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Steamtown Excursion - Archbald: Fall Foliage Outdoor Train (Walk)

Steamtown Excursion - Archbald: Fall Foliage Outdoor Train (Walk)

Steamtown Excursion - Archbald: Fall Foliage Outdoor Train (Walk)

  • October 20, 2024
  • 350 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
  • (570) 445-1898
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Archbald: Fall Foliage Outdoor Train (Walk)


Steamtown NHS is partnering with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, Trout Unlimited, and the Lackawanna River Conservation Association to offer an "Outdoor" Train along the Carbondale Line! Passengers will have several options: Learn or Walk along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LHT). Learners will join volunteers from Trout Unlimited and LRCA to explore the history and benefits of the Lackawanna River or learn about fly fishing. Walkers will trek along the LHT from Archbald to Olyphant, approximately 4 miles. Enjoy the great outdoors!

Take a scenic train ride through the Lackawanna Valley along the old Delaware & Hudson Railroad tracks to Archbald, PA.

A highlight of the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad’s Penn Division, and its predecessor, the Gravity Railroad. An engineering marvel of its day, for seventy years, the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company’s Gravity Railroad moved anthracite coal from mines in the Lackawanna Valley to awaiting barges in Honesdale, PA. From Honesdale, this critical commodity was carried via canal to the Hudson River, ultimately making its way to New York City and other points. Anthracite coal helped fuel the American Industrial Revolution and provided an affordable and dependable heat source for the growing populations throughout the NYC metro.

There are limited amenities available at this site for the Outdoor Adventure Train (WALK). Participants should plan ahead and be prepared with a sufficient water supply.

Tickets for this event will be available on Saturday, July 6th, 2024. To purchase tickets for this Excursion, please visit Recreation.Gov.

NOTICE: Train rides are subject to cancellation due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or crew availability.


2024 Summer Excursions (tickets available beginning Saturday, April 20th)

 

2024 Autumn Excursions (tickets available beginning Saturday, July 6th)

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PLEASE NOTE: Event information, dates, and times are subject to change. This is a public calendar; the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau recommends contacting the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.