Susquehanna NHA Bucket List

Susquehanna NHA has built a fun, new list of exciting things to see, do, explore, and eat in America’s 55th National Heritage Area. Anyone can use the list to explore 55 unique and authentic experiences that take you on a journey through Lancaster and York Counties of Pennsylvania!

We are inviting you to come explore whether you are a local resident or visiting for the day. With 55 activities featuring Susquehanna National Heritage businesses, events, and landmarks, there is something fun for everyone! Share your bucket list experience by snapping photos, posting them to social media, be sure to tag @SusqNHA in your post. Complete at least five items to receive a uniquely designed Susquehanna National Heritage Area sticker!

Dive into our distinctive history while you are here. The Bucket List features historic sites and markers like, snapping a selfie in at the nation’s capital 1777 – Choose York or Lancaster – Both answers are correct! Discover the region’s African American and Civil War history. Learn how our region played a role in colonial America as a gateway to the frontier. Take a scenic ride through one of over 25 covered bridges in Lancaster County. There is so much to learn in Lancaster and York Counties when exploring the Susquehanna National Heritage Area!

America’s 55th National Heritage Area is here to connect you to all the cultural discovery and outdoor fun the Susquehanna has to offer. Discover a nature preserve or find a waterfall in York or Lancaster County! Uncover the hidden history of a ghost towns and be in two states at once when you straddle the Mason-Dixon Line! There’s over 100 miles of trails and more than 10 scenic overlooks that await your discovery.

Our region has one of the best growing climates on the East Coast and some of the most fertile soil in the nation! Generations of farmers have developed some famous fruits like the famous Washington Boro Jetstar tomato and the delicious York Imperial Apple. Learn about the native pawpaw fruit at the Horn Farm Center Pawpaw Festival! Celebrate our deep, fertile, and flourishing roots while shopping at some of the oldest farmers markets in our region.

The Susquehanna NHA Bucket List encourages you to have some old-fashioned family fun at America’s first fair, started in 1765! Enjoy the war of the Roses! All aboard one of three different railroad excursions! Find a unique roadside attraction like the Shoe House or a barefoot giant names Amos. Don’t forget to bring your passport to collect official NPS Cancellation Stamps from both Susquehanna National Heritage Area visitor centers for a total of 5 unique stamps!

Use the digital version. Download your Bucket List and get started! Pick up a paper copy at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA or Zimmerman Center for Heritage, 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA.

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 local history, as well as appreciating the expanding connections to outdoor recreation opportunities. In 2021, the Rivertown Bucket List series kept you busy all year exploring Marietta, Columbia, and Wrightsville. Now the Susquehanna National Heritage Area Bucket List explores the best of York and Lancaster Counties.

 

Susquehanna NHA Bucket List

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