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Enjoy an Easy Stroll on NEPA’s Scenic Walking Trails

A Little Dose of Nature Goes A Long Way

Miles upon miles of NEPA’s soul-refreshing forests are coming back to life as we speak and everyone wants to get out for a first look at the springtime scenery. You don’t have to go on a rigorous excursion to admire the pristine lakes or scenic vistas. These flat trails and winding paths make seeing the sights and breathing the fresh air a bit more accessible.

We’ve gathered up a dozen great walking spots from all over NEPA. Take a look.

A Dozen Great Hikes:

  • Frost Hollow Trail

    Lackawanna State Park

    This 2-mile hike delivers on both tranquility and a little sweat-inducing hill climbing. Enjoy lake views and long stretches of quiet forest.

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    Woodland Way Trail

    Nescopeck State Park

    This easily-accessible trail winds through dense forest, up and down moderate hills and along a seemingly hidden swamp. Look for turtles, frogs and beavers.

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  • Black Diamond Trailhead

    The D&L Trail – Wright Twp.

    This moderate, 9.2-mile trail features a crushed gravel terrain, a wide berth and a steep grade. It weaves along bogs, wetlands and thick forests.

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  • Thomas Darling Preserve Loop Trail

    Thomas Darling Preserve

    Keep an eye out for wildlife on this 2.2-mile loop trail through one of the largest spruce forests and one of the most scenic nature preserves in the Pocono Mountains.

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  • Evergreen Trail

    Ricketts Glen State Park

    Even though it’s considered one of the park’s easier routes, the 1-mile Evergreen Trail still leads to an incredible view of Adams Falls, with sights of grottos and evergreen groves along the way.

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  • Lakeside Trail

    Tobyhanna State Park

    Just over 5 miles, the Lakeside Trail winds its way around the beautiful, scenic Tobyhanna Lake at this popular state park in the heart of the Poconos.

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  • Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

    30 Trailheads throughout Lackawanna County

    Hop on the bike, go for a run, or take an easy stroll on this easily accessible, hiker and cyclist-friendly trail spanning nearly all of Lackawanna County.

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  • The Green Loop

    Bear Creek Preserve

    This 2.1-mile loop trail carries you through dense forests of Mountain Laurel and along a cool, clear waterfall. And if you’re vigilant, you might even spot a bald eagle.

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  • Lehigh Gorge Trail

    Lehigh Gorge State Park

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the rolling whitewater of the Lehigh River along this mostly flat, easily walkable, 26-mile trail stretching from White Haven to Jim Thorpe.

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  • Spirit of Tuscarora Trail

    Tuscarora State Park

    Look for the legendary Spirit Tree on this 4.5-mile trail. The path carries you along Tuscarora Lake, through a wetland meadow and stunning old Hemlock forests.

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    Wetland Trail

    Salt Springs State Park

    Be on the lookout for industrious beavers and bring your birding binoculars for a walk on this diverse and secluded trail through one of NEPA’s most tranquil state parks.

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  • Blueberry Trail

    Dick and Nancy Eales Nature Preserve at Moosic Mountain

    Bring the camera along to this roughly 4-mile, photogenic mountaintop trail in Jessup. The trail’s wide-open terrain offers unreal sunrise and sunset views.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 3/24/20.

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