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York County Invites You To Discover The Susquehannna Riverlands

Published: 05/07/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Louise Heine
Destination Marketing Director
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
717-852-9675, ext. 109 or louise@yorkpa.org

Brent Burkey
Communications Specialist
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
717-852-9675, ext. 103 or bburkey@yorkpa.org


YORK, PA- Where can you admire bald eagles soaring majestically overhead and glimpse petroglyphs left by our continent's first inhabitants, all while kayaking on some of the most expansive and beautiful paddling waters in America - and do it all within a two-hour drive of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.?

The Susquehanna Riverlands in eastern York County is a wilderness retreat awaiting discovery, surprisingly close to major Mid-Atlantic interstates: I-83, I-81, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and even I-95.

Riverside communities of Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville offer small-town charm and boutique shopping, while serving as your gateway to backcountry adventure.

Find all the gear and guide services you'll need at Shank's Mare Outfitters as you dive headfirst into the region's ecotourism experiences. From Shank's Mare, embark out onto the water to explore the Audubon Society-designated Important Bird Area called the Conejohela Flats and potentially even find evidence of the region's earliest people in the form of petroglyphs.

Want to learn more? Discover more than 10,000 Native American artifacts at the Indian Steps Museum, where each item tells an engaging story, and expand your learning experiences in the region at the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area's Zimmerman Center for Heritage.

Or, are you up for a hike? The equally impressive uplands of the Susquehanna Riverlands are home to several nationally recognized trails. Even have the unique culinary experience of paddle-up, wood-fired pizza at the riverfront John Wright Restaurant.

Themed lodging packages offered at hotels and bed and breakfasts close to the Susquehanna Riverlands in eastern York County mean you can pair your escape with wine tasting, golf and more. Or if camping is more to your liking, a stay at Otter Creek Campground puts you right in the heart of the region.

Nestled in the bucolic Susquehanna Valley and just north of Baltimore, Maryland, York County is your weekend escape to fertile farmlands, rolling hills and picturesque river shorelines paired perfectly with a bustling central downtown where you'll find all the amenities of a big city but with a small-town ambiance.

York County is also at the center of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads Region amid other popular destinations such as Gettysburg, Lancaster County and Hershey.

Explore York and discover exhilarating outdoor adventures, engaging historical attractions, the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail and Susquehanna Ale Trail, farm-fresh dining, a vibrant arts scene and FREE behind-the-scenes factory tours.

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau's Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. The York County CVB's Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact; and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit www.yorkpa.org.