Y Walk Wednesdays Most Wednesdays throughout the summer! Sponsored by Highmark Y Walk Wednesdays: Keystone Active Zone (KAZ) Passport Stop #25. A series of free, guided evening walks featuring downtown neighborhoods, history, architecture, wildlife and new development in Wilkes-Barre. All walks begin promptly at 6:00 pm leaving from the YMCA […]
KAZ Events Coming Up In July
Wednesday, July 13th, YWalk Wednesday: A Downtown D & L Photo Safari. While hunting for photogenic gems at the northern terminus of the D & L Trail, you will get the latest on the progress to connect the 165 mile route from Bucks County to Wilkes-Barre. Bring your camera! The best pics will be featured in social media posts and local media. Walk Leader: Elissa Garafalo & Mike Burnside, D & L National Heritage Corridor. Walk leaves from Wilkes-Barre Y at 6:00: rescheduled to Thursday in extreme heat or rain. Call the Y for more info if you are wondering if Walk will happen: 570-823-2191.
Saturday, July 16th, Eckley Miners’ Village Walk: Meet at 10:30AM at the Visitor’s Center in Eckley for a two mile meander and tour through this living restored Coal Patch town. See Eckley Miners’ Village for more information. Directions: Eckley Miners’ Village is located 3 miles south of Freeland on Highland Road off Foster Avenue/Route 940. Please do not use th postal address (2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly PA) when using a GPS. When using a GPS you must use the following address: 2 Eckley Back Road, Weatherly, PA 18255
Wednesday, July 20th, YWalk Wednesday:A Sidewalk View to Building a More Walkable Downtown. People use the word “Walkability” but what does the term really mean? Learn what is making our city’s streetscapes safer, more efficient and more usable for all. Walk Leader: Larry Newman, Diamond City Partnership.Walk leaves from Wilkes-Barre Y at 6:00: rescheduled to Thursday in extreme heat or rain. Call the Y for more info if you are wondering if Walk will happen: 570-823-2191.
And in August: Sat. August 6th Family Bicycle Ride on the Susquehanna Warrior Trail. About 10 miles roundtrip, removed from traffic and very flat. Meet at the Shickshinny Boat Launch by South Canal Street at 9:00AM .
For more information, contact Michele Schasberger at 570-714-1953.
KAZ 2016 has four months to go! We have beautiful new passport brochures, featuring a map of Luzerne County trails.
Printed copies are available at local YMCAs, libraries, and KAZ park, recreation and civic partners. Contact us to request printed copies for your organization or club.
Or visit us at Wyoming Valley Riverfest (June 25th), Pittston Riverfest (July 30th), or attend a KAZ event.
Frances Slocum State Park consists of 1,035 acres in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County. The horseshoe shaped, 165-acre lake is popular for boating and fishing, and is a home to many species of birds, fish and wildlife. The many hiking and mountain biking trails and the large day use area attract visitors to picnic and explore […]
Using Our Protected Lands & Water Luzerne County, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a whole, is lucky to have many acres of protected land and water. Some of this land is owned by the Commonwealth or local municipalities, and some is owned by not-for-profit organizations or private citizens and protected by land trusts and other […]