How to Have Summer Fun in NEPA

summer activities
25 May, 24

If you’ve been patiently waiting for the 2024-25 AHL season to begin, you know there’s still a bit of time before you can sit down and enjoy a Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins game. However, just because hockey isn’t back yet, doesn’t mean there isn’t a long list of fun activities in our area for the whole family. There is a ton of things to do year-round in NEPA, especially during the summer.

Here are a few great summer activities in NEPA that you can do before the WBS Penguins begin their season.

Catch a RailRiders Game

The WBS Penguins aren’t the only local team you can support. While Canada’s national winter sport has gained many fans in the area, you can’t forget about America’s national pastime. Fortunately, for baseball fans, we have a minor league team right here in NEPA. The Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders still have plenty of games left in their season. There’s no better way to spend a sunny summer day than enjoying a baseball game with family and friends and PNC Field is the best place to do it.

Head to Montage Mountain

With many scorching summer days left, Montage Mountain is a popular destination for anyone looking to cool off and have fun. A waterpark is never very far away when you’re in NEPA, as we have the Montage Mountain Waterpark right in Scranton. There’s fun for all ages at this waterpark, with slides, pools, a lazy river, and more. If you need plans for the next hot summer day, this is the perfect place.

Visit a Winery

You don’t have to travel very far to try amazing wine and enjoy a day at a vineyard. There are many great vineyards in the area that are the perfect summer day trip. Sitting outside with a nice cold glass of wine, good food, and the company of friends and family is something many people look forward to over the summer months. When you’re looking for a new place to hang out and talk with friends, consider visiting a winery in NEPA this summer.

Walk a Trail

One of the best summer activities that doesn’t cost a thing is getting outside and going for a nice walk. While a walk around your neighborhood is a great way to spend a warm summer day, there are plenty of beautiful walking trails all over NEPA. The area’s many trails are perfect for anyone looking to enjoy getting out into nature this summer and can help you stay healthy and in shape. You can get away from your busy life for a little while and relax, all while exploring a new area.

Take a Day Trip to Knoebels

No summer in NEPA is complete without a trip to Knoebels. This family-owned amusement park is nearly 100 years old and is famous for being the country’s largest free-admission park. Knoebels is home to several popular wooden roller coasters, as well as steel roller coasters, trains, carousels, and more. Whether you’re going for a day or camping overnight, this is one destination you can’t miss.

Get Tickets for the 2022-23 Season Today!

With so many fun summer activities in NEPA, the 2024-25 season will be here before you know it. Get ready for hockey to return to NEPA by getting your tickets today! Tickets for the 2024-25 season are on sale now, so start planning for the fall and find out what home games the WBS Penguins have this year!

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