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“Beautiful place to walk!”

Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Scranton
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

I've always adored the walking path around lake Scranton. Not only does it bring back fond memories of walking the lake with my grandfather as a child, it continues to be a serene and dreamlike place to escape to as an adult. It is always clean, safe, and gorgeous, any time of the year. One note for travelers, it is not equipped for strollers, skates, or bikes. Just remember to bring a camera and soak up the view, the lush, green scent of the earth, and the chirping and chattering of birds and chipmunks. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

This lake was in The Office and it is the 8th largest indiginuously body of water in the USA, so go visit it and walk where celebrities have walked.

2  Thank Kevinmcdonalds
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I travel to Scranton very often for work. Stay at the Radisson downtown and you are just down the road from this amazing jog and walk (whatever is best for you) Absolutely perfect for the business traveler.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Lake Scranton is absolutely gorgeous. This big lake is surrounded by a paved path that is roughly 4 miles long. It's a fairly easy walk, in regards to those with medical conditions that may hinder them from heavy exercise. There are a few mild hills, but nothing major. There's also plenty of big rocks or benches you can sit and rest on. Some spots have a clearing of the trees so you can actually go right down to the lake. The bridge you walk over is awesome. It reminds me of a castle. There's a beautiful gazebo along the path that you can venture over to. Parking is great here. Just go up past the main gate til you see the sign. Lots of spots. Everyone who goes here is in a positive mind set, so you can get a really awesome energy feeling just between being surrounded by nature and happy strangers. This lake is kept very well by the water company. I have never seen any garbage or litter of some sort around the path. People are free to walk, jog, or run on this path but they say no bikes.(not sure why?) and there usually are water company workers on site towards the back, so if you do have any emergancies and it's faster to get to them than the parking lot, it's good to know they are there. I love to exercise on this path because it's about 90% shaded, which is helpful in the hot summer months.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Lake Scranton is a lake surrounded by a paved path which is little wider than a car. It is owned by the water company. They do not allow dogs. Its a great place for a good workout. I know if I "walk the lake" I will get my entire workout in. I have seen many deer, turkeys, geese, chipmunks, squirrels, and a snake one time, sunbathing. There is a "lookout" with views of the PA mountains, trees and of course, Lake Scranton. During peak season, there are many runners/walkers. No bathrooms. I am a pretty fast walker and walking the entire lake takes me 45-50 minutes.

1  Thank sandseekerNepa
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