A Two-fer (In More Ways Than One)

Shikellamy State Park is an unusual park in that it contains two distinctly different sections. It also affords great views of the two branches of the Susquehanna River (the West Branch and the North Branch ). The Park is in both Union and Northumberland counties. The 54-acre Shikellamy Marina is on the southern tip of Packers Island at the confluence of the West Branch and North Branch Susquehanna River, and offers hiking and biking trails, a marina, and boat launch. The 78-acre Shikellamy Overlook is on the western shore of the Susquehanna River. A 360-foot cliff overlooks the confluence of the two branches of the river.

Although the marina area seemed more popular with Labor Day party goers, I was more impressed with the views on the overlook side.

A look toward the Marina.
A look down over the edge.
The West Branch on the left.
The town of Northumberland.

The Marina Section provides great access to the water as well as picnicking opportunities.

A butterfly garden
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