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From Skiing and Hiking to a Rich Cultural History of Railroad Wealth and Coal Mining, Scranton PA Has it All
by The Traveler

Scranton, PA, November 21, 2006 – Travelers looking for a memorable Pennsylvania getaway will find that Scranton PA is a great year-round place for families and couples with its rich industrial history and myriad of indoor and outdoor things to see and do.

Outdoor aficionados love the Scranton area, just west of the Pocono Mountains, for its number of impressive natural parks. Archbald Pothole State Park, a 150-acre park with recreational areas and walking trails has long been a prominent tourist attraction for its 38 feet deep depression formed more than 10,000 years ago during the last ice age. Also offering secluded natural beauty are McDade Park which features an arboretum, trails, Olympic-sized pool, playgrounds, and stocked pond, and the 1411-acre Lackawanna State Park with a beautiful lake serving as its centerpiece. Downhill skiing and snowboarding is available at Montage Mountain. Offering 22 trails and 140 acres of terrain, Montage Mountain Ski Area has something to satisfy moguls of all ages and skill levels.

From museums and nightlife to stadiums and shopping including the ever-popular Mall at Steamtown, there is Scranton Pennsylvania entertainment fun for all ages. Originally known for its anthracite coal mining and iron and steel manufacturing in its heyday, Scranton PA was known as the “Anthracite Capital of the World.” Today, visitors can get a sneak peak of the city’s past at the Lackawanna Coal Mine, where coal cars transport visitors 300 feet into the mines, and Steamtown National Historic site which honors the city’s railroad heritage, displaying life-sized and model steam engines. The Houdini Museum and the Electric City Trolley Museum are other traveler and local favorites.

While experiencing Scranton’s small town hospitality and delightful restaurants, visitors will be surrounded by a myriad of sightseeing pleasures and great Scranton Pennsylvania entertainment. At the end of the day, visitors will be pleased to find a clean, comfortable hotel, resort, or Scranton Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfast in a variety of styles to suit every budget. Guests can find unbiased Scranton PA travel information from knowledgeable professionals online at: http://www.ScrantonsBest.com or reserve a Scranton Pennsylvania hotel toll-free: 1.800.249.7141.

ScrantonsBest.com is a GoldenTravelGuides.com Company. Headquartered at 366 North Courtland Street, Suite B in East Stroudsburg, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, GoldenTravelGuides, a subsidiary of Golden Interests, Inc., is the largest leisure travel agency in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the Northeastern United States. GoldenTravelGuides is a member of the Pocono Mountains (PA) Chamber of Commerce, the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau (PMVB), the Naples and Key West (FL) Chambers of Commerce, the Sullivan County (NY) Chamber of Commerce, and the Pike and Wayne County (PA) Chambers of Commerce.

GoldenTravelGuides publishes more than 80 Internet-based guides to the “Best of” cities like the Poconos, Atlantic City, Naples, Hershey, Tunica, Niagara Falls, and Punta Cana. They arrange for groups, leisure, and business travelers at more than 40,000 hotels across the world. They can be reached toll free at: 1.877.465.3368 or online at: www.GoldenTravelGuides.com.

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