Fall Family Fun Day

In celebration of autumn, Lackawanna Heritage Valley and the Taylor Community Library will host their annual Fall Family Fun Day along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Scranton on Sunday, November 6, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Organizers of this free community event invite families to enjoy a petting zoo and goat meet-and-greet, crafts, stories, s’mores, hot chocolate and live music at Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s Natural Play Area, located at 1737 Nay Aug Avenue in Scranton. Gertrude Hawk Chocolates has generously donated the milk chocolate candy bars for s’mores by the campfire, while members of the Taylor Community Library have prepared fall-favorite books for an outdoor story time. Ray’s Porketta, named the “Best Food Truck” in the region The Scranton Times-Tribune and Access NEPA’s 2022 ‘Best of the Best’ contest, will also be on-site for this year’s Fall Family Fun Day.

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, event organizers are eagerly anticipating the return of this annual event, which will be held at a new location this year. The move to Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s Natural Play Area will allow organizers to offer additional activities for families, while children have a chance to explore the nature-based park.

The Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area, voted “Best Local Park” in the region, was built with natural features and is aquatic-themed. The park features a community pavilion, a tyke-bike track, slides built into the sides of dirt mounds, tire swings, a climbing snake, a fishing shack and fish climbers. Because the park is wood-based and well-loved, revitalization is necessary. Lackawanna Heritage Valley will display planned improvements which will occur in Spring 2023.

Organizers anticipate welcoming more families than ever before at the return of this annual event.

“This event is always a beloved tradition for the families that join in on the fun,” said Justin Topa, community engagement manager for Lackawanna Heritage Valley. “From the beautiful fall foliage along the Lackawanna River to petting zoos and s’mores, Sunday will truly offer something for the whole family to enjoy.”

For more information, families are asked to call Lackawanna Heritage Valley, at (570) 963-6730, or email April Rogato at ARogato@lhva.org. More information can also be found on the event’s Facebook page.