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Indian Rock Petroglyph Tour, Water Week 2024

Price $15 – $35 USD + BF Get tickets

Event description

There is as place on the Susquehanna where the land meets the water meets the sky. In that place you will find the imprint of the indigenous people of the Susquehanna Valley and you will discover why that place was held sacred. Lancaster Historian, Paul Nevin and the Conestoga River ClubΒ will lead a guided kayaking trip along the Susquehanna River to the Petroglyphs in Safe Harbor. So grab your kayak (or rent one of ours)Β and join us for an adventure you’ll never forget.Β 

Tour location, date, meeting place and time:

  1. This is a β€œout and back” paddle tour of the Lake Aldred Indian Rock Petroglyphs, launching from the public boat launch in Safe Harbor park onΒ Powerhouse Rd. Navigation to the site begins at 12:30, and paddlers may return at their discretion. Safety boaters will be on the water to guide navigation.Β 

* meet address based on Google Maps information. Contact Todd Roy at or callΒ 717-719-8214Β for more information.*please note this is a Bring Your Own Boat event, with limited rental opt

*please note this is a Bring Your Own Boat event, with limited rental packages available.

As a Conestoga River Club Event, all participants should expect the following policies and procedures:

  1. To be prepared to sign two waivers; a standard waiver of liability that covers: release to treat, photo release, standard hold harmless,Β and an insurance waiver.Β 
  2. To be prepared to follow all PFBC boating safety laws and regulations.
  3. To be prepared to wear a US Coast Guard approved PFD while actively engaged on the water or within 10’ of the launch facility.
  4. To follow the instructions of the group leader/ trip guide.
  5. To arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled launch time. Anyone arriving after the posted launch time may be excluded from that trip.
  6. Trips will be held "rain or shine". In the case of unsafe river conditions the event will be rescheduled.

Participants should bring:

  1. A refillable water bottle or canteen, single use plastics are discouraged.
  2. A wide brimmed hat or sun shade
  3. Sunscreen/ sunblock
  4. A change of clothing and towel, to be kept in participants vehicle.
  5. Suitable footwear in the form of closed toe, full foot water shoes or sneakers with good traction are recommended. Open sandals, flip flops and other "slip on" footwear are not permitted. Your feet will get wet, plan accordingly.

The Conestoga River Club will provide:

  1. Kayak, paddle, PFD for each Rental participant.
  2. Water bottle refills and heathy snacks.
  3. Event guide and safety personnel.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Are Kayak rentals available? Yes, but are limited to 20 rental packages at $35/ person.
  2. Can I bring my child?Β Children over 12, that are capable of paddling autonomously are permitted with parental supervision.Β Children under 12 will be considered on a case by case. Please call Todd Roy at 717-719-8214 to discuss.Β 
  3. Is this event safe for my skill level?Β We structure our events and the locations we choose to be comfortable for those who have never kayaked before, but recommend that you do a self assessment here.Β ACA Essential Eligibility Criteria

Meet your guide:

Paul NevinΒ 

Paul is is acknowledged as the leading authority on the rock art of the lower Susquehanna River. He has been visiting, documenting, and researching the Safe Harbor Petroglyphs for more than 40 years. His interest in Indigenous Culture goes back even further. Read more about PaulΒ here.

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