Kayaking the Swatara Creek Water Trail

In this time of uncertainty, one thing is certain. We all must take time to get away from the stresses of life to enjoy quality time with the ones we love. Getting away does just that, offering new sights, sounds, smells, and a vital opportunity to pause and reset. One great way is kayaking. Imagine a morning or afternoon, just you and your sweetheart, as you paddle down a meandering creek. Do you hear the sounds of the water gently lapping against the kayak, and the birds chirping in the trees? Picture the sights of lush green foliage, fish swimming in the depths below, and brilliant blue skies. Make this dream a reality by planning a getaway to the Inn at Westwynd Farm. After a delicious gourmet breakfast to start your day, you can spend the day kayaking the Swatara Creek Water Trail in South Central PA.

Swatara Creek Water Trail

Known as “the Swattie,” Swatara Creek flows southward from Schuylkill County to the Susquehanna River in Middletown. For 60 miles, the creek passes by some of the most scenic landscapes in South Central PA. A 42-mile section of the creek known as the Swatara Water Trail runs from Jonestown to Middletown. Residents and visitors alike take advantage of this opportunity to relax as they float along the landscape, ever-changing depending on the season.

You don’t have to float the entire 42 miles either. You can choose to make this relaxing adventure as long or short as you like. Visit multiple times and try a different portion of the trail for new sights and experiences.

Kayaks and Access Points

If you’re bringing your own kayak(s), you’ll find plenty of access points, such as PA Fish & Boat Commission’s Middletown Access or Fulling Mill Road. Use this Swatara Creek Water Trail Guide Map for all of the access points along with trails, trailheads, and more.

Not to worry if you don’t have your own kayak as Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey offers transportation to and from the access points, as well as kayak rentals and equipment. you up with a kayak and gear right at the access point.

Lodging Near Swatara Creek

After a few hours kayaking the Swatara Creek Water Trail, enjoy a relaxing stay at Inn at Westwynd Farm. Our luxurious bed and breakfast on a charming equestrian farm near Swatara Creek offers comfy guest rooms and suites, gourmet breakfast, porches and patios for sippin’ and rockin’, and unforgettable hospitality. After you reserve your favorite guest room, be sure to plan ahead so you’re prepared for your relaxing kayak adventure. You’ll want to pack sun hats and sunglasses, plenty of sunscreen, water to stay hydrated, and snacks for energy. Oh, and don’t forget your Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, complimentary of the inn during your stay.