More than 60 paddlers will join the 22nd anniversary of the Susquehanna River Sojourn this week, gathering Wednesday June 13 at Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown.
The Susquehanna Sojourn is an educational and awareness-raising event that involves a group of canoeists and kayakers paddling a segment of the Susquehanna River, camping on her shores and interacting with local towns and villages. Over the course of the Sojourn, families, scouts and individuals partner with local residents in river-related service projects and programs while learning about the heritage of the region. The Sojourn is a unique and powerful tool for promoting environmental stewardship and inspiring conservation of our natural resources.
The Susquehanna Sojourn starts at the headwaters of the 444-mile long Susquehanna River on Wednesday, June 13, in Cooperstown, NY, and ends Sunday June 17, in Sidney, 60 miles away.
This year’s trip is hosted by the Headwaters River Trail Partnership, manager of a newly developed canoe and kayak trail that includes the Susquehanna River and its major tributaries. Paddlers will be in canoes and kayaks to experience life on the river and learn about the heritage of the headwaters region from our partners at the Otsego Land Trust and the Otsego County Conservation Association. Paddlers will hear talks about local history, geology, invasive plants and sustainable living.