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Beauty of nature

Enjoy the beauty of nature and her creatures. Great place to exercise walking, running or biking or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scranton, Pennsylvania
No, but we made it fun.

This was not a good excursion for us. Maybe we missed the entrance, I'm not sure - it's not well... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Newark, Delaware
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“half miles” (3 reviews)
“great walk” (4 reviews)
Scranton Lake, Scranton, PA
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoy the beauty of nature and her creatures. Great place to exercise walking, running or biking or just looking over the beauty of the lake and its surroundings.

Thank gjalea123
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This was not a good excursion for us. Maybe we missed the entrance, I'm not sure - it's not well marked. We did pull in where our GPS directed us to but the road wound around to a construction area/dead end. We never saw any...More

Thank kcb106
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Nice paved trail winding around the lake. A nice family walk, the trail is wide enough for a vehicle, so plenty of room for a stroller and the family without holding up anyone who may be walking behind you. The lake is beautiful too. This...More

1  Thank 8146kp
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The whole trail loop around the lake isn't open yet since the tornado went through (the big bridge at the far end is closed for repairs), but this is still a beautiful walk. The destruction caused by the tornado is immense on the Rt. 307...More

1  Thank Reviewer1082
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Lake Scranton is the most wonderful Scenic Lake right In The City we took a beating with the last storm but they're working hard putting it back together and it will be as beautiful as it used to be it's a must-see and do

2  Thank Ceil C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very beautiful, quiet area high above Scranton, PA. Walking , running, jogging is permitted but no bikes, no skaters. It is a very popular photo stop for bridal parties & grooms. Presently it is limited use due to storm damage & downed trees from our...More

1  Thank MaryAnn N
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This path is (if I remember rightly) about 3 miles, no difficult slopes. It surrounds the largest reservoir in the area so it is almost completely through forest, pine mostly. You frequently encounter deer at the sides of the trail. It's almost IN downtown Scranton...More

Thank Mary E W
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is my go-to for running while here. As of mid-may, still closed bc they are being precise about clearing the hanging limbs and branches (from the tornado damage) from the trees before they let anyone on. If its open when you get here, it...More

2  Thank Elie6
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The walkway around Lake Scranton is just over 3 miles long. It winds around the Lake, over the dam and is safe and secure as there are many people also walking daily. Recently, there was a tornado in the area and it has been closed...More

Thank msteeler2
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Wilkes-barre and decided to spend one day in Scranton. This place had great reviews - so we decided to give it a try. When we got there the gate was closed. There was a car parked behind the gate. The gentleman in...More

4  Thank belochka25
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lynn t
7 July 2017|
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Response from msteeler2 | Reviewed this property |
It was re-opened and then re-closed. I believe there is work being done on the dam and entire loop is not open.
Carlos C
17 August 2016|
Response from Gerard S | Reviewed this property |
No the lake is owned by the water company
4 July 2016|
Response from Rita2rock | Reviewed this property |
There is another entrance that is wheel chair accessible it's the one that has limited parking. Then the main parking lot had a steep incline that I would not recommend taking an electric WC.