Susquehanna State ParkBridge Ave., Sunbury
Size: 20 acres.
Geography/habitat: Riverfront park offering access to the Susquehanna River and the 652-acre Hepburn Street Dam.
Features/trails: Waterfowl use the deep water as a resting stop during spring migration. • The river is easily viewed from the park, but a spotting scope is helpful. • The paddle-wheeler, Hiawatha, offers river excursions May through October, and is a great way to watch wildlife along the river.
Must see: Rough-winged Swallows airborne over the river.
Key Species: Waterfowl and numerous passerines during migration. Ring-billed Gull and Fish Crow are regularly seen. Tall trees support Northern Flicker; Red-bellied, Hairy and Downy woodpeckers; Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Baltimore Oriole.
Directions: Take Route 15 north from Lewisburg. After entering Williamsport and before crossing the Susquehanna River, turn left onto Route 654. Drive 2.4 miles and turn right onto Valley Street. Drive 0.1 miles and turn left onto Brook Street. Drive 0.1 miles and turn right onto Arch Street. Drive across the bridge and turn left into the park. Gazetteer page 50.
Contact: PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Susquehanna State Park, Bridge Avenue, Sunbury, PA. (570) 988-5557. www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/susquehanna.aspx
Property Hours: 8 a.m.-Sunset
Visitor Center Hours: N/A
Time of Day: All day
Time of Year: March-May