Spring , Adventure Sports , Hiking & Biking , Local, State & National Parks , Sports & Outdoors
Spring is in the Air
Posted: March 1, 2023
Welcome Back, Sunshine!
Temperatures might take their sweet time warming up around these parts, but once spring shows its first signs in NEPA, we’re ready to get back outside. Sure, we’ve had our fun skiing, snowboarding and tubing, but those March sunny days hit different after a long winter.
Not to jinx it, but we think it’s about time to pack away the shovels and sleds and break out the bikes and hiking poles. Get out on the trails as nature comes back to life or pick up a new outdoorsy activity. Whatever your ambitions, we’ve got some fresh inspiration. Check out this round-up of things to do on those spring sneak preview days.
Sunny Day Spring Activities
Ride a Bike
Pedal past densely wooded areas and wetlands as you ride from Old State Road in Clarks Summit to South Turnpike Street in Dalton. The 2.8-mile trail is managed by the Countryside Conservancy.
Take a Hike
Thomas Darling Preserve
Experience the awakening of a forest ecosystem in springtime at this 2,500-acre preserve in Blakeslee. The 2.2-mile loop will take you through immense spruce forests, wetlands and blossoming meadows.
Deer Path Riding Stable
Experience the Poconos on horseback as you venture along well-maintained forest paths. Riders of all experience levels are welcome to hop in the saddle at this popular White Haven riding stable.
Hit the Green
Sugarloaf Golf Club
Mild temps and clear skies make the perfect conditions to hits some long shots with friends. Get out on the course and wake up those muscles after a long, lazy winter.
South Side Farmers Market
Fill your pantry with the spoils of the season. This year-round Scranton farmers market stocks the freshest produce, meats, baked goods, eggs and so much more.
Take to the Rails
Steamtown National Historic Site
Experience America’s industrial past at Scranton’s favorite historic site. Rekindle your childhood with a tour through the locomotive history museum and hop on an authentic steam train for a ride through the Electric City.
Go Off Road
Pocono Outdoor Adventure Tours
Jump in your own UTV and hit the muddy trails at this exhilarating Poconos adventure park. Ride solo, with a friend or pack the family into a four-seater and slosh your way through the mountain terrain.
Tour a Winery
DiscoverNEPA Wine Trail
Whether you’re breathing in some fresh vineyard air or hanging out in a trendy tasting room, NEPA’s wineries know how to do spring right. Follow our wine trail across the region to visit new hotspots or old favorites.
Battle in the Woods
Round up a team and take to the battlefield at this world-famous paintball experience in Albrightsville. The field stretches out over 700 acres, 50 playable maps, and they have all the equipment you need.
Hop on the Loop
DiscoverNEPA Brewer’s Loop
Get to know Northeastern Pennsylvania one craft beer at a time. From dark, chocolate stouts and hazy IPAs to tasty lagers and more, the Brewer’s Loop covers them all. Explore 40 local breweries on this nearly 400-mile trail.
Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 2/23/2020.