Lake Scranton

Mileage: 4.6 Miles                                                                Directions

Rise:338 ft                                                                             Facebook

Hike Time: 3 hrs

Significance: Great walk around a reservoir with old architecture and a lot of wildlife

Here is some of what you need to know: No dogs or bikes allowed. Open all year round, but give them a chance to plow after a storm. Fishing for handicap only.

 

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1. Scroll the mouse over the altitude line to see where it lines up on the map

2. Click on the flags for more information

3. Click on the pictures to make them large

 

DSCN0134Look close at the map for parking , I have you going to the fire house because it is more public, and less chance of a break in. Their is additional parking on route 307, but it is more secluded. Look at the map, from the fire house you go uphill into a neighborhood to a T intersection and make a right then your next left into the woods. It is about 2/10 of a mile to the woods from the fire house.

 

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The trail around the lake is more like a road, their are hills, but nothing to steep. I am told it is maintained in the winter. This trail is frequented by runners and walkers, no bikes allowed. What I like about this trail is their are enough people around so you don’t feel isolated, but nobody is on top of you.

 

 

Their is cool architecture along the way, the damn is from the early 1900’s, and a stone platform that overlooks the lake. We have walked this trail many times we see a lot of deer, geese and curious squirrels. Underneath the one bridge we found several birds nests attached to the wall.

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Their is what I will call an observation platform that gives a great view of the lake (the pan photo at the top is from this location). Often during the summer months you will see wedding parties getting their photos taken there. Route 307 runs right past it so it is easy to access, but parking their for the duration of a hike is questionable.

 

 

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Just after the observation platform on your left the trail splits off and runs close to the lake. This leads to a stone outcropping. The kids thought this fun but be careful, the rocks are high and can be dangerous.

 

 

 

 

This is such a cool place to walk, run, or hike. Check out the NEPA Trails section for more hikes in the area, their are many.

 

 

 

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