Lackawanna Heritage Trail

This is a very nice, long trail that runs from Scranton, PA to the New York state line. When completed this trail will extend about 70 miles. The vision is to connect the southern end with the Wyoming Valley Levee Trail. Portions of the trail run along former D&H rail way, some along CNJ right of way and some along former O&W line. Most of the trail is along the Lackawanna River.

The trail is divided into sections. The lower valley section in the area of Taylor is not done. The Scranton section starts on the outskirts of Taylor and into the city of Scranton. Most of this is done and includes paving and other amenities. Part of this section includes the Scranton River Walk. At Olive Street, near the Scranton High School the trail is an unimproved path atop the levee. The next improved section is in Peckville. This is the Mid Valley Section of the trail. Most of the improved trail here is paved and well signed but some gaps exist. As you go north into the Upper Valley section the trail is mostly unimproved right of way. Some of these sections are a bit rough and are best navigated with a fat bike.

The Lackawanna Heritage Valley and others are working hard to fill in gaps and this trail is shaping up to be something special. More and more of this trail is improved each year. As construction progresses, they are doing it right with connections to communities and historic places along the way.

For more about the trail visit the Lackawanna Heritage Valley site. Read carefully because portions of the route are on road meaning the trail has not yet been constructed. The roads are generally not marked with bike lanes and directional signage is hit and miss.

To see a video of my bike ride on the Mid Valley section of the trail visit Mark's Bike Tock YouTube channel. You can also preview the Scranton section here.

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