October 21

One of the reasons we love fall in #OurScranton is because the region has so much to offer – there’s something to do for everyone.  As the leaves change (and fall!) around us, don’t just sit there – get out and enjoy all things autumn!

Read on to get the scoop on some festive fall activities, both on and off campus!

Foliage Fun

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1. Nay Aug Park
Nay Aug Park is only a few minutes away from campus and is the perfect place to admire the fall foliage. Get in touch with nature on one of the several walking trails and take in the “gorge-ous” view from the Wenzel treehouse. Or, you can pack up your lunch and enjoy it al fresco at one of the park’s several picnic areas. Find out more here.

2. Lackawanna River Heritage Trail
The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail is part of 70-mile trail system that follows the Lackawanna River. Bike it, walk it or run it – it’s up to you! You can find more information here.

3. McDade Park
Stay active while enjoying the brisk fall air in McDade Park. The park features basketball and tennis courts, a two-mile cross country course, an outdoor picnic area with charcoal grills and much, much more. Read on here.

Farms and Festivals


1. Roba Family Farms
Corn mazes, hayrides, pig racing, pumpkin picking (and more!)…you’ll really be in the fall mood after a visit to Roba’s!Tickets are discounted on Fridays with student ID! Find out more here.

2. Roba Family Orchard
After having fun at the Orchard’s many attractions – which include a corn box, a market that sells fresh donuts and a goat corral- hop on a shuttle to the orchards to pick your own apples! (Yes, there are two Roba locales – make sure to take note of where your friends are so you don’t end up at the wrong one!) Read on here.

3. Scranton Bonfire Festival
Last Saturday’s chilly weather was perfect for the NEPA’s premier fall event – the Scranton Bonfire Festival! Attendees warmed up and enjoyed, music, food and drinks at the historic Iron Furnaces… Read about the tradition here.

Happy Haunting

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1. Circle of Screams
Prepare for screams and horror at Dickson City’s Circle of Screams, the largest haunted drive-in theater in Pennsylvania! Click here for more information.
2. Haunted Lanterns Tour
Get in the Halloween spirit at Scranton’s Courthouse Square by going on a historic lantern and candle-lit ghost walk. Find out more info here.

3. Haunted Houses in Northeastern Pennsylvania
If you’re really into haunted houses, hayrides and trails, you’re in luck! We found a list some of the best haunted houses in the area here.

Campus Celebrations

1. Murder Mystery Dinner

On Thursday, Oct. 29, participate in the first annual Murder Mystery Dinner where students will dress in character and figure out the mystery! For more information and to register, visit RoyalSync.

2. Halloween in Asian Style Film Festival
The University of Scranton’s Asian Studies Program will co-present with the Taiwan Ministry of Culture and the Taiwan Academy to show a three-part Halloween film series in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center. Click here for more information.

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