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 a hike and take in the “gorge-ous” view from the Wenzel tree house. You can always pack a lunch and enjoy it al fresco at one of the park’s several picnic areas. Find out more here.
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.
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. Not to mention the breathtaking view of the city of Scranton! Read on here.
NEPA’s Pocono Environmental Education Center Hike
The Pocono Environmental Education Center will be hosting a hike Oct. 15 that will explain the science behind the season of fall! Topics like why the leaves change color and changing animal behavior will be discussed. (And, the cost of the hike is only $5!) Click here to find out more!
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.
Roba Family Orchard
One of the best and most common of fall activities is apple picking! Hop on a shuttle at Roba Family Orchard to pick your own apples! The Orchard also features a corn box, a goat corral, and a market that sells fresh donuts! (Yes, there are two Roba locales – don’t get mixed up and end up at the wrong one!) Read on here.
Bonfire Festival at the Iron Furnaces
There is nothing better than a bonfire on a chilly autumn evening! The Bonfire, taking place on Saturday, Oct.15, will be accompanied by live music, fire twirlers, a jack o’lantern competition, face painting and much more! Click here for more details.
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.
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.
Haunted Houses, Etc., in the Area
“Howls, Haunts and Hayrides” are all around us! Check out this NEPA Family list for more.