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June 21, 2024
Kids Day Out: Nay Aug Park in Scranton
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Create Unforgettable Memories With Your Tiny Explorers

You don’t need to travel far to find new adventures for your young kids while staying close to home. Scranton’s Nay Aug Park is a prime example. Spanning over 70 acres in downtown Scranton, this community park offers the perfect outing for fun and adventure, with the convenience of being back home before dinnertime.

The park features a number of kid-friendly attractions that are sure to captivate and entertain children of all ages. From an adventurous treehouse and playgrounds to a kid-friendly museum, there’s no shortage of exciting activities.

Pack a picnic and get ready to create lasting memories with these must-see, kid-approved attractions at Nay Aug Park.

Adventure Awaits at Nay Aug Park
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David Wentzel Treehouse

Perched 150 feet above the Nay Aug Gorge, the Treehouse is a magical highlight of the park. Kids will have a blast climbing the treehouse and exploring its many platforms. The treehouse also features educational displays about local wildlife, blending fun with learning. Parents will appreciate the lush forest surroundings and the roaring brook below, making it the perfect spot to snap some pictures.

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Nay Aug Gorge + Davis Trail

Families can enjoy a leisurely 2-mile easy out-and-back walk along the Davis Trail, which winds through lush woodlands and provides breathtaking views of Roaring Brooke, Nay Aug Gorge, a National Natural Landmark, and its cascading waterfalls. The Paul Kanjorski covered pedestrian footbridge also offers a stunning view of the cliffs and rushing water below.

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Playgrounds

Nay Aug Park has several playgrounds that are equipped with a variety of play structures, swings and slides designed for different age groups. Kids can run, jump, climb and their let imaginations sore.

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Picnic

After a morning of exploration, enjoy a picnic lunch or recharge with snacks and refreshments in one of the parks many pavilions and picnic spots. Hanlon’s Grove on the east-side of the park has plenty of tables and grills available for an afternoon BBQ. You can also grab coffee, fresh-baked pastries and light bites at Blackwatch Café.

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The Everhart Museum

The Everhart Museum is an excellent way for kids to learn while having fun and features exhibits on natural history, science and arts. The museum also hosts interactive and family-friendly events and workshops, too.

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Manning’s Farm Dairy

No outing is complete without everyone’s favorite treat – ice cream! Manning’s Farm Dairy on Meadow Ave. in Scranton is less than a five-minute drive from the park. Enjoy homemade ice cream and meet the cows on this working dairy farm.

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Tips for a Perfect Day at the Park

  • Pack Essentials: Bring along sunscreen, hats, insect repellent, snacks, water and a small first aid kit.
  • Plan Activities: Research the park’s amenities and activities. Look for playgrounds, walking trails, nature centers, or picnic areas.
  • Dress Appropriately: Choose clothing and footwear that are comfortable and appropriate for outdoor activities.
  • Bring Entertainment: Pack balls, frisbees or bubbles for extra fun at the park.
  • Learning Opportunities: Point out different plants, birds, or wildlife you see.