The festivities before and after the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Susquehanna River Walk Saturday included a 5-K run-walk in the morning, and in the afternoon storytelling, a group dog walk and a river walk clean up.
Meanwhile, volunteers manned information booths and concessions in a nearby parking lot that 150 years ago was part of the Pennsylvania Canal.
Among the displays was a restored "packet boat" - the only surviving vessel of its kind in the state.
According to Muncy Historic Society member Paul Metzger, the boat once worked the canal and was found almost intact in 1999 inside an about-to-be-demolished home in Point Township.
He said the home was built around the boat, preserving most of the craft.
The boat was salvaged and restored. He said the restoration is about six feet shorter than the boat's size in the 1860s but retains original features, including the chestnut roof structure and doors.
Wentzler said the boat took passengers four times a day between Danville and Northumberland.