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“Nice walk”

Ranked #6 of 32 things to do in Scranton
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice walk”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

The paved walkway is a little over 5k, easy walk with a few hills (not steep at all). It's picturesque in most areas. Have never seen any bears like another poster says, but it is the woods and there are deer and the occasional snake sunning itself, so just be cautious. Also it's pretty safe, never had any issues walking alone. The worst part of Lake Scranton in the hill back to the parking lot, it's a bit steep.

Visited May 2014
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Madeira Beach, Florida
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505 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Great views and 3.5 miles of nature”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Always a great place to get a quick walk or jog in. The trees were just budding but the four seasons around the lake change the way it looks all year long. Speed traps all around so watch the posted speed.

Visited April 2014
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“3.5-mile paved walking path”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Path was excellent and just what we needed to get some exercise before a hard afternoon of shopping! Great views and seemed to be well utilized path. We parked across the street from the Lake Scranton metal gate, but there wasn't great parking opportunities at this spot. We probably should have researched other parking areas before heading out. Please note - notices from the water company posted int he area that this is only a walking trail.

Visited April 2014
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“paved and scenic”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

On RT. 307 parking lot is a horrible walk to the path. It's steep and rock covered. After that it's great. 8-10 feet wide of black top. Easy inclines, none that I would call a hill. About 3.25 miles long. Plenty of places to stop for rest or pictures. (Both natural and man made) Far end had an attractive older dam and pumping station. No fishing, no bikes, no critters.

Visited November 2013
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Somewhere, USA
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126 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“nice walk with a view”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Wear comfortable shoes, and if it's been wet, nothing you want to get muddy. The path is paved all around (3.5 miles I believe the whole circle), but... Getting from the Hemlock parking lot to the main walkway, you have to go down a sloped dirt path.

Also, to address a couple of the negative comments, YES, no wheels! You don't have to worry about being run over by bicycles or rollerbladers. That's a GOOD thing. If you want to ride, go elsewhere. And it is a long way around with no shortcuts. If you can't make it, go a quarter way and turn around. There's no rule you have to go one way. One thing that remains a negative is the lack of sanitary facilities, so go before you go.

They also don't want you to feed the geese. It disrupts their natural migrations. Plus, feeding them means you'll have to sidestep the little green goose turds that will be everywhere.

Visited April 2014
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