Susquehanna River (around Hiawatha Island) Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Susquehanna River between Owego and Apalachin is wide and slow. From the boat launches off Marshland Road you can circle Hiawatha Island or extend your paddle with a trip downstream to Hickories Park. On your way, toss a line overboard and join the many people angling for walleye, bass and tiger muskellunge.
The Waterman Conservation Education Center is dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and outdoor recreation. Waterman operates four wildlife refuges, one of which is 112-acre Hiawatha Island, the largest island in the Susquehanna River within New York State. It’s named after the Iroquois warrior who met here for Indian councils. The island is within the 100-year flood plain, and yet for most of the year it is above water. It provides a diverse mix of wet woods, open fields, overgrown meadows, forests and 2 miles of trails. Wildlife abounds on the island. Several large trees can be found on the island, including sugar maple, black walnut, and white ash."