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    Trails from Wilkes-Barre to Scranton PA??

    I would love to be able to take a short bike tour by the end of the summer. It would have to be short, a two day affair. Here is the tricky part. my guy does not do roads. In theory, we'll leave the car home, ride up to the next city, catch a dinner and get a hotel room and ride home the next day.

    Nothing too adventurous but fun. I wouldn't mind bringing a tent for a real camping trip but with my guy... baby steps, baby steps...

    Neither of us has done this kind of thing before. I put this here instead of the touring forum because we aren't going to be carrying more then a change of clothes, a sweater and water. We don't have a bike rack for the car and I'm not really sure our car would take one anyways. And if we hate it, riding from home saves us the cost of a bit of equipment we'll probably not use again.

    So, I've been looking at all of the local bike trail maps. It looks like we can take trails nearly all the way up. Specifically, the levee paved mups around Kirby up to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Anyone here ever ride these trails? What can we expect? Are the road sections 'safe' feeling?

    Lastly, we have a small dog. Is this mostly a shaded woodsy trail or mostly in the open? I can leave her with friends if needed.

    So, tell me about the Lackawanna River Heritage Trails!
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    I haven't ridden on this trail yet, but I hope to do so in the future. Sorry I can't be personally helpful, but maybe these links will:

    Greenways & Trails | Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV)

    Lackawanna River Heritage Trail | Pennsylvania Trails | TrailLink.com

    If you don't mind, please post a ride report once you do ride it so others can benefit from your experience. Thanks!

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    Well, I've seen those links. But thanks for linking them. Makes them easier to find.

    It *looks* pretty but it keeps mentioning streets... Google maps Street view makes them look like quiet streets but who knows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by katsrevenge View Post
    Google maps Street view makes them look like quiet streets but who knows?
    I've actually found Google street view to be pretty accurate in terms of gauging whether a road is busy or not. If you live close by, why not pre-ride the street portion of the route in your car?

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