Hikers to foodies, art lovers to history buffs will discover fun in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Northeast Pennsylvania. Check out the top five reasons why Luzerne County is the spot for your next getaway.

(1) Outdoor Adventures
With rolling mountains, two rivers, 90 small lakes and 130 streams, there are so many ways to get out and play. Hike or bike miles of trails and explore hidden waterfalls, lush forests and wildflower covered meadows. Four state parks invite visitors to connect with nature and experience camping, hiking, boating and more! Change of seasons brings a change in fun…from snowshoeing and ice hiking in the winter or whitewater rafting and kayaking in the summer, there is always a new adventure waiting.

(2) Art Scene
Every spring the Fine Arts Fiesta (shown here) takes over Downtown Wilkes-Barre celebrating visual and performing arts. During warm weather months, art walks connect people with local artists. Music, theater and dance take the stage all across Northeast PA, from small community theaters to the historic F.M. Kirby Center to the large Mohegan Sun Arena.

(3) Fun Together
Events all around Luzerne County bring people together for fun and food. Whether it’s the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival, Plymouth Kielbasa Festival or Pittston Tomato Festival, make plans to taste the flavors of Northeast PA. Events like the free summer concert series, Rockin’ the River (shown here) and Luzerne County Fair add even more opportunities for making great memories with your family and friends.

(4) Experience the Flavor
Festivals aren’t the only way to savor Northeast PA. Luzerne County is home to restaurants of all kinds – from fine dining to family diners to ones cooking cuisine from around the world. Plus, Northeast PA is popular for the hundreds of restaurants serving up their own unique styles of pizza, while local craft breweries and wineries create new takes on old favorites.

(5) Small Town Charm, Big Fun
With a strong sense of community and charming downtowns, there’s no mistaking that small town feel. Mix in big attractions, like the Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino and the Mohegan Sun Arena, and you’ve got the best of both worlds!

Plan Your Trip

To keep up to date on the latest events and attractions in Luzerne County, www.VisitLuzerneCounty.com is your best source for all the can’t-miss fun and entertainment.

Megan Schlosser Filak worked in the television news industry throughout the East Coast. After nearly a decade she chose to leave the high-pressure industry and return to a place she always loved, Northeast Pennsylvania. Megan enjoys exploring the area and works to help others discover and fall in love with her corner of Pennsylvania.