River Town Bucket Lists

Susquehanna National Heritage Area started the Bucket List to keep our river towns busy during the 2020 global pandemic. The goal was to capture and share great experiences like shopping and eating at some of the local businesses, visiting heritage sites and learning about the town’s history, as well as appreciating the expanding connections to outdoor recreation opportunities. In 2021, three lists kept you busy starting with spring blooms in Marietta, then we turned up the heat in Columbia during the summer and we are ending with the changing leaves in Wrightsville this fall. America’s 55th National Heritage Area is here to connect you to all the cultural discovery and outdoor fun that the Susquehanna has to offer.


Susquehanna NHA has put together a fun, new list of exciting things to see, do, buy, and eat in this historic river town. Anyone can use the list to take a unique and authentic journey through town. Autumn is our favorite season to explore Wrightsville because there are so many great places to watch the leaves change! We are inviting you to come explore whether you live in town or you are visiting for the day. With over 30 activities featuring Wrightsville organizations, businesses, events, and landmarks there is something fun for everyone! You will be pleased with the hometown service found at these establishments. Share your bucket list experience by snapping photos, posting them to social media, be sure to include @SusqNHA in your post.


Discover pieces of Wrightsville’s history while you are here. The Bucket List features historic sites and markers like the oldest house in town, the Burning of the Bridge Diorama, and the Wrightsville Historical Museum. Find the Flame to Freedom at Fairview Cemetery and Constitution Square, the farthest point east occupied by Confederate forces in the Civil War. Explore historic landmarks that are hidden in plain sight or adventure to the Lime Kilns on Front Street!


Find our favorite shops and support our Wrightsville business community. Whether you are an adventure junkie or a casual shopper, we bet you won’t go home empty handed. Gear up for your outdoor adventures at Shank’s Mare Outfitters, or Hake’s Sporting Goods. Find unique ways to explore local with Long Level Marina or Cycle Works. Find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your visit or support your hometown at Gardener at Owl Valley.


The Wrightsville Fall Bucket List also features some amazing eateries like Rivertowne Restaurant or John Wright Restaurant. Try something sweet from Wild Batch Bistro, Jilly Beans Sweete Shoppe, or Half Nuts Popcorn Co. If you are looking for some local brews, try Hell in a Bucket Brewing, Burning Bridge Tavern, Wrightsville Inn, or Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery! You won’t leave hungry!

Wrightsville Fall Bucket List

Download your Bucket List and get started! Pick up a paper copy at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sundays 12pm – 4pm.