What to do in Scranton, PA?
From New York and Pennsylvania to New Jersey, you will see the name Lackawanna on a lot of things. In Pennsylvania, it's a county and everything named for that county. Lackawanna is a word from the Lenape Indians which were located originally in this area of the country. Lackawanna means two streams or where two streams fork. I learned that from touring that wonderful mine.
So, then what? Now what do you do in Scranton?
The Scranton area has way more outdoor stuff to offer. They have almost a dozen well maintained extensive trails that you can hike. They have it all, and it's all around town. They have a beautiful river walk that you shouldn't miss. It's great, and it's a beautiful walk. River walks are one of the fastest growing trends in the Northeast. I don't know about the rest of the country, but we sure do love them here.
Here's an interesting fact and a fun thing to do, that tells you how unique Scranton is. You can take a tour and visit the Houdini Museum. That's right. These folks will take you to see all the things that scream Houdini. It is the most extensive collection of things pertaining to Houdini, and they also have a great show with well known magicians for you to go along with your tour. If you like, you can take a haunted tour as well. Harry Houdini's wife spent years trying to reach him through seances, and now you can experience the whole thing right here in Scranton, PA.
There are many wonderful things to do in Scranton, PA. No one was more surprised than me. My son and I went to a wonderful place called Lahey's Family Fun Park, just outside of town where we rode go karts and played mini golf, rode bumper boats and had a great time. We went to a McDonald's that looked like a 50's diner. We went to a great downtown mall that had as much entertainment as they did shops. They have a great modern art scene there as well. They have a well known night life. It's an amazing town. You can even take a tour that highlights all the landmarks that they use on the TV show The Office. The place is one of a kind. Until I got off the road and visited the place I had no idea. While it has plenty to be unique, why did I mention it as one of my adventures for anyone?