Lake Scranton

Scranton Pennsylvania Hikes

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Lake Scranton is owned and operated by Pennsylvania American Water Company for the water supply of Scranton. The trail is accessible to everyone and is popular with joggers and families with strollers. Chipmunks and squirrels are quite tame and approach you looking for a handout. No picnicking, water sports, bicycles, pets, or exploring off trail is permitted. Interesting features: Views of lake. Surface: Asphalt path circling the lake.
Great Hikes in the Poconos and Northeast Pennsylvania

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Great Hikes in the Poconos and Northeast Pennsylvania

by Boyd & Linda Newman (Stackpole Books)

Lake Scranton is owned and operated by Pennsylvania American Water Company for the water supply of Scranton. The trail is accessible to everyone and is popular with joggers and families with strollers. Chipmunks and squirrels are quite tame and approach you looking for a handout. No picnicking, water sports, bicycles, pets, or exploring off trail is permitted. Interesting features: Views of lake. Surface: Asphalt path circling the lake.

© 2000  Boyd & Linda Newman/Stackpole Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Scranton
Length: 3.7
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 1,400 feet
Top Elevation: feet
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Recent Trail Reviews

4/11/2016

Wildlife, architecture, and nice views. check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for. http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/lakescranton

12/12/2015

This is probably a largely overlooked trail. While it is paved (save for a very short connector from parking lot to loop around lake), it's very pleasant. The lake is tranquil and the size and terrain (it's not hilly but it's not flat either) make for a nice leg stretcher that can be done in 2 hours and has a very short drive time from Scranton or Wilkes-Barre areas. There are a lot of attractive limestone bluffs, an earthen dam to walk across and it's very clean and tidy. A well packaged outdoor mini experience worth repeating.

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