Hike or Bike the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

When life has you pulled in every direction, there’s nothing like getting back to nature to help you feel recharged. If a long walk or bike ride is what you need to unwind, be sure to check out the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. This route follows the scenic Lackawanna River and is no doubt a local favorite in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The next time you need a little me-time, find your way to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and start exploring!

If you’re planning on traveling to the Pocono Mountains for recreation, be sure to download our Northeastern Pennsylvania Destination Guide. In addition to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, you’ll be in-the-know about other fun family activities, local restaurants to try, upcoming events, and much more! Our guide is free and comes right to your inbox!

Check Out the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

While you’re staying at Hotel Anthracite, you can head out the door and straight to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. After a long day, there’s nothing better than reconnecting with nature on a leisurely walk. The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail runs for 17.9 miles. It is a part of a 70-mile trail system that spans four counties in Pennsylvania.

The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail is a rail trail that merges into the D&H Rail Trail just north of Carbondale. This family-friendly path isn’t just a great place to walk, but it’s also a great spot to ride your bike. If you’re interested, there’s a Group Ride on the Trail that leaves every Wednesday at 6:00 pm from Scranton at the 7th Avenue Trailhead and lasts for about an hour. This is a great opportunity to meet other people with similar interests and get some exercise!

If you’ll be in town and would like to rent a bike to use on the trail, check out rentals from Sickler’s Bike and Sport Shop. With everything from a mountain bike to a hybrid bike with helmet, Sickler’s can help you with all your rental needs. Select from 1-day to 5-day rentals. Call 570-587-2453 for availability.

Hotel Anthracite is Carbondale’s Newest Modern Hotel

For your home away from home while you’re staying in Carbondale, look no further than Hotel Anthracite. Formerly known as Carbondale Grand Hotel, this modern hotel offers 61 guest rooms, a fine dining steakhouse, a café, and plenty of common areas to kick up your feet. We want your stay to be as relaxing as possible, so we offer free WiFi, room service, and a fitness center with guest access to the local YMCA.

If you’ll be staying with us while on business, we offer our business travelers a few special amenities. There is free WiFi, meeting spaces and smart TVs to use. And when booking your reservation, be sure to ask us about our discounted room blocks.

After you explore the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, come and finish your getaway with a stay at Hotel Anthracite. We look forward to welcoming you soon.