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Visit These Local Parks to Celebrate National Hop a Park Day

  • 07/06/2018
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Visit These Local Parks to Celebrate National Hop a Park Day

The first Saturday in July means that National Hop a Park Day is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Today is a day that encourages us to visit local parks and enjoy everything they have to offer. It’s a great day to host a family and friends BBQ or take a long hike with your favorite furry friend.

To celebrate, you might want to take a break from technology–if it’s something you’ve been thinking about doing–and enjoy the summer weather and some fresh air. Our area if fortunate enough to be surrounded by parks, and CurbAppeal.com has featured a few them in the past. We’ve rounded our posts up for you to inspire an outing to celebrate this national day!

Kirby Park

Located right in Wilkes-Barre, Kirby Park features over 52 acres of land for you to explore. Did you know that Kirby Park is the only area park with its own snack stand? While you’re visiting, stop by Fred’s at Kirby Park for ice cream or a grass-fed beef hamburger.

Learn more here!

Frances Slocum

With over 1,000 acres, Frances Slocum features picnic areas, hiking trails, and a beautiful lake for kayaking! This is a gem within the Back Mountain that residents in and around NEPA come to explore.

My first hiking tip: Stop and take in the views.

Great ways to celebrate the day at Frances Slocum include hiking (with over 13 miles of hiking trains throughout the park), kayaking, swimming, biking, camping, holding a BBQ at one of the park’s charcoal grill sites, or just relaxing with a good book at a picnic table. With all that land, the possibilities are plentiful.

Learn more here!

Other Local Parks

In this post, we highlighted 5 local parks! In addition to the above mentioned parks, we highlighted Nescopeck State Park in Drums, Hickory Run State Park in White Haven, and Wilkes-Barre’s Seven Tubs Natural Area.

Nescopeck State Park spans over 3,500 acres featuring wetlands, waterfalls, and 19 miles of hiking trails. Lake Frances and Nescopeck Creek, located in the park, offers fishing and you can rent poles at the visitors center.

Hickory Run State Park’s Boulder Field.

If you’re really looking to get a good hike in, check out Hickory Run State Park. With over 40 miles of hiking trails, opportunities for waterfall gazing and Sand Spring Lake swimming, this park makes for the perfect day trip.

An area gem, the Seven Tubs Natural Area is named after the glacial melt-water that created “tubs” of water. You can wade through them to cool down in the hot summer months!

Learn more here!

Dog-Friendly Parks

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If you’re opting to treat the pup to a day in the park, we highlighted some great NEPA parks here! From walking and hiking parks to local dog parks where you can meet other dogs and their parents, we rounded up a lot of options for you to choose from!

Learn more here!


Did we miss your favorite? Tell us in the comments below and include your favorite thing about the park. Happy National Hop a Park Day! 

By Kayleigh, 07/06/2018 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

Kayleigh

Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

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