We have 10 ideas for outdoor fun in Luzerne County! Check them out and plan your warm weather bucket list.
1. Above the Poconos Skydivers
Hazle Twp., PA
Above the Poconos Skydivers is the oldest continuously running skydiving center that is a member of the US Parachute Association. Skydivers jump from up to 10,000 feet high with minimum freefall speeds of 120 miles per hour.
2. Harveys Lake
Harveys Lake, PA
At over 620 acres, Harveys Lake is a popular spot to spend summer vacation. The lake is perfect for boating and watersports.
3. Five Mountain Outfitters
Five Mountain Outfitters provides kayak trips on the Susquehanna River, complete with boat rentals, gear and shuttles. Enjoy peaceful views of the mountains and cliffs in the South Wyoming Valley.
4. Buttinhead Farms
Hunlock Creek, PA
Visit Buttinhead Farms for an “unfor-goat-able” experience. They offer goat yoga classes for all ages. No experience necessary—just come and have fun!
5. Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails
Hazle Twp., PA
The Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails is an easy, family-friendly trail that’s ideal for biking and walking. The entire trail is 9.1 miles out and back and offers exercise stations, picnic tables and benches along the way.
6. Huntsville Golf Club
Huntsville Golf Club is a private golf course in the Back Mountain. This 18-hole, par-72 course boasts over 7,000 yards of play.
7. Brace’s Orchard
This family-run farm has been in business since 1828. They raise 40 different varieties of apples and have over 100 acres of fruit trees.
8. Luzerne County Levee Trail
Luzerne County, PA
This trail system features 12 miles of paved paths along the Susquehanna River. It is popular for biking, walking and running. The trail connects to local parks like River Common, which is home to the Rockin’ the River summer concert series.
9. Pittston City Farmers’ Market
The Pittston City Farmers’ Market offers fresh, local produce from NEPA farms. Vendors also sell local, handmade goods. The market is held seasonally in the Lower Tomato Festival Lot.
10. George and Lillian Picton Wildlife Sanctuary
Foster Twp., PA
The George and Lillian Picton Wildlife Sanctuary is an excellent spot for hiking and wildlife watching. It features several trails and a pristine pond. The sanctuary is owned by North Branch Land Trust and is open to the public year-round.