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Lackawanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania is full of year-round activities.
“Discover a winter wonderland at Montage Mountain Resorts, where you can ski, snowboard and snow tube, before warming up next to the fire with a hot chocolate or glass of wine,” said Alexa Peregrim, sales manager at Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau. “Spring offers numerous outdoor attractions including hiking, biking, and fishing, or you can watch the fish inside at the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den. You’ll be summer lovin’ Live Nation’s great concert lineup at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, home of Camp Bisco & The Peach Music Festival. Finally, you will fall head over heels for our autumn adventures — maybe even pick your perfect pumpkin at Roba Family Farms. Whenever you visit Lackawanna County, you will enjoy the unique combination of big-city attractions and country charms.”
Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau
Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton preserves a special era in America’s industrial history. See the giant steam locomotives and turntable. Listen to the true stories of those who rode, worked on and built the machines. Steamtown offers excursions of various lengths and seasonal rides like their Fall Foliage Excursion and Holiday Express.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are the Triple-A minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees baseball team. From April to September, the RailRiders play home games at PNC Field in Moosic. Group seats come with a group welcome and a first-pitch opportunity for a group member. On select Saturdays, ride an antique trolley to the game.
Explore 300 feet beneath the earth’s surface with the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in Scranton. A guide leads visitors through the dark, winding gangways and rock tunnels of a real anthracite coal mine. Mining history comes alive on the tour.
Nay Aug Park is Scranton’s largest park. Walking paths and hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas and the Everhart Museum are located in the park. A rock-strewn gorge and waterfall add to the allure. The park’s David Wenzel Treehouse is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and opened in 2007. It overlooks the gorge, rising 150 feet above.