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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 information.
HICKORY RUN STATE PARK - Click here Water Fallsand 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 Lehigh Gorge
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) 427-5000
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.


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders AAA Baseball
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
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.
Northeastern Pennsylvania 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
NASCAR Pocono International Raceway
"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 Elysburg
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
Whitewater Challengers
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. 346
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.
Pocono Adventures Riding
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
- Click here Hawk Mtnand Hawk Mtnto get photo
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.

Trains Excursions

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 Site
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 and directions.

Stourbridge Lion Rail Excursion

Honesdale. 253-1960

Blue 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

East Broad Top Railroad

Rockhill Furnace (814)447-3011

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg (717) 687-7522

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

New Hope (215) 862 2332

Stewartstown Railroad

Stewartstown (717)933-2936

Tioga Central Railroad

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

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