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Outdoor Programs for All Ages

Since 1978, Shank's Mare has been dedicated to emphasizing the environment, cultural, and recreational opportunities of the Lower Susquehanna River area.  To further those efforts, Shank's Mare's Outdoor Education Center offers paddlesports instruction, guided paddling and hiking tours, school field trips, corporate outings, environmental and cultural programs, and an outdoor adventures for the whole family.

Mission Statement

Shank's Mare's mission is to create an outdoor center catering to individuals and groups of all ages interested in the history, natural resources, and environmental importance of the Susquehanna River Valley and the Chesapeake Bay.