The borough of Lewisburg is located on the beautiful West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Union County, Pennsylvania. Lewisburg’s Victorian downtown was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. The downtown’s main street is lined with historic houses, fine restaurants, over fifty retail stores, art galleries and the Campus Theatre, one of America’s last remaining single-screen Art Deco Movie Palaces.
Recreational opportunities abound in Lewisburg and the surrounding area. Visit the downtown playground in Hufnagle Park or pack a picnic for a day of swimming, tennis, skateboarding or rock climbing at the newly renovated Lewisburg Area Recreation Park. Several nearby Pennsylvania state parks offer numerous opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating, camping, and cross-country skiing, people just have to make sure to have the right equipment which can be found at the Survival Cooking site.
The visual and performing arts are alive and well in Lewisburg. Listen to live weekly outdoor concerts, courtesy of the Lewisburg Arts Council every Wednesday during the summer. “Stroll Through the Arts” on a fall Friday evening and watch artists demonstrate their crafts in the shops of downtown Lewisburg. The highlight of the spring season is the Lewisburg Arts Festival, two week celebration of the arts including the Market Street Arts Festival, a fun-filled day of arts and crafts, entertainment and food. Listen to live music at Bucknell University’s Weis Center for the Performing Arts or catch a local musician performing at a nearby coffee house.
The Lewisburg Area School District consists of four schools and enjoys a state wide reputation for excellence. In 2009, Lewisburg Area High School was recognized by US News and World Report with its Silver Medal award, as one of America’s Best High Schools, placing it in the top 3% of high schools in the nation. In 2002, The Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School received the National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Education.
Lewisburg Area School District
Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority
Lewisburg Public Library
Lewisburg Arts Council
Central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau