Interesting Places to Visit in Luzerne County

Historical Brainerd Church & Cemetery

This brick church was constructed in 1851 (some say 1841) and is a significant example of Greek Revival architecture.
Twice a year, a service is held at the Historical Brainerd Church and the church is also available for tours but only by appointment. Adjacent to the pretty church is also a refurbished 1-room schoolhouse. The church is located just off Route 93 in Sybertsville, PA 18251, Phone: (570) 788-3244

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

The Lackawanna tour takes you some 300 feet beneath the Pennsylvania earth where you can explore the abandoned mine. Here you can learn how the miners had to work hard to harvest coal. These “black diamonds” were actually fueling the American Industrial Revolution. The Lackawanna Coal Mine (a retired coal mine) is an interesting museum located in Scranton’s McDade Park. Visitors will board a mine car to descend into the Clark Coal Vein. Visiting the Lackawanna Coal Mine is a highly interesting learning experience. You cam first hand how hard the miners had to work in order to be able to support and feed their families.
McDade Park, Scranton, PA 18504, Phone: (800) 238-7245

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Some More Historical Attractions in Luzerne County

Forty Fort Meeting House

Forty Fort dates back to 1807 was named after a fort in the Revolutionary War Era that was built by the town’s original forty settlers built. You can have a guided tour of the Forty Fort Meeting House with the originally boxed pews, hand-craved column, and elevated pulpit, and also visit the cemetery on Sundays from 1:00 t0 3:00 pm. Forty Fort is open to visitors from Sundays Memorial Day until the last Sunday in September (and also on the 4th of July and Labor Day). For tours on other days than Sundays, please make an advance arrangement.
Forty Fort Meeting House,20 River Street, Forty Fort, PA 18704, Phone: (570) 287-5214

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Historical Attractions & Sightseeing

Delaware and Lehigh Canal National and State Heritage Corridor

It’s a great experience to navigate the Delaware and Lehigh Trail (D&L), 165 miles (265 km) of America’s history.  The Lehigh Canal and the Delaware Canal lead you from Bristol, just a little northeast of Philadelphia, to Wilkes-Barre (in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania). The Heritage Corridor is set up for the preservation of the historic pathway where coal and iron were carried from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. The organization celebrates the region’s rich heritage and aims to conserve as much as possible green space in the region for public use. The organization additionally runs Hugh Moore Historical Park and Museums (including the National Canal Museum in Easton). The D&L Trail is committed to connecting people to the area’s industrial heritage, to promote health and wellness, to preserve nature and the environment, and to stimulate economic development.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042, Phone: (610) 923-3548

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Things to do in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Luzerne County – This is where you’ll find it all…

When you plan a visit to Luzerne County in scenic Northeast Pennsylvania, in the foothills of Pocono Mountain, you can opt for a short getaway or maybe even stay a little longer and explore the phenomenal region!

The vastness of Luzerne our County will allow you to enjoy the magnificent countryside as well as all sorts of the fun in the area’s interesting of Pittston, Hazleton, and, of course, Wilkes-Barre. There are also quite a few fine small towns where always something is going on!

Anf of course… the fantastic outdoors. You can go skying at Montage Mountain or hike the pretty Rickets Glen State Park falls. Many visitors come here to enjoy the bike rides along the River Commons and marvel at scenic views along the winding Susquehanna River.

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Luzerne County – A Great Outdoors Destination

The “Official Best of Pennsylvania” website has, again, listed Luzerne County as Pennsylvania’s best Outdoors Destination. The website’s expert researchers examined state tourism information, CVB resources, numerous travel websites, and several other sources to decide on a region’s or an attraction’s reputation. Luzerne County’s selection will be aired on The Travel Channel and on KYW/CBS3 Philadelphia. Among Luzerne County’s finest outdoors venues are kayaking on the Susquehanna River, Ricketts Glen State Park, the Falls Trail (the best hike in Pennsylvania!), fishing on Francis Slocum Lake and Lake Jean, mountain bike riding at Moon Lake, and the River Common, site of Luzerne’s RiverFest.

