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Pet-Friendly Spaces and Things to Do

Lackawanna County is a haven for dog lovers, offering an array of dog-friendly places and activities that cater to both two-legged and four-legged visitors. Whether you're a local or just passing through, we welcome you and your furry friends with open arms and wagging tails.


Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Exploring Lackawanna County with your dog is a delightful experience, especially when it comes to dining out. Many local restaurants offer dog-friendly outdoor patios where you and your pup can enjoy a meal together.

Places like AbbioccoAlfredo's Cafe, and State Street Grill offer outdoor seating where your well-behaved pup can join you for an al fresco meal. Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar is another great option, providing farm-to-table dishes and a dog-friendly patio.

No visit to Lackawanna County with your dog is complete without a visit to Rockstar Dog Bakery. This specialty bakery offers an array of delicious and healthy treats for your furry friend.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Lackawanna County
Instagram User @katiedoesthings_at State Street Grill


Dog-Friendly Hotels

When it comes to accommodations, Lackawanna County has several pet-friendly hotels that ensure both you and your dog have a comfortable stay. The Hilton Scranton & Conference Center and the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel are popular choices, offering pet-friendly rooms and nearby grassy areas for pet relief. Residence Inn Scranton and Hampton Inn Scranton at Montage Mountain also welcome pets and provide convenience and rest for travelers with dogs.

Dog Friendly Room at the Hampton Inn Scranton Montage
Hampton Inn Scranton at Montage Mountain


Dog Parks

Lackawanna County is home to several dedicated dog parks where your canine companion can run and play off-leash. Connell Dog Park is a popular spot, featuring separate areas for small and large dogs. Abington Dog Park, located in Hillside Park, offers ample space for dogs to socialize and exercise. Riverfront Park’s dog park is a canine paradise with separate sections for big dogs and small pups, featuring thrilling tunnels, hoops, and playful obstacles for the ultimate adventure.

For those who prefer a scenic walk with their leashed dogs, Nay Aug Park in Scranton provides beautiful trails and picturesque views. McDade Park is another excellent choice, with its expansive grounds and dog-friendly walking paths. Additionally, the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail can be accessed from multiple trailheads throughout Lackawanna County, providing a scenic walk along the river. There are numerous other parks, trails, and preserves throughout Lackawanna County where you can connect with nature together.

Dog standing in winter forest at Lackawanna State Park
Instagram User @renee_hovan at Lackawanna State Park


Dog-Friendly Campgrounds

Camping with your dog is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors, and Lackawanna County has several campsites that welcome pets. Lackawanna State Park is a prime destination, offering pet-friendly camping areas and miles of trails to explore. Highland Campgrounds is another excellent option, with its serene environment and pet-friendly facilities.

Dog-Friendly Camping at Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township, PA
Instagram User @meelo_pomsky at Lackawanna State Park


Special Dog-Friendly Events

Lackawanna County hosts several events throughout the year that are perfect for dog lovers. Waggin' Wednesdays at PNC Field is a beloved tradition, where you can bring your dog to a RailRiders baseball game and enjoy the atmosphere together. Don't miss Yappy Hour, where you and your furry friend can socialize and enjoy special treats at participating local restaurants. At the end of the summer season, Montage Mountain Resorts opens its waterpark for Bark in the Waterpark, a special dog-friendly day allowing your pup to splash around and cool off in the water. These and other events make for memorable outings with your four-legged family members!

Bark in the Park at the SWB RailRiders in Moosic, PA
Instagram User @searfola at PNC Field


Roba Family Farms

A trip to Roba Family Farms is a must for families with dogs. This charming autumn farm and family-friendly attraction welcomes on-leash dogs and offers tons of fun, including corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and other pet-friendly activities. Roba’s even features its own dog show, The Marvelous Mutts, where pups run, jump, and leap in a high-energy canine thrill show! With all this, Roba Family Farms is the perfect place to spend a day enjoying the outdoors with your furry friend.

Roba Family Farm in North Abington Township, PA
Instagram User @kathleen_d0lan at Roba Family Farms


Plan Your Paw-Some Getaway to Lackawanna County

With so many dog-friendly options available, Lackawanna County is a great destination for an unforgettable adventure with your furry best friend. Plan your visit today and discover all the wonderful dog-friendly experiences our county has to offer!

RiverView Winery in Jermyn, PA
RiverView Winery


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