Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2467
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Columbia Crossing

Regular Visitor Hours:

Tuesday — Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Sundays 12 pm to 4 pm

Memorial Day through Labor Day:

Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 6 pm

Upcoming Events at Columbia Crossing

Tadpole Time – Fish

April 11 10:30 – 11:30

Monthly Early Childhood storytime for ages 2-5 that feature monthly themes to explore the natural world along the river, with a nature-themed story, songs, and activities.

For children ages 2-5 with their caretakers. $4 per child and registration is suggested due to a limited amount of spots. Register by calling 717-449-5607, e-mailing, or pay at the door.


Stars Over the Susquehanna

April 20 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Come to the river for an “out of this world” experience! Join Susquehanna Heritage at both of their locations to find your park after dark.

At Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, we will be joined by the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County 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 the Center at 8 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. We 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. Create a primitive navigation tool to find your latitude similar to how early explorers found their way.

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


Susquehanna Rivertowns Walk Weekend

May 4-6 at 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore the river towns of Columbia, Marietta, & Wrightsville through this weekend walking event. The American Volkssport Association has developed 5k and 10k walks for each river town to explore the cultural and heritage of our river region. Everyone is welcome to participate. AVA members will receive special stamps to commemorate these walks. Pick up your guide at the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center between 8 am and 1 pm any day of the event. Return when you are finished to receive your stamp.

Events are free to those who to participate without IVV credit. IVV credit is $3.00.


Riverlands Trail Festival

June 2 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

In the Susquehanna Riverlands, our team of partners created a fun outdoor event to celebrate our amazing land and water trails. Join us on the first Saturday in June at Columbia Crossing anytime between 10 am and 3 pm to hit on the trail, learn about our heritage, and explore our natural and cultural resources. Free educational programs, guided tours, and vendors will be available throughout the event.


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