The Susquehanna Yacht Club, SYC, established in 1950, is located in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River. Directions
The SYC clubhouse overlooks the historic Long Level section of the Susquehanna River, also known as Lake Clarke. The Safe Harbor Dam forms this part of the Susquehanna River. Long Level provides 10 miles of water deep enough for most keel sailboats and powerboats. In the late 1800s and early part of this century this area was a link for major river barge traffic headed south to the canals connecting to the Chesapeake Bay. Today three power dams lie between SYC and the bay. During periods of low water, parts of the old canals are still visible.
Just north of the clubhouse is a well – shaded area we call “Riverside”. At Riverside, you’ll find our boat ramp, many more docks, water, electric, a camping area, a small play area for children, temporary and permanent RV or trailer spaces, barbecue grills, and plenty of picnic tables.
Other Activities Along the River
An 1890's era general store, the building is located on the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River. This unique structure houses Shank’s Mare Outfitters, specializing in sales, rentals and instruction of touring kayaking, hiking and cross country skiing gear, plus The Rookery Meeting Facility, our Outdoor Education Center.
Lock 2 Café
Located in a restored river bungalow just south of Shank’s Mare’s main building, the charming Lock 2 Cafe features light food, refreshments, coffee, and ice cream. The Lock 2 Cafe is the perfect stop to complete a visit to the beautiful Susquehanna River.
Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area
The Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area enhances our region's quality of life and economic vitality by promoting the preservation, conservation and interpretation of the Susquehanna River's cultural and natural heritage.
John Wright Restaurant
Enjoy casual dining in a restored warehouse along the Susquehanna River. The John Wright Restaurant's Four Seasons Dining Room, a timbered structure that extends from our warehouse and is enclosed on three sides with glass, has a breathtaking view of the River at one of its widest points. The menus include fresh, locally produced foods which vary with the seasons.
Burning Bridge Restaurant
The Burning Bridge Tavern offers plenty of things to keep you stuffed and entertained! From the newly opened deck to their on site smoked pork, beef and ribs you are sure to find something to enjoy during your visit. They have CornHole up on the deck, Live Music, Open Mic Nights, and Tournament Quality Pool Table.