Community Yoga Every  Sunday in April
Sundays April 8, 15, 22, and 29.
 1:00-2:00 pm
Local Columbia yoga studio, SWAY Yoga, will be offering free, beginner, yoga classes on Sunday afternoons in April from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. The instructors at SWAY Yoga provide many modifications for the poses so they will be accessible to everyone. If the weather is nice, class will be held outside on the deck, overlooking the beautiful Susquehanna River.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited. 
Raging Susquehanna - Ice Flows & Floods
If you thought this winter's ice on the Susquehanna was something,  the ice in 1904 was something else! Join us to learn  about this great ice event (as well as others) and  view rare photos of the destruction, presented by  Paul Nevin, Susquehanna Heritage's Zimmerman Center Manager. Having made the river his home, Paul has immersed himself in river history and heritage. Enjoy this presentation at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage on Wednesday, April 11th from  6:30-8:30 PM. Cost is $10 per person and a dvanced registration is required!
   Join Susquehanna Heritage for Stars Over the Susquehanna on April 20th for an evening of stargazing and exploring the night sky while reveling The National Park Service's Monthly Theme for April: Find Your Park After Dark - Starry Skies.

At Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, we will be joined by the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC) for a public star watch party and presentation. Have you ever wondered how many stars there are or where they came from? How about black holes and galaxies? Join us for an informative, science-based discussion of these topics and more starting with a presentation inside Columbia Crossing at 8:00 pm followed by viewing through telescopes outside, weather permitting. The telescopes will show a variety of celestial objects such as the Pleiades star cluster and the Orion nebula. AELC will also be pointing out various constellations and discussing how to navigate the sky using smart phones.

Across the river at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, learn how early explorers like Captain John Smith navigated by using the stars, and create a navigation tool similar to those that early explorers used.

Both sites are FREE and open to all ages. Have a fun evening exploring the night sky with your friends and neighbors at two scenic spots along the Susquehanna River.


It's National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 21st. National Park Service and Susquehanna Heritage staff will be swearing in new Junior Rangers at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage! For ages 9-12, the Junior Green Ranger Program will take place  10:00-Noon.  Learn about  sustainability, reducing your environmental footprint, and how parks conserve energy. Completing the activities earns a Junior Green Ranger patch. Then from 1:00-3:30 pm, kids age 6-12 can get their Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Junior Ranger badge. Y ou'll experience a scavenger hunt at the Zimmerman Center, a short hike to the adjacent Native Lands Park to learn about the Susquehannock Indians, and presentation on Susquehanna River wildlife to complete this Junior Ranger book to earn a Captain John Smith Chesapeake Trail Junior Ranger badge.  Pre-registration is required by April 17, 2018. Call 717-252-0229 Ext. 7 to register.

River Experience 2018: Be a Sponsor or Purchase Tickets

Don't miss out on the fun at River Experience 2018! Join us for a casual evening at the river sampling food and beverages from local restaurants, breweries and wineries; challenge others in a river-centered silent auction; tap your toes to live jazz; and, if the winds are with us, we'll even have a hot air balloon. All this set amid sweeping vistas of the river at day's end. The River Experience is an opportunity to mingle with old friends and make new ones who also love the river. 
Purchase tickets and/or sponsorships here: 

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Support Susquehanna Heritage Education Programs - PA EITC
If you are a Pennsylvania approved and participating Education Improvement Tax Credit business, you can help us share the story of the Susquehanna River with elementary school children in York and Lancaster Counties. Find us on page 25 of the PA EITC list of approved organizations and
Contact Betsy Buckingham for more information at 717-252-0229 ext 6.

Earth Day Clean-Up!

Celebrate Earth Day at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage on Sunday, April 22nd from 12PM to 3PM. Help plant native plant species at our rain garden, participate in a riverfront clean-up, or remove invasive plant species along our trail to Native Lands County Park. Here's a chance to spend a Spring day along the river, make the Zimmerman Center an even nicer place to visit, and learn how to identify native and invasive plants. Come dressed for outside fun and bring along gloves. Extra gloves will be available, and we'll have snacks and drinks on hand. Advanced registration requested. 
Call (717)252-0229 ext. 7 or email to register. No fee.

Upcoming Susquehanna Riverlands Events!

Check out the Susquehanna Riverlands enhanced Event Calendar! It shows all the great events in the region from museums to recreation clubs-- it has it all. 

Give Local York is a 24-hour online giving spree, presented by the York Federal Fellows Alumni Association, to benefit hundreds of York County nonprofits. The goal is simple: inspire York Countians to come together, show pride in their community and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofits o n May 4, 2018.

Rent Our Facilities
Host your next family or business event at Columbia Crossing or the Zimmerman Center. All rentals support our important work along the River. 

Visitor Center Hours

Zimmerman Center for Heritag e & Columbia Crossing
Tuesday through Saturday
10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm