Follow the old train line.
This 38-mile recreational trail stretches from Carbondale to the New York border following the old Delaware and Hudson railroad line. It runs along the scenic Lackawanna River to the Stillwater Dam where it continues to wind through rural Wayne and Susquehanna Counties.
The trail offers plenty of opportunities to view wildlife and to stop for some historical sightseeing. The trail terrain is made up of ballast, cinder and hard-packed dirt and is mostly used for hiking, running and biking. Some sections of the trail are open to horseback and snow mobiles.
On the D&H Rail-Trail, you can explore an integral part of NEPA’s railroad and coal mining history. Be sure to stop in the welcoming small towns and villages along the way. And if you make it all the way to Thompson, you have to grab a treat at Rooney’s Ice Cream. You can’t miss it. This Old Station House turned ice cream shop sits directly on the trail.