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10 Scenic Winter Hikes in NEPA

Winter is the perfect time for a scenic hike in NEPA. Bundle up and check out these 10 awesome spots for snowy hikes this season.

  • 1. Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

    Hazle Twp., PA

    Enjoy an easy stroll along the flat, railroad bed trail with forest views, open meadows and plenty of places to sit and take it all in.

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  • 2. Lake Scranton Walking Trail

    Scranton, PA

    Take in views of peaceful, frozen Lake Scranton with an easy hike on the 3.5-mile, paved loop trail. The trail is open to walkers and runners ony.

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  • 3. Mauch Chunk Lake Park

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    Choose from several easy to moderate trails featuring Mauch Chunk Lake and the surrounding southern Pocono wilderness.

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  • 4. Black Diamond Trailhead – D&L Trail

    Wright Twp., PA

    Explore over 9 miles of relatively flat, crushed stone trail that’ll take you directly past scenic ponds, bogs and dense forest.

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  • 5. Locust Lake State Park

    Barnesville, PA

    This quiet park offers a handful of easy, short trails that meander through forests, over mountain streams and around the peaceful Locust Lake.

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  • 6. Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

    Scranton, PA

    Hop on this expansive trail at any point along it’s 4-county coverage area. 30 trailheads offer access in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne and Susquehanna Counties.

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  • 7. Bear Creek Preserve

    Bear Creek, PA

    Capture NEPA nature at its finest on over 9 miles of trails ranging from simple, 1-mile loops to more challenging forest treks in this rustic preserve.

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  • 8. Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area

    Blakeslee, PA

    Discover the wonder of a natural waterfall in winter along beautiful Tobyhanna Creek. The preserve features 3 trails ranging from easy to moderate difficulty.

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  • 9. Trolley Trail-Keystone College to Factoryville Section

    La Plume, Pa

    Enjoy a peaceful forest hike along this 1.7-mile trail on Keystone College’s Woodlands Campus. The railbed trail offers an easy, flat surface and plenty of free parking.

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  • 10. Tuscarora State Park

    Barnesville, PA

    Hike through open meadows, dense, quiet forests and along Tuscarora Lake on over 9 miles of trail ranging from short, out-and-back treks to longer, moderately difficult excursions.

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Article updated from its original version published on 12/27/22.

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