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July 18, 2023
10 NEPA Instagrammable Views
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With its natural beauty and impressive man-made structures, NEPA is an Instagrammer’s paradise! Set out and find these 10 photo-worthy views.

1. Free 100-Mile View image
1. Free 100-Mile View

Jim Thorpe, PA

This overlook offers a panoramic view above historic Jim Thorpe, the Lehigh Gorge and the Pocono Mountains. The view is easily accessible by car.

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2. Tunkhannock Viaduct

Nicholson, PA

Known to locals as the Nicholson Bridge, this massive railroad bridge spans nearly half a mile over Tunkhannock Creek. For decades, it was the largest concrete structure in the world.

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3. Electric City Sign

Scranton, PA

This Scranton icon is one of America’s oldest original electric signs still in existence. It serves as a reminder that Scranton was one of the first “electrified” US cities. You can spot it on top of the Scranton Electric Building on Linden Street.

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4. Top of the World

Dunmore, PA

Get a bird’s eye view of the expansive Pocono Mountains at Top of the World. This popular vista is located halfway through a rugged 4.2-mile loop trail. Trail access and parking are available at Tigue Street and the Dunmore Reservoir.

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5. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Bushkill, PA

This 70,000-acre park spans three NEPA counties and parts of New Jersey. One of the most popular sights is Raymondskill Falls, Pennsylvania’s tallest waterfall. Visitors also love to snap photos of the Delaware River atop Milford Knob.

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6. Market Street Bridge

Wilkes-Barre, PA

At nearly 100 years old, the Market Street Bridge is one of NEPA’s most recognizable structures. This bridge crosses the Susquehanna River, connecting Wilkes-Barre to Kingston. Massive limestone eagles top the four triumphal arches.

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7. Ricketts Glen State Park

Benton, PA

Ricketts Glen is home to over 13,000 acres of land and 26 miles of trails. One of the biggest draws is the popular Falls Trail, which passes 21 waterfalls. Ganoga Falls is the tallest at 94 feet high.

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8. Lake Wallenpaupack

Hawley, PA

Lake Wallenpaupack is NEPA’s largest lake at 5,700 acres. This lake features 52 miles of shoreline with plenty to explore on land and on the water. Don’t miss Wally Lake Fest, which is held every August.

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9. Nay Aug Park

Scranton, PA

Explore the scenic gorge at Nay Aug Park. The David Wenzel Tree House provides an overview of the gorge, while the Davis Trail leads right to the waterfall. A covered bridge crosses over Roaring Brook.

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10. Salt Springs State Park

Montrose, PA

Salt Springs State Park is home to over 14 miles of hiking trails in the Endless Mountains. The Fall Brook Natural Area features a beautiful gorge and waterfalls. You can also check out the old-growth forest with trees over 300 years old.

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Article Updated from its original version published on 8/4/2021.

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Brian Johnson
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