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Scranton Lake Walking Path

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Address: Scranton Lake, Scranton, PA

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If you like a scenic 3 1/2 mile run or walk, this is an ideal place. Cool shade in the summer. Park in upper lot and take path to paved area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
Marie G
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

If you like a scenic 3 1/2 mile run or walk, this is an ideal place. Cool shade in the summer. Park in upper lot and take path to paved area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful tranquil lake. 3.5 mile paved path goes around the lake and what you can run jog or bike. Very peaceful. Not too many people here.

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2 Thank Rita2rock
Avoca,PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Perfect place for a nice walk or run! The road is immaculately kept. No bikes, skates, or skateboards allowed. Also no boating, fishing or pets allowed as this lake is a water reservoir. It can be a challenging 31/4 miles as there are some uphill areas but there's no hurry to get around it. The beauty of the lake and... More 

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1 Thank insyte17
Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This path around the lake is perfect for running, jogging, and walking! There are barely any hills. Everyone there is friendly and waves to you. It always made me feel welcomed. Dogs and Bikes are not allowed that is the only downfall. The views are beautiful all year round!

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1 Thank Sharon G
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92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I lived in the area for 30 years and am not out of town. Two best things about Scranton area -- Lake Scranton and Old Forge pizza! I've run at a lot of different places in my years and none can compare to LS. Families with kids stroll around in afternoon so if ur a serious runner get there before... More 

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1 Thank Jim F
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The path around Lake Scranton is very satisfying. There is almost no traffic on the road (used only by the water company that owns the lake) and the views are great. Since it is a paved path and nearly flat, this isn't a hearty outdoor adventure but it is bigger and a lot more fulfilling than the average city park... More 

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1 Thank Chris_Ransdell
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Great place for a walk, run 3 1/2 miles around the lake beautiful scenery, something for all ages. If you like wildlife it's all around you, deer and birds walk right by you. Also beautiful place if you are a picture buff. Nature at its finest. It's also free!

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2 Thank Gerard S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Truly remarkable nature trail around the lake. It is about a 3.5 mile walk and depending on your pace usually takes 45min to 1hr. One of the most peaceful and beautiful places on the planet. We are proud of outdoor gem in our city.

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1 Thank JimB32247
Long Island, New York
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98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Nice path with pretty vistas to keep you company. Sure beats getting on any machine in the hotel gym.

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1 Thank S K
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The trail around Lake Scranton is approx 3 miles, perfect for those training for a race or just looking to get some exercise. It has great views of the lake and surroundings, with little inclines. In the warmer months, you will see deer walking along or near the path right by you. The only downfall is there are no restrooms,... More 

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