The Juniata River is a recognized Pennsylvania River of the Year. The National Park Service has designated the water trail a Chesapeake Bay Gateway and has listed the Upper and Lower Sections of the Juniata River Water Trail a National Recreation Trail. A water trail guide has been produced and separated into three editions. Representing the Upper, Lower, and Raystown Branch sections of water trail, the guides include a detailed map of the river, Pennsylvania boating regulations, paddling safety tips, fishing opportunities, camping information, and tips for floating the river. The guides touch on the river’s history, highlight points of interest along the way, and speak to the flora and fauna of this special environment. Emphasizing low-impact use and promoting resource stewardship, the publications are expected to contribute to realizing the full potential of both low impact recreation by local citizens and eco- and heritage-tourism.