Are you staying local this summer? Regardless of the reasoning, whether that be that you live close to campus, you are taking summer classes, you are getting a job near school or you just do not want to leave your friends, there are fun activities that an individual can do over the summer time near
1) Seven Tubs Natural Area:
The Seven Tubs Natural Area is a publicly accessible recreation area located in Luzerne County,
Pa., and owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources. This is an easy hike and it is close to town as well. It is also a nice getaway for a family to
enjoy or if you just want to hang out and explore nature with your friends.
2) Knoebels Amusement Resort:
According to Knoebels’ website, the amusement resort is family amusement park, complete with picnic grove and campground in Elysburg. The website boasts, “America’s largest free-admission amusement part.” The free admission park houses two classic wooden roller coasters. Visitors can also take part in Opening Day on April 30, and Scout Day on May 7. With rides for thrill-seekers and kid friendly rides Knoebels is the perfect day trip for the whole family.
3) Chacko’s Family Bowling Center:
According to chakosfamilybowlingcenter.com, the bowling alley consists of 40 synthetic AMF lanes, computerized scoring, junior, adult, and senior league, automatic bumpers for children’s bowling, glow bowling on Friday and Saturday nights, senior citizen specials, memory lane lounge, Dan Chacko’s pro shop, arcade with ticket redemption center, a full service kitchen specializing in pizza, wings and so much more. This is a great place to go when you are bored or just want to be inside and have fun on a rainy day.
4) Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza:
According to mohegansunarenapa.com, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza is owned by the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, a government body appointed by Luzerne County. The arena is managed by SMG, the world leader in entertainment and sports facilities management with catering and concessions services. The plaza has more than 8,000 seats and has the capacity to hold approximately ten thousand people for concerts.
5) Lark Mountain Marketplace:
Lark Mountain Marketplace is an antique mall. There are a variety of vendors that offer unique items such as vintage advertising, mining items, estate and costume jewelry, and even video games.