Lackawanna County’s outdoors will inspire you to send caution to the wind and live a little! Jump on a zip-line and feel the cool summer breeze in your face or enjoy the waterpark and cool off. Montage Mountain is the perfect spot to spend a day in the water. Soak up the sun pool side or splash around in the wave pool. Take a float through the lazy river and let the summer day just ease on by.
Grab some fresh air, and blaze the trails within our parks. Nestled next to the Endless Mountain range, our county offers hiking trails that excite the expert and encourage the novice hiker. Be sure to bring your camera, not only for the awe-inspiring mountain top views, but also because wildlife lies around each bend. From the American Bald Eagle to our state animal, the white-tailed deer, you’re sure to capture something photo worthy. A hidden gem, our Lackawanna River is home to some of the most beautiful, wild brook trout found in the country. Whether you use a conventional rod or fly-fish, our parks welcome licensed fisherman to try their luck in our stocked catch-and-release waters and be surrounded by the tranquil summer sounds.
Test your limits as you try out our expert mountain biking trails. Looking for a slower speed? Go for a stroll along our freshly paved rails-to-trails bike and walking path and take in the beautiful Northeastern Pennsylvania scenic views. Part of a seventy-mile multi-purpose trail system, this trail connects with the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail and will continue straight up to the New York State boarder. Offering numerous small town stops along the way, you can dip off the trail for a bite to eat or a local brew to quench your thirst.
Since America’s favorite past time has returned with the crack of the bat, why not arrive to the game in style! In Lackawanna County you can experience big league excitement with the whole family, conveniently and affordably and with our Trolley Excursion’s traveling from downtown Scranton up to the ball park for select dates, you can see firsthand how we were deemed The Electric City! Take a ride through the original Trolley tracks and arrive at PNC field. Our area’s state-of-the-art minor league baseball stadium built into the side of Montage Mountain, is not only a beautiful sight but is home to the 2016 Gildan Triple A National Champions, the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple A affiliate of the New York Yankees. As host to the 2017 Triple-A National Championship Game this fall you’ll want to be sure you reserve your seats today!
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