Combining Nature’s Beauty With NEPA’s History
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA) in Scranton owns and maintains the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail System. The system includes sections in Susquehanna, Wayne, Lackawanna, and Luzerne counties. The trails run parallel the Lackawanna River. It’s a popular spot for walkers, runners, and cyclists.
The trail system covers 70 miles in total. It stretches from Pittston to Union Dale and connects to the D&H Rail Trail. Along the way, you’ll get incredible views of the peaceful forest, mighty river, and historic towns. The trail surface is mainly paved or crushed stone. Some portions share the road with vehicles.
The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour, Scranton Half-Marathon, Steamtown Marathon, Riverfest, the Great NEPA Clean-Up, and Electric City Runners all use the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail System and the Lackawanna River for annual events.
The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail has 30 trailheads that provide easy access. Trailheads are located in Union Dale, Forest City, Simpson, Carbondale, Carbondale Township, Mayfield, Jermyn, Archbald, Jessup, Olyphant, Blakely, Dickson City, and Scranton. Parking is available at most trailheads.
Videography by: Max Greene & Kevin Klusewitz, DiscoverNEPA Interns