Summertime is back, so what are you going to do this year? As the world anxiously looks out into its first hot months after the beginning of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, it’s not clear how similar this summer will be to previous ones. With social distancing and mask-wearing still common practices, large gatherings will be difficult or impossible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in the sun. Below are some places you may be able to go and enjoy the summer in the Scranton area.
Nay Aug Park
This park brings together walking trails, a pool complex, fishing, and more. If scenic walks are part of your idea of a great summer, be sure to explore the trails at Nay Aug Park. With a few different playground sites, a museum and more attractions, you may find things to do here you didn’t know about before.
Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den
At the end of June, the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den will reopen with some changes. The Aquarium will enforce social distancing and mask wearing, but the wonders will be ready for everyone to experience once again.
Scranton Lake Walking Path
A good walk around beautiful Scranton lake may be one of the best ways you can social distance outdoors this summer. There’s plenty of wooded trail and lengths of the path go alongside the lake. Bring your phone along and take pictures to turn a casual Summer walk into a photo scavenger activity. The only parking near the lake is a bit hard to reach, but the walk makes the trip worth it. Since there is no proper address, please refer to the embedded map above to locate the walking trail.
Lackawanna River Heritage Trail
If a lake walking trail isn’t quite the way you want to spend time outside this summer, the Lackawanna river heritage trail isn’t just another trail. The trails on this course are well maintained and structured with more fences, pavement, and path side artwork. Since these trails follow the Lackawanna River, the trails pass through more environments that just what you would see beside a lake.