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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders AAA Baseball
- Rickett's Glen
- Located 25 miles west of Wilkes-Barre, it consists of 19,334
acres of woodlands, mountain vistas, and gorges. The park features 22 waterfalls, hiking
trails, 3 large lakes, a beach and tent camping area, and boating access. Take RT309 north
and then RT 118 west, or call 477-5675 for more information.
- Frances Slocum
- Located in Trucksville, it consists of a 1034 acre park with a
165 acre lake with boat launch and rental, swimming pool, fishing, and scenic hiking
trails. From Wilkes-Barre, take RT309 north to Mount Olivet Rd, or call 696-3525 for more
- HICKORY RUN STATE PARK - Click here and Boulder Field
- Located in White Haven, this 15,500 acre park has a 17 acre
lake with a beach area, swimming pool, playground, snack bar, visitors center, 36 hiking
and snowmobile trails, and an historic boulder field. Take exit 42 off RT 80E, or call
443-0400 for more information.
- LEHIGH GORGE State Park - Click here
- Located off Exit 40 of I80 at White Haven, the major
attraction of the park is whitewater boating. This section of the Lehigh River is Class
III whitewater and is popular for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. The 4,548 acres of park
land along the river provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sightseeing, and
photography. Lehigh Gorge State Park R.D. 2, Box 56 Weatherly, PA 18255 Telephone: (717)
- Located in White Haven, wildlife is plentiful throughout this
scenic 3,000 acre park, along with fishing, hiking, and hunting. 443-0400
- Located on RT 523 in Dalton, the park has a 210 acre stocked
lake, swimming pool, camping, hiking, horseback riding, picnic facilities, and a fishing
pier for the physically challenged. Winter activities include ice skating, sleigh rides,
and cross-country skiing. Call 945-3239 from more information.
- Lake Scranton
- Located in off exit 185 (52) of I81 is a 3.5 mile
walking/jogging path around the lake with beautiful wooded areas. Take I81 to exit 185
(52). Follow Rt 307 East approximately 1.5 miles
- Moon Lake
- Located in Plymouth Township, Moon Lake is a 600 acre park
with a 48 acre lake, swimming pool, boating, camping and picnic areas, a trailer camp, and
a 1.5 mile fitness trail with 20 fitness stations. Take RT 11 to RT 29 and turn at the
Lake Silkworth Rd, or Route 118 at Pike's Creek. For more information, call 477-5467. Note: Pool, Camping, and Boating are temp closed
- Harvey's Lake
- Located 10 miles north of Wilkes-Barre along Route 415, it is
the largest natural body of water(658 acres) in eastern Pennsylvania. This spring-fed lake
has a nine-mile shore road affording easy access to swimming, fishing, water skiing, motor
boating, and scuba diving. Along the surrounding shore road are restaurants, night spots,
beaches, and boat launchings.
- Kirby Park
- Located by the Market St. Bridge in Kingston, this park offers
Tennis, a quarter mile track, football/soccer fields, and fishing. Call 288-1765 or
288-0732 for Tennis Courts.
- Coal Street Park
- Located off Coal St. in Wilkes-Barre, this park offers an ice
skating rink, softball fields, and playgrounds. Call 821-1184
- Tubs Nature Area
- The main feature of this 500 acres nature area is a 1.2 mile
stream called "Wheelbarrow Run" flowing through a ravine where a series of large
"Tubs" are gorged out of the underlying bedrock. Two hiking trails lead to the
area located off Rt 115 in Plains Township.
Take Interstate 81 south to Exit 170 (47) and go 1.7 miles south on Route 115. Turn right
at sign for Tubs.
- Francis E. Walter Dam
- Located off RT 940 about half way between Bear Creek and White
Haven on the Lehigh River, this area offers picnic and general recreation areas from 8AM
to sunset. Call 443-0400 for more information.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders play at the PNC Lackawanna County Multi-purpose Stadium, which seats 10,500 people. Take exit 182 (51) I81 North or
call 969-2255 for more information.
Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins Hockey team will play at the
new Multi-purpose Arena. See the players, the
arena construction, and season ticket plans. Take exit 168 (46) I81.
