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Greater Pittston Area

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Situated along the banks of the Susquehanna River you’ll find the Greater Pittston Area. A gem of the Wyoming Valley, it is filled with rich history, culture, and great amenities.

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This area includes the city of Pittston; the townships of Exeter, Jenkins, Pittston, and West Pittston; and the boroughs of Avoca, Dupont, Exeter, Hughestown, Laflin, West Wyoming, Wyoming, and Yatesville.

Pittston Second Friday Art Walk

With a convenient location close to major interstates I-81 and I-476, living here means that you’ll be able to get wherever you’re going just a little bit quicker. Come to the Greater Pittston Area for its history, culture, and great amenities and stay awhile!

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Greater Scranton Area

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The Greater Scranton Area has much to offer visitors and residents alike. Conveniently located Lackawanna County, with easy access to I-81 and I-476, you’ll find the Greater Scranton Area.

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This area includes the city of Scranton; the boroughs of Dunmore, Moosic, Old Forge, Taylor, Dickson City, Olyphant, and Throop.

Nay Aug Park, Scranton

Nay Aug Park, Scranton

With plentiful indoor and outdoor entertainment and activities, fantastic food, wonderful cultural and educational amenities, and access to great, affordable housing, the community-oriented and friendly Greater Scranton Area awaits your visit.

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Endless Mountains

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As the name suggests, stand anywhere in the Endless Mountains region, and you’ll be surrounded by the rolling Appalachians. This peaceful region encompasses NEPA’s great outdoors, right in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton’s backyard.

It includes Wyoming and Susquehanna counties, which offer the perfect balance between scenic wilderness and historic towns.

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Salt Springs State Park, Montrose

Outdoor activities abound all year, whether you’re hiking at Salt Springs State Park, watching wildlife at the Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve, or kayaking down the Susquehanna River. In the summer, sleep under the stars at one of the region’s campsites. During the winter, hit the slopes at Elk Mountain Ski Resort.

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Greater Wilkes-Barre Area

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In the heart of the Wyoming Valley, with easy access to I-81 and I-476, you’ll find the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area.

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This area includes the city of Wilkes-Barre; the townships of Wilkes-Barre, Hanover, and Plains; and the boroughs of Forty Fort, Swoyersville, Kingston, Bear Creek Village, Luzerne, and Edwardsville.

River Common, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Within the Greater Wilkes-Barre area, you can easily find some of the best boating, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, farming, skiing, walking, running, and dining America has to offer. There’s so much to do and see that you just might stay!

Things to Do in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area

Pocono Mountains

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You’ve heard of the Poconos Mountains, but have you truly experienced them? Only a short drive east of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, the Pocono Mountains offer residents year-round activities and are perfect for day trips or weekend getaways.

The counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne make up this historic and naturally breathtaking region of NEPA.

Lehigh Gorge State Park, Weatherly

With seven state parks and countless outdoor activities in the region, the Poconos Mountains are a nature lover’s paradise!

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Greater Hazleton Area

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The Greater Hazleton Area owes its inception to the mining and canal operations that span back to the 1830s, which in turn laid the groundwork for an economy that is now based largely on manufacturing, distribution, and healthcare.

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This area includes the city of Hazleton; the townships of Hazle, Sugarloaf, Black Creek, and Foster; and the boroughs of Conyngham, and West Hazleton.

Eckley Miner's Village

Eckley Miner’s Village

With a rich history and vibrant communities, you’ll find something for everyone in the Greater Hazleton Area!

Things to Do in the Greater Hazleton Area

The Abingtons

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Nestled in the mountains within easy commuting distance of Scranton, Pittston, and Wilkes-Barre, the Abingtons are a vibrant place to live, play, or visit.

This region includes the boroughs of Clarks Summit, Clarks Green, and Dalton; the village of Chinchilla; and the townships of Waverly, Glenburn, Ransom, South Abington, Newton, and North Abington.

State Street Grill

The Abingtons are packed with things to do, see and experience in the winter, summer, spring or fall. Come soon and experience it all.

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Back Mountain

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Just a short drive west of Wilkes-Barre through the “rock cut,” you’ll find the Back Mountain.

This area includes the townships of Dallas, Franklin, Jackson, Kingston, Lake and Lehman; and the boroughs of Dallas and Harveys Lake.

Back Mountain Trail, Luzerne, PA

Whether you are a day tripper, vacationer or looking for a new place to call home, there is always something for you to see, find, and return to in the Back Mountain.

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Mountain Top Area

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Located south-west of Wilkes-Barre, between the Lehigh and the Susquehanna Rivers, you will find the Mountain Top Area.

This region includes the townships of Dennison, Dorrance, Fairview, Rice, Slocum, and Wright; as well as the boroughs of Nuangola, Penn Lake, and White Haven.

D & L Black Diamond Trail, White Haven

There are just so many beautiful places to live in the Greater Mountain Top Area. With fresh air and easy access to Wilkes-Barre or Hazleton, you’ll find the livin’ is good!

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North Pocono

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Located just southeast of Scranton, is the naturally beautiful North Pocono region which is filled with lovely parks, trails, and amenities.

This region includes the townships of Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Jefferson, Madison, Roaring Brook, Spring Brook, and Thornhurst; and the borough of Moscow.

Covington Park, Covington Twp.

With all the natural resources, community-centered life, and easy access to major roadways, North Pocono is a great place to call home.

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Schuylkill River Region

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Part of the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, the Schuylkill River Region is so much more than its connection to the river and coal history. It is a vibrant community of local business owners and workers, artists, farmers, vintners, service industry personal, and manufacturers.

Take a day trip to Tuscarora Sate Park or Locust Lake State Park, where you’ll find facilities for hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, ice skating, and camping. Beautiful in all seasons, there is so much wildlife to be seen in the Schuylkill River Region.

Locust Lake State Park, Barnesville

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South Wyoming Valley

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At the bend of Route 11, where it starts to follow the Susquehanna River more closely, is the beginning of the South Wyoming Valley.

This area includes the city of Nanticoke; the boroughs of Plymouth, New Columbus, and Shickshinny; and the townships of Union, Newport, Hollenback, Nescopeck, Salem, Hunlock Creek, Huntington, and Fairmont.

Council Cup Scenic Overlook, Wapwallopen

You just might want to find your home here in the South Wyoming Valley Area. You can choose from a variety of settings—from grand homes with several-acre farms or hunting land to affordable homes in more city-like settings ready for you and your family!

Things to Do in the South Wyoming Valley

Up Valley

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Located about 20 miles northeast of Scranton you will find the Up Valley.

This region includes of the city of Carbondale; the boroughs of Mayfield, Jermyn, Archbald, Jessup, Blakely, and Vandling; the townships of Fell and Greenfield, and Carbondale.

Merli-Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Twp.

In the Up Valley, you’ll find good food, great amenities, and even better stories from locals who love to share the rich history of the area!

Things to Do in the Up Valley

Valleys of the Susquehanna

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With rolling hills, open fields, and charming towns located along the majestic Susquehanna River, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy while visiting the Valleys of the Susquehanna.

Comprised of the town of Bloomsburg; the boroughs of Berwick, Catawissa, Millville, Centralia, and Stillwater; and Benton Township, these communities are all located within the borders of Columbia County.

Bloomsburg Rail Trail, Bloomsburg

Come breathe the fresh air and enjoy the small town charms of the Valleys of the Susquehanna!

Things to Do in the Valleys of the Susquehanna

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