Get Out, Go Wild
Lewisburg is nestled in the majestic Susquehanna Valley, a verdant region of trees, mountains and waterways that has blissfully escaped the overdevelopment seen elsewhere.
As a result, you don't have to travel far to get out and explore nature. There are eight state parks less than an hour from campus — a fact that our adventurous students see as a welcome challenge to hike, swim, climb, fish and paddle.
Explore areas rich with geological and paleontological significance. Gaze up at a night sky unsullied by light pollution. Borrow a kayak from Bucknell's rental center and travel down the Susquehanna River.
Get out and explore for yourself. The best memories are the ones you least expect.
Where We Are
Lewisburg is located in the heart of Pennsylvania, about three hours northwest of Philadelphia or 70 minutes north of Harrisburg, our state's capital.
With so many great restaurants, outdoor areas and entertainment options right here in town, you may never want to leave. But if you're craving a weekend getaway, you can get to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., in just three hours.
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Experience All Four Seasons
In Lewisburg, you won't contend with triple-digit temperatures or five feet of snow. But you will experience all four seasons.
Autumn explodes with color and is a great time to hike or get lost in a corn maze. Winter brings opportunities for cross-country or downhill skiing, snowball fights on the Quad and, for the brave, the Polar Bear Plunge.
In spring, try your hand at fly-fishing, bike the country roads, kayak the river, run on the local rail-trail, and enjoy outdoor concerts and the annual Lewisburg Arts Festival. In the summer, cool off at the sandy beach along the lake in nearby R. B. Winter State Park.
Be a Good Neighbor
Bucknell and Lewisburg are inextricably linked. Lewisburg residents welcome and support Bucknell students, and Bucknellians return the favor through service and outreach within the community.
Getting involved is easy and rewarding. Spend time at the Lewisburg Community Garden, tutor kids through the Bucknell Buddies program or help local businesses find innovative ways to reach customers.
Lewisburg, because of its small size, has allowed me to very much gain personal relationships with the community and with a lot of the Lewisburg town members. That's important. Being connected to outreach here has made a small town feel really big.
Ty Smith '20, an Africana studies major from Bellflower, Calif.