Friday, August 1, 2014

Lackawanna State Park

In planning our summer travels, we needed a place to hunker down between stops and I chose Lackawanna State Park.  We wanted something not too far off of I81 and I figured that after being in touristy 1000 Islands, we would need to get back to the woods.  Well - boy did we get that!

Tucked in the woods!
Lackawanna State Park was fine for what we needed but it is an older park and most sites are not big rig friendly.  We spent the weekend chilling, watching nature, hiking, and enjoying dairy fresh ice cream!  Not too far from the campground, there is a dairy farm and we went there one afternoon for a cool treat.  Well - we got that plus two 1/2 gallon tubs of ice cream, 1/2 gallon of fresh milk and a pint of fresh chocolate milk.  Dan was in heaven!  (okay I was too but only with the ice cream and chocolate milk!). Let's just say that Pistachio ice cream and Almond Joye ice cream - oh my!!
Dam at Lackawanna Lake

Great day for a hike!
Lackawanna Lake
Bunnies are still my favorite after all these years!

Cute squirrel eating an orange peel

 Dan had gone on a scooter ride one day and came back and told Gin, Syl, and I that he had something to show us.  We piled in their car and off we went.   What a sight it was!

The  Tunkhannock Viaduct (also known as the Nicholson Bridge), is a manmade railroad bridge built in 3 years in the early 1900s. It's almost a mile long and about 300 feet tall!  Yikes!

We stopped at a roadside information area to learn more about this viaduct.  It really is something to see.
We also snagged one geocache while there!

Time to move to our next destination!  Stay tuned.


  1. That viaduct is pretty amazing. Not sure what state it's in...guess I'll have to Google it.

  2. Awww, you're in our old area of the state. The Nicholson bridge is so cool! We never got to camp in Lackawanna state park, but it's a beautiful area to hike.

  3. Yea, a little time in the woods is good for the soul... fresh dairy ice cream ain't bad either ;o)) Cool viaduct...who knew!!!

  4. It was a bit like camping in a tree house!