Trails

Trails

Over eleven miles of easy-to-follow trails wind through forests and along the Susquehanna River

During summer months, trails open on Saturday and Sunday only from 8:00 a.m. to dusk.

Trail map

The Endless Mountains Nature Center maintains over 11 miles of trails, which are open to the public at the times and seasons listed on the “Directions and Hours” page. Most of the trails are shady and easy to walk. Blazes are painted on the trees along the trails and a key to the blazes is located on the trail map.

The adjacent property, the Howland Preserve has new trails, which connect with the Nature Center’s trails. One connection is established near the overlook. The second trail can be accessed just outside Camp Lackawanna’s entrance. It will eventually connect with the Trail of Faith (yellow-blazed trail). Maps are being planned. The Nature Center and its trails are located on Camp Lackawanna, which is owned and operated by the Presbytery of Lackawanna.

The Nature Center’s trails meander along one of the most peaceful stretch of the Susquehanna River and the historical remnants of the North Branch Canal. Trails travel through mixed broad-leaf and hemlock forests, and up to an overlook with a view of the river and valley below. Visitors can appreciate birds singing, water trickling over the the steep cliffs, water flowing in the river, leaves rustling, and the overall lack of modern noise.Red trail in summer

Rules
Keep in mind Camp Lackawanna is private property, which is graciously open to the public most of the year.

  • All trail users and visitors MUST sign-in and out on the porch of the Nature Center Lodge.
  • Leashed dogs are allowed. Clean up after your dog.
  • Bikes are allowed when the trails are not muddy.
  • Groups of 10 or more must have a program scheduled with the Nature Center staff or be renting from Camp Lackawanna.
  • Only enter the Nature Center Lodge and restrooms. All other lodges and cabins may be rented by other visitors.
  • Restrooms can be found in the Nature Center Lodge and an outhouse is available at the tent camping sites all year. In warmer weather, the restrooms near the pavilion and the bathhouse west of Smryl Lodge/Retreat Center are also open to trail users.

Accessibility
The camp roads and a few parts of trails are accessible to sturdy wheelchairs and strollers. The Nature Center Lodge, including the restroom, is wheelchair accessible. Call first to discuss specifics with the staff to make the most of your visit.

Camp Lackawanna

During summer months, Camp Lackawanna offers a residential camp. For the safety of the campers the trails are closed to the public Monday-Friday. For information about Camp Lackawanna’s camp program visit their website.

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