There’s no limit to the sports & recreation, shopping & fun, and places to eat & drink that support your healthy lifestyle in NEPA.
NEPA’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.
Explore the Great Outdoors in NEPA
Spend an afternoon riding your bike along the D&L Trail and stop to explore the small towns and villages along the way or, if you’d rather get your workout on the water, grab your kayak or paddleboard and head over to Lackawanna State Park, where you can paddle across the serene, 198-acre Lake Lackawanna.
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 and open year-round. Lackawanna Lake lies at the heart of the park, and picnic areas dot the lakeshore.
NEPA State Parks
NEPA makes choosing a gym, indoor pool, yoga studio or fitness studio quite simple, and, as with most things in NEPA, you’ve got plenty of options. Working out in a beautiful, historic setting couldn’t get any cooler with the state-of-the-art facilities at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA or “The Y” as locals know it. The Y offers a wide variety of individual or group fitness programs to enhance your healthy lifestyle.
Popular Sports & Fitness Centers
Matching your fitness routine to your appetite can often prove rather difficult, but NEPA’s fast growing local harvest scene makes cooking with fresh and healthy ingredients quick and painless. Buy your produce direct from the farm through local CSA organizations like Tilling Point Farms or stop by a local farm stand like The Lands at Hillside Farms in Shavertown or even get your veg on at the Pittston City Farmer’s Market.
For a more immersive experience, many of NEPA’s local farms provide year-round family fun that benefits your family’s health and well-being in addition to providing support to the local agricultural community. You can pick your own blueberries, visit a pumpkin patch, cut down your own Christmas tree, or pick apples at a local orchard like Roba Family Orchard in Scott Twp., all without having to travel far from home.
Local Farmers' Markets
Of course, sometimes it’s nice to simply get out of the house and let someone else do the cooking. In that case, NEPA is home to a wide variety of restaurants, which cater to those looking for more health-conscious offerings. Alter House in Clarks Summit prepares local, farm to table selections on a seasonally-changing menu or check out Chic Chic Marketplace in Forty-Fort, which provides local, healthy prepared foods to order.