Fall activities

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Adventure weekend in Luzerne County

When it gets time for a great weekend of adventure, Luzerne County is a fantastic option. From wines to brews, and from hiking to whitewater, Luzerne County offers the best ingredients to enjoy an action-packed weekend getaway.

Luzerne County is located some four hours from Washington, D.C., and has also lots of city attractions. However, once you go out of the Wilkes-Barre area, the outdoor excitement that Northeastern Pennsylvania offers will open up a different kind of fun.

A great time to visit Luzerne County early summer and fall is also a pretty good season to visit the area. Throughout the summer, Luzerne County communities are holding fascinating bazaars and festivals, showcasing the wonderful region’s civic spirit. The region boasts some of the finest outdoor festivals in Pennsylvania.

Whitewater rafting

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Luzerne County Intenship Opportunities

Luzerne County is not only a great place to live, there ara also many professional. Luzerne County is also wonderful to work and pay a visit to. The region has an impressive history, a highly dynamic present, and a wonderfully promising future ahead. Whether you live here or visit the region for the first or the hundredth time, you’ll feel happy here and there are plenty commercial opportunities for businesses and individuals to broaden their horizons.

Living in Luzerne County is wonderful but so is working here. Many businesses are emerging and developing throughout Luzerne County and they provide excellent career options and opportunities in many sectors. In Luzerne County, you can find a broad variety of available positions, and there are also great Internship Programs. Let’s take a closer at Luzerne County’s Internship Program.

The Internship Program is providing undergraduate students who take an interest in the public service sector the opportunity to get educated about and contribute to the local government organization while at the same time gaining a great real-world experience.

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Luzerne County Community College

It is Luzerne County Community College’ mission to provide excellent education, to achieve student success and goals, and to have a positive impact on Luzerne County and its entire surrounding region in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The school’s main campus is in Nanticoke, 1333 S Prospect Street, PA 18634, Phone: 1-800-377-5222.

Luzerne County Community College is a public 2-year college that offers certificate, associate degree, and diploma programs. The school was established in 1966 and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools (Commission on Higher Education) in Philadelphia.

The school’s main campus is located on 167 acres and comes with 15 buildings that include 8 instructional facilities and classrooms, an administration building, a library, a campus center, a conference center, and a security & printing services facility. The school also has education centers in Berwick, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Northumberland, and Kulpmont.

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It’s out there, the beauty

Without a doubt, one of the hardest times of my life was when my mother was dying in the hospital. Knowing her time was limited and having all these things I wanted to say to her but couldn’t, because she simply could not comprehend, was agonizing.

It drained me; in the evenings, after a day at her bedside, I would walk back to the apartment Dave and I shared, ironically a stone’s throw from the hospital, to sit on the couch and just stare.

It was very important to me that my mother not see how hard I was struggling; I wanted her to look at me and see the same young woman she had always seen. Even though most of the time I wanted to show up at the hospital unshowered and in my pajamas, I made sure I looked nice.

I did my hair, put on makeup, picked out a decent outfit and I always accessorized. My mum and I shared a love of jewelry, you see, and so I wore pieces I thought she would like.

When she looked at me, I didn’t want her to see how terrified I was, that I was drowning in fear and sadness. I wanted her to see her daughter. I wanted her to remember me the way she always had. Read More

Enjoy Outdoor Activities in Luzerne County

Here are a few suggestions for making an enjoyable day in Luzerne County:

Hickory Run State Park

Hickory Run is a great Pennsylvania State Park that offers many camping options. The park provides a lot of camping space for tents, cabins, and RV’s. It has several hiking trails and a nice swimming area that includes bathrooms, changing rooms, and a snack shop.

You should also check out the park’s Boulder Field when you visit this very family-friendly place to escape your usual business life and enjoy this awesome outdoor area.

After a short walk, you can discover the wonderful Hawk Falls, and if you take some time to go a little further down the beautiful trail, you can discover a wonderful secluded river passing.

Maybe not the most feasible place for children to get into the water, but adults have a great chance to enjoy refreshingly cold water on a hot summer’s day. Read More