for most folks.

Check our "Rec Calendar" to see what other events are scheduled on weekends you may be considering for your trip.  Use the "Custom trip" button, if none of our standard offerings on this page work for you.

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Bloom to Danville paddle


OUR MOST POPULAR PADDLE

Bloomsburg to Danville

3 - 5 hours
About 11 miles

Bloom to Danville paddle


OUR MOST POPULAR PADDLE

Bloomsburg to Danville

3 - 5 hours
About 11 miles

Bloomsburg to Danville package
from 35.00
boat:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Quiet.  Beautiful.  Peaceful.  Historic.

This paddle trip is "right sized" for so many people:

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Long enough to get a good river experience.
  • Not so long that it is outside the conditioning of most paddlers.
  • Typically, smooth class 1 water, with only seasonal exceptions. 
  • No portage sections
  • No logistical vehicle considerations
  • Safe and enjoyable for people of all ages

Start and finish location:

100 Ave. D & H north
Riverside, PA 17868

Just show up at the day and time you specify in the form below, park and we will shuttle you and your gear to one of our two start location.  You finish at our location, pull your boats on shore, and walk about 50 yds to your vehicles. Easy!

11 miles of quiet, class 1 water, in which to relax, talk, and enjoy being outside for a half day.

11 miles of quiet, class 1 water, in which to relax, talk, and enjoy being outside for a half day.

Bloomsburg launch locations: 

The Rupert covered bridge.  

The Rupert covered bridge.  

The Bloomsburg Town Park

The Bloomsburg Town Park

The location in Rupert is next to this historic covered bridge and allows padders to first enjoy a section of the beautiful (and also class 1 water) Fishing Creek.  At the put in location, there are calm pool, rock formations, a rope swing, and usually groups of locals swimming (as this is one of the favorite area swimming locations.

The second location is the Bloomsburg Town Park launch.
This location allows for plentiful parking (if that's a factor), and direct access to the Susquehanna

We have two launch locations because the river is a dynamic situation.  Other groups, traffic, construction, river conditions, etc can all factor into our decision of launch locations.  R.A.C. staff will try our hardest to honor your preference of launch locations (if you have one), but in the end, that decision will be at the discretion of the R.A.C. staff.

River Section Features:

  • Quiet.  Not many roads or power boats, so it gets quiet.
  • Peace.  A slow, flat water paddle is good for the soul.
  • Time.  To talk or not talk.  Your choice.
  • Flora. Lots of trees, flowers and fresh air to breathe.
  • Fauna. Eagles, beaver, ducks, song birds, and fish to enjoy.
  • Historic. Rail road bridges, Canals, old Indian encampments.

R.A.C. Finish Location:

Getting finished paddling and simply wandering up the bank to your car, is the best way to finish a paddle trip.  But if you need more adventure packed in your day, our location is just a short walk to the Historic train station Shade Mountain Winery location, Heeters Ice Cream and diner, the Muffin man coffee shop, Danville's Old Forge Brewing Company, and lots of shopping both in Riverside, and across the River in Danville.  Feel free to leave your car in our lot, and wander.  Better yet, bring some bicycles (or rent some from us) and continue your adventure by bike!  So many great things to see, do and explore in and around the Riverside Adventure Company!


Bloomsburg to Danville package
from 35.00

Our most popular trip.

4 - 5 hours on the water

Includes personal floatation device and paddles

Includes shuttle for parties over 4 paddlers

boat:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

TO BOOK:

Select a boat from the pull-down menu at right.  You will be asked to provide some contact information and items pertaining to your trip.  You will also be asked to approve a waiver.

When you have satisfactorily completed the form, it will be added to your cart.

Complete that process for each person in your party.

After you have everyone that you would like to register, added to your cart, you can finish the transaction by using the "Checkout" button.  There, you can provide payment information, and complete your registration for your adventure!

Thank you for your consideration, and looking forward to seeing you on the award winning North Branch of the Susquehanna River!

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Danville To Sunbury


OUR BIGGEST WATER PADDLE

Danville to Sunbury

4 - 6 hours
About 11 miles

Danville To Sunbury


OUR BIGGEST WATER PADDLE

Danville to Sunbury

4 - 6 hours
About 11 miles

Danville to Sunbury Confluence package
from 35.00
boat:
Quantity:
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Slower, wider, less remote.

This paddle trip is "doable" for most people, and offers more human interaction:

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Long enough to get a good river experience.
  • Not so long that it is outside the conditioning of most paddlers.
  • Typically, smooth class 1 water, with only seasonal exceptions. 
  • No portage sections
  • No logistical vehicle considerations
  • Safe and enjoyable for people of all ages

Start and finish location:

100 Ave. D & H north
Riverside, PA 17868

Just show up at the day and time you specify in the form below, park and we will put you in the river at our shop location.  You finish at our the Sunbury confluence location.  We will shuttle you and your gear from Sunbury back to Danville, and you awaiting vehicle.  Details below.

