→ $4 million whitewater playboating park below Holtwood Dam tested, about to open to public – LancasterOnline
This will be a great draw for the area – as were the existing features destroyed by the dam expansion – and the possibility of having world class playboating events hosted at the site is exciting. The one question I have is: Do you get to put in at the top of the shoot or is it only safe to use the area at river level? I think this is a question that will be answered when I head out there soon to do some photography.
If the lower Susquehanna had avoided the construction of the four dams that exist between York Haven and the Conowingo and the permanent raising of water levels they necessitated it would be one of the premier outdoor destinations in the country due its unique geology, history and natural beauty. Projects like this one, and the recreational opportunities created by the artificial lakes along its course, are needed to make up for the permanent loss of billions in tourism based economic benefits that would have accrued to the region with the rise of modern outdoor sports culture.
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→ The river side of Lancaster County - Bucks County Courier Times
Follow the link above for a general overview of places to see along the Susquehanna River's 40 mile frontage in western Lancaster County.
→ Susquehanna Riverlands plan aims to attract tourists - The York Daily Record
It's good to know that Mark Platts et. al. understand just how much untapped potential exists in the ...
→ SNYDER: Invasive flathead catfish has become a Susquehanna favorite - York Dispatch.
The article mentions a 40 lb specimen as being the record size catch for the state. But according to ...
→ Dutch Springs: Lehigh Valley Visions - YouTube
→ Let the River Run Wild - NYTimes.com
→ Region needs Susquehanna hydropower - Cecil Daily
My understanding is that prior to the removal of all four dams the toxic sludge behind them would have to be dredged out. ...
→ Stand-Up Paddle Boarding - Harrisburg Magazine
You can find out information about paddle board rentals at Susquehanna Outfitters.
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→ Photos: Holtwood whitewater park | York Daily Record Media Center
→ Mount Gretna offers nature, art, fun and ice cream - LancasterOnline
Very informative article about things to do and see in the Mt. Gretna area. Be sure to click over ...
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Region needs Susquehanna hydropower provided by York Haven, Safe Harbor, Holtwood and Conowingo Dams
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Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Has Come To Central Pennsylvania.
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Photos: Holtwood whitewater park
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Lebanon County’s Mount Gretna offers nature, art, fun and ice cream