As winter blankets Lackawanna County with a pristine layer of snow, it's the perfect time to explore the outdoor wonders that the season brings. From exhilarating sledding to the grace of ice skating, Lackawanna County offers a myriad of winter activities that will make your heart race with excitement. 


Escape to Montage Mountain Resorts

Experience the ultimate winter getaway at Montage Mountain Resorts, Lackawanna County's premier destination for winter sports and outdoor adventures. Conveniently located in Scranton and nestled in the scenic slopes surrounding Lackawanna County, Montage Mountain Resorts offers a variety of exciting activities for all winter enthusiasts.

Ski and snowboard enthusiasts can't afford to miss the resort’s 26 trails, 1,000 vertical feet, and Pennsylvania's best and most diverse terrain. Additionally, their Snow Tubing Park provides the thrilling experience of snow tubing, making it a perfect destination for family fun and outdoor excitement. The mountain caters to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, is fully lit for nighttime skiing and snow tubing, and is open seven days a week.

Montage Mountain Winter


Joyful Sleigh Riding 

If sledding is more your speed, Lackawanna County offers an unforgettable sledding experience with hills for every skill level.

Aylesworth Park, nestled amidst the tranquil landscapes, provides families and friends with ample slopes and open spaces perfect for sledding adventures. The rolling hills and scenic vistas make every run down the snow-covered slopes thrilling and memorable. In Lackawanna State Park, the snowy terrain transforms into a winter wonderland, offering both gentle slopes for beginners and more challenging runs for thrill-seekers. With its sprawling woodlands and frozen lakes, Lackawanna State Park becomes a haven for sleigh riders of all ages. McDade Park, with its expansive fields and winding trails, provides the perfect canvas for sledding escapades. 

Or embrace the thrill of snow tubing as you take on the snow-covered slopes of Lackawanna County for an exhilarating ride!


Graceful Ice Skating

Lace up your skates and twirl across the ice at Lackawanna County's charming parks. 

Hillside Park stands out as a unique destination, offering not only the joy of ice skating but also a commitment to safety. It is the only park in Lackawanna County that actively checks the ice thickness and diligently maintains the ice for a secure and enjoyable experience. 

For those seeking a more rustic and natural setting, Lackawanna State Park provides a section cleared specifically for ice skating. While the park doesn't actively monitor ice thickness, it offers a serene environment where skaters can revel in the joys of gliding over the frozen surface, surrounded by the peaceful winter landscape. 

Ice Skating at Hillside Park


Ice Fishing Tranquility

Experience the serenity of ice fishing in Lackawanna County. Lackawanna State Park and Merli-Sarnoski Park are two prime Lackawanna County locations that offer exceptional ice fishing opportunities. 

These frozen landscapes provide the perfect setting for anglers to enjoy the solitude and beauty of winter while trying their luck at catching fish beneath the icy surface. Before embarking on your ice fishing adventure, be sure to check local regulations and safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.


Winter Events Extravaganza

Don't miss out on the vibrant winter events that bring the community together. The Clarks Summit Festival of Ice transforms the town into a frozen wonderland with intricately carved ice sculptures. The event also features live bands, games, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a spectacular parade. 

Additionally, Downtown on Ice offers a unique experience in the heart of the Downtown Scranton Business District. With yearly themes, it promises a family-friendly spectacle with ice carving displays, a curling rink, live music, selfie stations, a scavenger hunt, and delectable eats and drinks.

Lackawanna County invites you to embrace the winter chill with open arms and experience the joy of outdoor activities. Check out all of our seasonal events to plan your winter escapades and make the most of the season in Lackawanna County.