Warmer days have finally arrived! ☀️
Now that warmer weather is upon us, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local & state parks that you can visit in NEPA’s 10-county region.
Northeastern Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources make it easy for residents to enjoy a leisurely walk through local parks, a rigorous hike on mountain trails, or even a relaxing paddle on one of the many lakes and rivers— right in their own backyard.
Hickory Run State Park
With nearly 16,000 acres of land, there’s plenty of room to roam at Hickory Run State Park. The park features 44 miles of hiking trails.
Bloomsburg Town Park
Bloomsburg Town Park offers many acres of recreational activities including baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a fitness trail, and the Bicentennial Entertainment Pavilion.
Lackawanna State Park
Peaceful forests and a pristine lake nestle between the mountains at Lackawanna State Park. Just 10 miles outside the bustling city of Scranton, the park is open year-round.
Frances Slocum State Park
Located just ten miles outside of Wilkes-Barre, Frances Slocum State Park offers over 1,000 acres of forests, meadows, and wetlands to explore. Hikers of all skill levels can enjoy 3.7 miles of trails at Frances Slocum State Park.
Gouldsboro State Park
Getting close to nature is easy at Gouldsboro State Park. The bogs and evergreen forests that make up much of Gouldsboro State Park boast a remarkable biodiversity, and even a few carnivorous plants.
Promised Land State Park
Promised Land State Park is overflowing with abundant wildlife and a rich history. Open year-round, Promised Land State Park offers six unique camping areas featuring a sand beach, swimming area, playground, volleyball court, and picnic areas.
Locust Lake State Park
Swim in the lake, stroll through the forest, or spot birds of prey at Locust Lake State Park, in Schuylkill County. Open year-round, Locust Lake State Park invites the entire family to relax in nature and is well-known for its camping area with modern amenities and a camp store.
Salt Springs State Park
Open year-round, Salt Springs State Park is nestled in the Endless Mountains near Montrose, in Susquehanna County. As the name suggests, these gently rolling mountains seem to stretch on for eternity.
Prompton State Park
Visit Prompton State Park and relax and cast a line into the 290-acre lake, venture out onto the nearly 26 miles of hiking trails that weave their way along the lake and through the forest, enjoy some lunch at the covered picnic pavilion, or challenge friends to a game of disc golf on the park’s popular 18-hole course.
Endless Mountains Nature Center
Hike or bike 11 miles of trails, attend an art or yoga program, meet live birds of prey, or send the kids to day camp at the Endless Mountains Nature Center, located along the Susquehanna River outside of Tunkhannock.
The great outdoors is right in your backyard! Hike, bike, play, swim, boat, fish, or simply enjoy nature at NEPA’s local and state parks.