The Area

Northeastern Pennsylvania is a beautiful region, part of the Rust Belt, where you can have the Pocono Mountains and the Endless Mountains as your neighbors. The place is also home of the industrial cities of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre PittstonHazleton and Carbondale. It’s an area dedicated to nature where you can enjoy numerous outdoor activities and live in peace.

A lot of counties constitute northeastern Pennsylvania: Bradford County, Carbon County, Columbia County, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Monroe County, Montour County, Northumberland County, Pike County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Tioga County, Union County, Wayne County and Wyoming County. And, then, you also have the region overlaps like the mountains above or the Wyoming Valley and the Coal Region.

Its woodlands allow you to spend hours walking or hunting, especially if its deer hunting season. And, if you’re passionate about fishing, then there’s no better place for you in the world. Northeastern Pennsylvania has, at least, ten great places to fish like Wiconisco Creek, Slate Run, Youghiogheny River, Penns Creek, Ohio River, Monongahela River, Kinzua Dam, Lake Raystown, Susquehanna River and, finally, Lake Erie. This last one, Lake Erie, it’s one of the five Great Lakes and, definitely, the best fishing location in Pennsylvania.

And, because this is a land of sportsmen and we already talked about mountains, Northeastern Pennsylvania is also a great place to practice hiking. For this purpose, you have to go to the Pocono Mountains and try the amazing trails.

However, Northeastern Pennsylvania is not just about sports and nature. It’s also about history and fun. Besides the thematic parks, there are several museums in the area, like Harry Houdini Museum – it follows Houdini’s greatest achievements in magic and is the only building in the world that pays homage to the legendary escape artist – or Old Jail Museum.

There are also a lot of attractions that explore the region’s industrial history, linked to the mining field. Scranton is the capital of mining history in Northeastern Pennsylvania, with Eckley Miners’ Village near Hazleton and the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, but also Steamtown National Historic Site and the Electric City Trolley Museum, that focus on the history of transports.

And don’t forget that Scranton is also “haunted”, with its Ghost Walk attraction and the paranormal tells. The city was even picked by the Pennsylvania Department of Tourism as one of the most haunted places in the state. Nothing that should scare you!