Travel by canoe with NHSM and Petroglyph expert Paul Nevin along the Susquehanna. The carvings, which take the shape of animals, human figures and symbols, can be found on rocks rising out of the Susquehanna River. Dating back as many as 1,000 years. In the early 1600s, the Susquehannock Indians, for whom the Susquehanna River is named, occupied its namesake valley and traded with the arriving Europeans. Even before the Susquehannocks, the valley was home to the Algonquin-speaking Shenks Ferry people, who began fishing the river’s waters and farming along its banks in the 1300s.

Link to the Adventure :

COST: Cost: Members $55, non members $65/ $25 Kids AGES: 10 and up. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

LIMIT: 16 people

Payment in advance is required. Please pay online at – (scroll down to get to the event.)

NOTE: Please read complete details about the trip on our events page. There are options for carpooling that require an earlier start time.

Times are approximate depending on final put in time and take out time.

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