We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scranton Lake Walking Path

Scranton Lake, Scranton, PA
Improve this listing
93%
Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Scranton
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors

Hotels near Scranton Lake Walking Path

Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    39
    17
    2
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lambertville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was a lovely, serene, wooded walk around a lake. It was very pleasant to find such a setting (we felt as if we were in the country) near the downtown of a city. We didn't have time to walk around the entire lake; someone we passed said that there was a bear cub frolicking in one spot.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Scranton Lake is actually a man-created and is a source of drinking water for the city of Scranton. The 3+ mile walk around the lake is peaceful...and good exercise. Parking is a bit of a problem (but not a significant barrier). Don't bring your dog...pets are not permitted.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been walking Lake Scranton for years. It's a little over 3 miles all around. They have mile markers which I like. I've gone both ways around to see which direction has less inclines. About even. No dogs, bicycles and no crowds to run into. Only ducks, geese and deer. It is a very pleasant walk with the water... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Close by , easy walking path with ample parking. Nice going around the lake in all of the seasons, but fall is spectacular.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I love walking this 3.5 mile path, either alone or with a friend. No dogs or bikes allowed! Great scenery with all of the trees and the lake. It is a wide paved road and the only traffic is the occasional water company vehicle--watch out for them, especially if you are walking with headphones in your ears. The squirrels will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As the other reviewers said, it is a beautiful place to walk. The land is owned by the Pennsylvania American Water Company and is made available for public use. There is a parking lot right off of Rt. 307 just on the outskirts of the city and I don't know if there are other lots. The path around the lake... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dalton, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The path goes all the ways around the lake. This is the perfect time of the year to go for a walk around the lake. I believe it is 3 miles all the way around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You would think walking or running the same 3.57 mile loop several times a week would be mundane. Not a chance! Whether it's a leisurely stroll or running laps to keep fit, there is always something new around the next bend. The people and the scenery make the 3 1/2 miles seemingly fly by. There are several ups & downs... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
fishkill, ny
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Embark on a 3.5 mile loop around a reservoir. The path is paved and is often shady. You get great views of the lake and some wildlife. I had a red-tailed hawk land right above me on a limb and it allowed me to take its picture. I also saw some wild turkeys. This is a nice place for a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lake Scranton is a beautiful place to take a loving walk with someone special and an awesome jogging trail for the health enthusiast. With the ambient temperatures of the Lake, the calm nature of the water and the occasional wildlife, a definitely good place to walk or run!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Scranton Lake Walking Path also viewed

 

Been to Scranton Lake Walking Path? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Scranton Lake Walking Path staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?