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Things To Do

Fall is Fabulous!

A leaf peepers dream come true. The mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania provide the perfect backdrop for a fall visit. Our peak season is usually late September through early October. Get in the spirit of the season with a visit to the Houdini Tour and Show where students of this craft work their magic all year-long with magic shows and séances that are truly spooktacular! Bring your “little pumpkins” to pick their favorite jack-o-lantern at Roba’s Family Farms  or take a leisurely drive along Scenic Route 6 to Mt. Airy Casino Resort or Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for a little gaming fun. While you’re here take a walking tour of our historic downtown and hill district or take “The Office” tour, based on NBC’s hit TV show fictitiously set here in Scranton.

Winter is Wonderful!

Outdoor enthusiasts find that our area’s ski trails and pristine walking trails that wind through old forests guarantee more than enough choices to satisfy any outdoor lover. Ski slopes boast natural snow pack that is augmented by the best man-made snow the industry can offer; snow shoeing and hiking use the paths in recreation areas that are enjoyed by hikers during the more temperate months. Snowmobile rentals, fire pits created to capitalize on the glow of moonlight shining on snow covered grounds, ice fishing and ice skating are a few of the winter activities that abound in NEPA. Area resorts offer many of these activities for their guests and information about independent winter activities is available at local media outlets or the Visitors’ Bureau.

Any day spent breathing the crisp, clean mountain air and enjoying the athletic challenges of the season is best capped with a delicious gourmet dinner accompanied by fine wine and carefully brewed steaming coffee! Restaurants, bistros and coffeehouses throughout the area routinely adjust their menus to insure that winter chills are chased away quickly…and replaced with the satisfied glow that follows a meal crafted by skilled chefs using quality local ingredients.

NEPA glistens in winter! Come visit and discover why the cooler temperatures are an invitation to adventure in the Northeast PA !

Spring is Spectacular!

Our year-round historic attractions are in high gear in the spring. You can take a trip 300 feet beneath the surface of the earth to tour a coal mine at the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour or board a trolley at the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum for a 5 mile ride to scenic Montage Mountain. Check out America’s largest collection of steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site and get a bird’s eye view of our scenic valley at Miniature Memories for a truly different look at our world in miniature.

Summer is Hot, Hot, Hot!

So cool off at one of our area’s water parks: Montage Mountain Waterpark and the Waterslides at Nay Aug Park. Take a dip in the lake at the Lackawanna State Park or at Merli-Sarnoski County Park or catch a ball game as the boys of summer, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the NY Yankees’ Triple-A farm team take to the field on Montage Mountain. Festivals and fairs abound throughout the region and the concert venue rocks all summer long!