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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 04.15.22

Celebrate Easter with Egg Hunts, Springtime Hikes and RailRiders Baseball

Before the Easter Bunny delivers your basket and you fall into a chocolate-induced stupor, start celebrating the holiday early with a bit of fresh air. Join DCNR for their Hiking Series when they hit the trails at Seven Tubs Recreation Area. Or discover a secret spot with the help of the Pocono Heritage Land Trust as they lead a Hike at the Twin Brooks Conservation Easement.

Cheer on NEPA’s minor league sports teams as they take on some challenging rivals. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins prepare to close out the season with some of their final matches against the Hershey Bears and Bridgeport Islanders. Meanwhile, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are just getting started. Head to PNC Field for a series of games against the Norfolk Tides.

Travel back in time with the help of some classic rock icons. Little Feat returns to the F.M. Kirby Center with special guest Hot Tuna. And Three Dog Night will perform their hits on the Sherman Theater stage. If that’s not enough, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s production of Witch goes even further back, reviving a centuries-old story for a modern audience.

Of course, there are plenty of ways to get in the Easter spirit this weekend. Grab a basket and head to Stone Hedge Golf Course to hunt for eggs and snap a photo with the Easter Bunny himself. For a more leisurely pace, hop on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway’s Easter Bunny Train for a ride through scenic springtime Jim Thorpe. And if you need to grab a few last-minute treats, the Viewmont Mall transforms into an Easter Pop-Up Market featuring local businesses and vendors.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • DCNR Hiking Series

    Friday, April 15 at 9 a.m.

    Hike some of NEPA’s most beautiful state parks, forests, game lands and land preserves over the course of this DCNR series. With hikes of varying lengths and difficulties, and the help of a Hickory Run naturalist guide, anyone can hit the trails. This week, the series covers Seven Tubs Recreation Area.

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  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

    Friday, April 15 at 6:35 p.m. / Saturday, April 16 at 4:05 p.m. / Sunday, April 17 at 1:05 p.m.

    The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are back for a new season of baseball in NEPA. This New York Yankees affiliate team is home to future Yankee superstars. Grab your peanuts and crackerjacks and get to PNC Field for America’s favorite pastime.

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  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

    Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. & Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m.

    Head to the Mohegan Sun Arena to cheer on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as they challenge rivals on the ice. Don’t miss a weekend full of hockey action with visits from the Hershey Bears and Bridgeport Islanders.

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  • Witch

    Friday, April 15 & Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

    The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents a dark comedy like no other. Jen Silverman’s Witch revives a centuries old story for modern audience.

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  • Little Feat

    Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m.

    Little Feat returns to Wilkes-Barre for a rockin’ evening. With special guest Hot Tuna, these icons of rock bring the sounds of the 70s to the F.M. Kirby Center.

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  • Hike at Twin Brooks Conservation Easement

    Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

    Join the Pocono Heritage Land Trust for a hike through the Twin Brooks Conservation Easement. Rarely open to the public, this expedition creates a special opportunity for nature lovers and conservationists. Don’t miss the chance to explore one of Stroud Township’s best kept secrets.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m.

    Grab your basket for Stone Hedge Golf Course’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. After you’ve collected all the eggs you could find, take a ride on a train, snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and enjoy some refreshments.

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  • Easter Bunny Train

    Saturday, April 16 & Sunday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Ride the rails with the Easter Bunny himself on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Take some time out of the busy holiday weekend for a relaxing trip through Jim Thorpe and the surrounding Lehigh Gorge State Park.

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  • Easter Pop-Up Market

    Saturday, April 16 at 12 p.m.

    Pick up some last-minute Easter treats and gifts at the Easter Pop-Up Market. With more than twenty vendors, the Viewmont Mall is the place to support local businesses this holiday weekend.

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  • Three Dog Night

    Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

    For five decades, Three Dog Night has been making hits and performing the songs that defined a generation. Head to the Sherman Theater to hear their impressive catalog and experience the legendary band for yourself.

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