11 miles of quiet, class 1 water, in which to relax, talk, and enjoy being outside for a half day.

11 miles of quiet, class 1 water, in which to relax, talk, and enjoy being outside for a half day.

Danville launch location: 

Eagles are routinely seen on this section of water.

Eagles are routinely seen on this section of water.

Shikellamy State Park and the Overlook are awe inspiring locations.

Shikellamy State Park and the Overlook are awe inspiring locations.

Your trip will start at our location in Riverside PA (see map above).  You will arrive, park your vehicle, and unload your gear.   We'll quickly get you outfitted with paddles, pfd's, and your boat, while we brief you in regard to what the locals have been experiencing on the river lately.

Once you are ready to begin your journey, you'll be safely launched and within minutes you will be paddling past historic eel weirs and Delaware Indian campsite locations at the mouth of the Mahoning Creek.  Keep your eye out for Bald Eagles, as they are routinely seen in this area of river!

River Section Features:

  • Quiet.  Some times of year are more quiet than others.
  • Peace.  A slow, flat water paddle is good for the soul.
  • Time.  To talk or not talk.  Your choice.
  • Flora. Lots of trees, flowers and fresh air to breathe.
  • Fauna. Eagles, beaver, ducks, song birds, and fish to enjoy.
  • Historic. Rail road bridges, Canals, old Indian encampments.
  • More people.  this section is deeper, and therefore has more motorized boats.  Some people like this fact, some don't.

Shikellamy State Park finish location:

Created and maintained by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Shikellamy State Park is a beautiful destination to conclude your adventure.  This island is located where the North branch of the Susquehanna and the West Branch converge (hence the name of "confluence").  We partner with Lake Augusta Outfitters to give our adventurers, a safe welcoming place to take out, stretch the legs and explore the island.  When you are done, simply give us a call, and we'll be there in around 30 minutes to pick you up and shuttle you back to our location, and your vehicles.  It's that simple!


Danville to Sunbury Confluence package
from 35.00

Our most open water trip.

4 - 5 hours on the water

Includes personal floatation device and paddles

*Includes shuttle for parties over 4 paddlers

boat:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

TO BOOK:

Select a boat from the pull-down menu at right.  You will be asked to provide some contact information and items pertaining to your trip.  You will also be asked to approve a waiver.

When you have satisfactorily completed the form, it will be added to your cart.

Complete that process for each person in your party.

After you have everyone that you would like to register, added to your cart, you can finish the transaction by using the "Checkout" button.  There, you can provide payment information, and complete your registration for your adventure!

Thank you for your choosing R.A.C.   Looking forward to seeing you on the award winning North Branch of the Susquehanna River!

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Overnight paddle trips


OVERNIGHT TRIPS

Nanticoke to Sunbury...and places in between

1 or 2 nights
22 to 50 miles

Overnight paddle trips


OVERNIGHT TRIPS

Nanticoke to Sunbury...and places in between

1 or 2 nights
22 to 50 miles

1 & 2 night - "Weekender" - paddle packages
from 35.00
boat:
nights:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

"River time".  Learn what it means.  Live it.

When you spend days on the river: things change.  People change.  Time changes.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • An overnight experience on the river is unforgettable.
  • Daily paddles within the conditioning of most paddlers.
  • Typically, smooth class 1 water, with only seasonal exceptions. 
  • No portage sections
  • No logistical vehicle considerations
  • Safe and enjoyable for people of all ages

Start and finish location:

100 Ave. D & H north
Riverside, PA 17868

Overnight trips are different:

Show up at our location on the day and time you specify.  Park and we will shuttle you to your predetermined launch location.  Overnight trips offer a lot of options for start, finish, gear, food, lodging, etc. 

Planning your overnight trip:

On this page we will review the options of an overnight river adventure.  As we do, you will experience a "pre-paddle" as you envision how this might all come together.  This is a fun, exercise, but I caution you against getting too deep into expectations at this point.  If their is one thin you learn, as an outfitter over time is set your Adventurers expectations properly.  Expecting your trip to go exactly as you "pre-paddle" experience it, is a recipe for disaster.  Real life, is not a controlled environment.  Set your expectation accordingly.

Some tips for your planning:

  • Aggressive paddlers might want to start in Nanticoke and finish at the Sunbury Confluence location (57 miles). 
  • More recreational groups, might want to start in Shickshinny and finish in Danville (36 miles). 
  • And there are many options in between the previous two extremes (as little as 25 miles).  Please plan realistically.
This is the stretch of the North Branch of the Susquehanna River that we most usually service.  Green towns are the most paddle friendly locations.

This is the stretch of the North Branch of the Susquehanna River that we most usually service.  Green towns are the most paddle friendly locations.

Picking a launch location: 

Bagged lunch in foreground.  Blue sky and wide open space in background.  Heaven.

Bagged lunch in foreground.  Blue sky and wide open space in background.  Heaven.

Eagles are routinely seen on this section of water.

Eagles are routinely seen on this section of water.

