On Wednesday, October 24, at 5 PM there will be a public meeting and information session on the Marvine Trail section of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. This section will connect Parker Street in Scranton to the Borough of Throop.
Location: This event will take place at the Theatre at North in the Community Room, the address for the Theater at North is 1539 North Main Avenue Scranton, PA 18508.
The Lackawanna Heritage Valley is developing this trail, not only for recreation and transportation, but also to interpret the historic and cultural life of the region. The Marvine Section takes trail users through the historic site of the Marvine Colliery and along the Lackawanna River where there are many pieces of railroad and coal mining history visible adjacent to current railroad routes.
The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail runs 40 miles along the Lackawanna River, beginning at the confluence with the Susquehanna in Pittston, joining the Delaware and Hudson (D&H) trail in Simpson, and continuing to Union Dale at the Stillwater Dam. From there, the trail extends north to the New York State border to complete the 70 mile trail system. The Heritage Trail is a wonderful community asset, used by thousands of people throughout the year for health and wellness, recreation, alternative transportation, access to the river and simple enjoyment of the area’s natural beauty.
The Mission of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area is to facilitate community action in the preservation, promotion and development of the region’s history, cultural heritage and natural resources.