Civic Arena and Convention Center
The new 10,000-seat arena is the home to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In addition
to hockey, the venue will host the major touring family shows, concerts,
collegiate/scholastic sporting events, meetings, trade shows, consumer shows, graduation
ceremonies, corporate gatherings and special events. Take exit 168 (46) I81
"The Motor Racing Capital of the World" hosts all
types of big-league motor racing, including the Miller 500. 800-722-3929 Exit 279 (43) I80
Pocono Downs Harness Racing
Heart pounding harness racing. 717-825-6681 Exit 170 (47B)-I81
to Exit 1 of Cross Valley to Rt 315N
Claws "N" Paws
Exotic wild animals, shows, petting zoo, parrot feeding area,
and new rare white tiger and baby giraffe. Located 4 miles E. of Hamlin/Lake Ariel, take
I81N to I84E to exit 4, 348E, then 5 miles on 590E. Call 698-6154.
Knoebels Amusement Park
PA's largest free admission amusement park featuring the
Phoenix - one of America's 10 best roller coasters. 41 rides, 500 site campground, giant
pool, water slides, gift shops, games.
Take I81S to I80W Exit 232 (34) Buckhorn. Then take PA 42 South to Catawissa. Cross bridge
and watch for 487 South to bear right up the incline. PA 487 South for 6 miles. Turn left
into Knoebels. (717) 672-2572, 1-800-ITS-4FUN.
Carousel Fun Park
Offers pay one price and get unlimited admissions to Go-Karts,
Bumper Boats, Two Waterslides, Kiddie Kars, Wading Pool and Mini-Golf from 11 AM - 6 PM.
Just outside of Honesdale on Rt 652 in Beach Lake. 729-7532
Located on Star Route 6A1 in White Haven, there are one and
two-day rafting tours which start at the headwaters of Francis E. Walter Dam and continue
through scenic Lehigh River Gorge. Trips are run daily from March through November for
approximately $50/person. Call 443-9532 for more information.
Deer Path Riding Stable
Located in White Haven, beginners are catered to here with
winter horseback riding and sleigh rides. 570-443-4431
The Lion Brewery
I-81 North to Exit 170 (47B), Cross Valley
Expressway/Wilkes-Barre, Exit 2. Turn left from exit onto Wilkes-Barre Blvd. Turn right at
light to Conyngham Ave. At stop sign, turn right onto North Pennsylvania Ave. Tours are
every Saturday at 1:00pm Please call in advance with your reservation (570)823-8801, ext.
The Stadium on Ice
The Lackawanna County Multipurpose Stadium offers Skating in
the evening during the week, and weekends. Take exit 182 (51) I81 North or call 969-4423
for more information.
Fun for the whole family. No experience necessary. All trips
are guided with instructions before and during your ride. Located 1 mile S. of Mt. Pocono
off Rt. 611 on Meadowside Rd. 839-6333
Pennsylvania Water Trails
Water trails are boat routes suitable for canoes, kayaks and small motorized watercraft. Water trails are comprised of access points, boat launches, day use sites, and overnight camping areas
HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY
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Hawk Mountain, located near Drehersville, is directly on the
migratory path of over 14 species, such as Ospreys, kestrels, bald eagles, coopers hawks,
harriers, and golden eagles. You can observe their flight and come within feet of these
magnificent birds as they pass by. Take Rt 309 south to Rt 443 to Rt 895.
Several tourist railroads run steam or diesel-powered
excursions throughout the area. Most operate late spring through the fall foliage season.
Some also schedule Easter Bunny and Santa Claus runs during holidays.
- Steamtown National Historic
- Located near the Lackawanna Station in Scranton,
the park occupies about forty acres of the former Scranton Yards of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western Railroad, and includes historic railroading buildings. It operates
3 historic steam locomotives.
There are two hour, 26 mile steam excursions to Moscow, Pennsylvania during the summer and
fall seasons for an authentic journey into America's past. Take exit 185 (53) I81 North or
check the Steamtown NHS site for more information
Stourbridge Lion Rail Excursion
- Honesdale. 253-1960
Mountain and Reading
- Hamburg. 610-562-2102
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
- Jim Thorpe. 570-325-8485
Hawk Mountain Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Steam Railroad
- Kempton 610-756-6469
Broad Top Railroad
- Rockhill Furnace (814)447-3011
- Strasburg (717) 687-7522
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
- New Hope (215) 862 2332
- Stewartstown (717)933-2936
- Wellsboro (717)724-0990
Kuztown Scenic Train Ride
- Kutztown. 610-683-9202
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Steam Train
- Ashland. 875-3850
Pennsylvania Rails-to-Trails - converted
walking trails like THE LACKAWANNA TRAIL