Your trip will start at our location in Riverside PA (see map above).  You will arrive, park your vehicle, and unload your gear.   We'll quickly get you outfitted with paddles, pfd's, and your boat, while we brief you in regard to what the locals have been experiencing on the river lately.  Next step: a shuttle ride to your predetermined launch location. 

Picking a launch location is IMPORTANT. 

Beating your group into submission is not the right plan for most groups.  Usually, groups find a more leisurely pace most enjoyable.  You know your group best.  We'll work to your decision.

River Section Features:

Second night dinner.  Steak and salad and drinks and friendship.

Second night dinner.  Steak and salad and drinks and friendship.

  • Quiet.  Some times of year are more quiet than others.
  • Peace.  A slow, flat water paddle is good for the soul.
  • Time.  To talk or not talk.  Your choice.
  • Flora. Lots of trees, flowers and fresh air to breathe.
  • Fauna. Eagles, beaver, ducks, song birds, and fish to enjoy.
  • Historic. Rail road bridges, Canals, old Indian encampments.
  • More people.  this section is deeper, and therefore has more motorized boats.  Some people like this fact, some don't.

Once you are ready to begin your journey, you'll be safely launched and within minutes you will be paddling past historic eel weirs and Delaware Indian campsite locations at the mouth of the Mahoning Creek.  Keep your eye out for Bald Eagles, as they are routinely seen in this area of river!

R.A.C. can provide this shelter for up to 6 people.  it's an option for overnight adventurers.

R.A.C. can provide this shelter for up to 6 people.  it's an option for overnight adventurers.

A campfire by river edge is magical.

A campfire by river edge is magical.

Food:

We can provide food for your group as an option.  Below is the menu as we typically find our Adventurers find pleasing.  We have limited options at remote locations.  We hope you understand.

You can see a TYPICAL MENU HERE

Breakfast, bag lunches for the river and some legendary dinners, make taking the food option, a consideration for those Adventurers wishing to have a slightly less rustic affair.

 

Lodging:

Shikellamy State Park and the Overlook are awe inspiring locations.

Shikellamy State Park and the Overlook are awe inspiring locations.

Typically, our Adventurers provide their own tents for their shelter.  However, there is another option.

R.A.C. has a 6 person pop-up camper we can use on some of our remote camp locations.  It's an option on the form you fill out to use the camper.  If you are interested, you can see costs during the registration process, and we can take it from there.

 

Getting Ready for your trip:

What to bring?  So many options.  There are different ways to handle weekends on the river.  More experienced paddlers, might opt for less gear.  Beginners, might want to make sure they have all their bases covered instead of feeling unprepared in the event of an unexpected need.  The choice is yours.

To help you get ready, we have prepared our "Paddle Support Pages".  These pages act as our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) and they help you visualize your trip, and get ready, before you are actually on the trip.

Items from things go pack, to safety to itineraries can be found here.  Please take a few moments to look over this material, as it will help you prepare for your weekend on the river:

Click here for our PADDLE SUPPORT PAGES

Shikellamy State Park finish location:

Created and maintained by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Shikellamy State Park is a beautiful destination to conclude your adventure.  This island is located where the North branch of the Susquehanna and the West Branch converge (hence the name of "confluence").  We partner with Lake Augusta Outfitters to give our adventurers, a safe welcoming place to take out, stretch the legs and explore the island.  When you are done, simply give us a call, and we'll be there in around 30 minutes to pick you up and shuttle you back to our location, and your vehicles.  It's that simple!


1 & 2 night - "Weekender" - paddle packages
from 35.00

Overnight kayak and canoe packages on the Susquehanna River

boat:
nights:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

TO BOOK:

  1. Select a boat from the pull-down menu at right. 
  2. Select the time of your stay (1 or 2 nights)
  3. Click the "Add to cart" button. 

You will be asked to provide some contact information and items pertaining to your trip. 

You will also be asked to approve a waiver.

You will be asked to consider a variety of options for your trip.  Check of the items of interest.  By clicking them now, you ARE NOT locked into any services, fees, or schedule.  They are there as items of consideration, as we plan your trip.  Once your entire party has completed the preliminary registration process, a R.A.C. Representative will contact you to work out the details of the trip and present you with a finally tally for the group and services requested.  At that point, we will more formally complete your registration.  This first step merely reserves your spot, gear and transportation in a very fluid way.

When you have satisfactorily completed the form, it will be added to your cart.

Complete that process for each person in your party.  You can also have them complete their own registration separately.

Use the "GROUP NAME" on the registration form, so that it's easy for us at R.A.C. to properly identify the members of your group.

After you have everyone that you would like to register, added to your cart, you can finish the transaction by using the "Checkout" button.  There, you can provide payment information, and complete your registration for your adventure and others you are registering!

Thank you for your choosing R.A.C.   Looking forward to seeing you on the award winning North Branch of the Susquehanna River!

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Custom paddle trip


Make your own Adventure

Custom paddle trip


Make your own Adventure

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