Shikellamy State Park .. After crossing the Susquehanna river at Sunbury
and driving North on US 15 we come to the Union County Line and also the entrance
to the Shikellamy State Park. This park has a view point looking east over
Northumberland, PA and the North section of Sunbury. Many Shecklers'
have traveled the East side of the river where the railroad has existed for many years.
The park is in both Union & Snyder Co. .. Click on photo for larger view ..
the larger photo above, you will be able
make out a bridge across the river that
to just below this view point.
The park was named in honor of the famous
Iroquois Chief Shikellamy. A friend of both the white men and American Indians,
Chief Shikellamy played a prominent role in the development of the Pennsylvania frontier in
the early and middle 18th century. Park facilities on Blue Hill opened in 1960. The Packer's Island complex was dedicated