• LHV's non-profit partner to support development efforts and to increase public awareness of the mission and goals of Lackawanna Heritage Valley.

Find the Right Program For You

The LHV has a full schedule of events throughout the year. The list of ways to help is always growing. After you submit your information, LHV will contact you to learn more about your interests and to answer your questions.

Ambassadors in Action

Do you love the region, its trails, and the great outdoors? Joining Ambassadors in Action is a wonderful way to use your talents, to develop skills, to meet new people, and to give back to the community.The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) and Heritage Valley Partners (HVP) invite you to join “Ambassadors in Action,” the Heritage Valley's hands-on volunteer corps! Under the sponsorship of HVP volunteers are needed to help with trail clean-ups, heritage events, office support, and more! There are opportunities for everyone.

Heritage Ambassadors

LHVA Heritage Ambassadors

Created by LHVA in conjunction with its heritage partners, this one-day rolling classroom takes guests to key heritage sites in the Lackawanna Valley to educate, enlighten, and create a sense of pride and excitement about the area. Stops include: the Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton's Courthouse Square, the Scranton Cultural Center, the Lackawanna Historical Society, Nay Aug Park, the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, the Everhart Museum, and the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum.

Downtown Scranton Walking Guide

LHVA-Downtown Scranton Walking Tours

Architecture tells the story of Scranton's heyday, a story that has become part of the city's 21st century revitalization. Scranton today is a bustling commercial and cultural destination. Scranton's revitalization embraces the past and the future. Come join us and see for yourself!

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GEO Tour

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
(source: geocaching.com)

Piecing Together the Past is a program developed by Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area and Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) that takes participants on a geo-caching hunt of 12 historic sites in Scranton.
Caches containing puzzle pieces are hidden at each site. Once all 12 pieces are collected, geo-cachers may show their assembled puzzle to officials at Steamtown National Historic Site to redeem their prize.

Caches are hidden at:
Albright Memorial Library
Anthracite Heritage Museum
Courthouse Square
Electric City Trolley Museum
Everhart Museum
Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Lackawanna Historical Society at the Catlin House
Lackawanna River Heritage Trail
Radisson Lackawanna Station
Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple
Scranton Iron Furnaces
Steamtown National Historic Site

A self-guided tour, you can embark on your historic geo-caching adventure at your own pace! The program is open to everyone in the community and there is no fee to participate. To learn more, click here.

NEPA Trails Forum

The Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Trails Forum is a loose alliance of organizations, government entities, and individuals who are involved with trail development in the region. These include recreational, mountain biking, snowmobile, park, municipal, and water trails, on both public and private lands.

The Trails Forum focuses on addressing issues in the trail building community. Representatives from trail user groups, municipalities and government agencies, civic organizations, professional firms, trail managers, and interested individuals attended the events to meet fellow trail groups, learn more about projects in the region, and share ideas and best practices. The Trails Forum meets on a quarterly basis.

NEPA Trails Forum Planning Committee

Richard Cochrane, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association
Christine Dettore, Regional Advisor
Stephanie Milewski, North Pocono Trails Association
Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Owen Worozbyt, Lackawanna Heritage Valley

Previous Meeting Locations

Lacawac Sanctuary
Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Lackawanna Heritage Valley (Annual Spring Symposium 2014 ,2015, 2016, 2017)
North Pocono Trails Association – February 2017
Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails – November 2016
Susquehanna Warrior Trail – August 2016
Bear Creek Preserve, National Lands Trust – February 2016
Back Mountain Trail – November 2015
North Branch Land Trust – August 2015
D&H Rail Trail – February 2015
Trolley Trail – October 2014
City of Pittston – August 2014