The Lumberjack Tasting Trail was created in honor of our lumber heritage. In 1805, David Litz was the first settler to run a raft of logs down the Susquehanna River; and from 1840 to 1890, lumber proved the dominate industry with over 12 billion board feet of lumber cut during that time and an average of 2000 rafts making runs annually. Rafting was a common means of transporting the logs from forests to markets, and yet it was not without its risks. Since logging was seasonal work, many farmers worked in the woods during the winter and early spring, and then tended to their fields as soon as the weather was nice enough to plant. Agricultural production was another large industry and had long been a way of life for many citizens. Even to this day, as many as 33 families continue to work on family farms that have been in operation for over 100 years. Out of the 228 miles of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River you can enjoy 102 miles of it in Clearfield County.