Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau – Hiking, History & Small Towns View All ItinerariesDAY 1 MORNING Tunkhannock Viaduct/ Nicholson Train Station 21 Lackawanna Trail, Nicholson, PA 18446 / (570) 871-0510 Discover one of the “Engineering Wonders of the World” as your first stop in the region. Spanning two mountains, this classic viaduct bridges tow mountain tops and is used to shorten train travel time between New York and the Great Lakes. The Nicholson Train Station (open 2021) offers an interpretive display sharing the story of the viaduct and the arduous work that was required to build the iconic structure. A perfect stop for train buffs and history fans! Old Mill Village Museum Box 434, New Milford, PA 18834 / 570-465-3448 www.oldmillviallage.org Take a walk back in time at this restored village complete with one room schoolhouse, post office, livery and other structures that share the history of agricultural life in the last century. Themed event weekend like Fall Ghost Tours, Holiday Teas and Civil War Recreations at the site draw visitors to this popular privately maintained museum. LUNCH Visit Downtown Montrose Home to art galleries, small shoppes, as well as a recently restored arts center, the town plays host to several historical landmarks like the Town Green where popular events like the Montrose Blueberry Festival and the annual Chocolate & Wine Festival. The town serves as a center of activity for the Artists Open House Tour each October where artists & artisans who make their homes in the Endless Mountains open their studio for visits and classes. “Don’t Miss Stop” – Chocolates by Leopold, 170 Church St., Montrose, PA, 18801– www.chocolatesbyleopold.com AFTERNOON Salt Springs State Park Off Route 29, Franklin Forks / 570-967-7275 www.dcnr.pa.gov / www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org This popular park offers miles of trails including an Overlook Trail with a wooden walkway making easy access for those with mobility issues to spend time enjoying nature along a trail of waterfalls. Friends of Salt Spring Park offer themed programming, guided hikes, and educational workshops throughout the year to allow visitors an opportunity to learn more about nature. Priesthood Restoration Site & Visitors Center 27832 Rte. 171, Susquehanna https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/subsection/historic-sites/pennsylvania/priesthood-restoration-site?lang=eng Did you know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has its roots in a small farm town along the Susquehanna River in the Endless Mountains? Joseph Smith, church founder, is purported to have been visited by John the Baptist at this site and began his work founding the Mormon church here. The Welcome Center that shares a film history of Smith, as well as interactive exhibits chronicling the church history, is part of this site that includes a restored farmhouse and trails on this piece of historic land. A perfect stop for history buffs and people of faith looking to learn about this amazing story. DINNER Bingham’s Family Restaurant 6092 Route 92, Kingsley, Lenox, PA, 18826 www.binghamsrestaurant.com Discover one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s favorite family restaurants known for homemade goodness and the region’s finest desserts! Ideal for those with a big appetite after a day outdoors, Bingham’s delicious entrees are a regional favorite. From interstate travelers to Presidents of the United States, everyone goes to Bingham’s! EVENING Dietrich Theater 60 East Tioga Street, Tunkhannock PA 18657 www.DietrichTheater.com A great night at the movies in a restored small-town cinema in the heart of downtown is a nostalgic way to enjoy a relaxing night. First run films, special events and the region’s annual film festivals make this movie theater THE PLACE to spend an evening out in the Endless Mountains. DAY 2 MORNING Ricketts Glen State Park Route 487, Red Rock, PA www.dcnr.pa.gov One of Pennsylvania’s favorite hiking trails, Ricketts Glen is a National Natural Landmark known for its old-growth forest and 24 named waterfalls along Kitchen Creek. Outdoor recreation areas, picnic groves and a popular sandy beachfront at Lake Jean make this state park one of the region’s most popular outdoor destinations. Loyalsock Forest/Loyalsock Trail 6735 Route 220, Dushore, PA / 570-946-4049 www.dcnr.pa.gove Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are all popular activities along this 60-mile trail through the lush forest of Sullivan County. A welcome center offers park information, as well as maps and park services. LUNCH Jolly Trolley Variety Store & Luncheonette 101 Main Street, Dushore / 570-928-7719 Facebook: @jollytrolley Burgers, fries, merchandise, and Endless Mountain souvenirs are what draw visitors to this unique shoppe right at the light in Dushore – the only traffic light in all of Sullivan County! Country crafts and furnishings, local products, and campground merchandise are always in stock; discover nostalgic shopping at its finest! AFTERNOON Worlds End State Park Route 154, Forksville, PA / 570-924-3287 www.dcnr.gov.pa Home to High Knob Overlook and the spectacular Loyalsock Canyon Vista, the trails throughout the park offer amazing scenery and terrain for every level of hiking skill. The beachfront along Loyalsock Creek and picnic area are family favorites for a day in the Endless Mountains. The fishing areas along the Loyalsock Creek are a favorite of fly-fishing enthusiasts! Eagles Mere Air Museum / Eagles Mere Auto Museum / Eagles Mere Motorcycle Museum Route 42 between Laporte and Eagles Mere, PA / 570-220-2429 www.eaglesmereairmuseum.org / www.eaglesmereautomuseum.com These museums play home to the private collection of engine vehicles that tell the story of transportation in America across many generations. Discover antique aircraft and a curated collection of items honoring the history of women in aviation at the Air Museum while the Auto museum houses meticulously maintained displays of cars from the early 20th century onward. The addition of the Motorcycle Museum in 2021 will make this an excellent destination for historians, air travel fans and auto buffs alike! DINNER Eagles Mere Inn 29 Mary Avenue, Eagles Mere , PA / 570-525-3273 www.eaglesmereinn.com One of the Endless Mountains favorite destination inn’s is waiting to welcome you for dinner or the perfect mountain getaway! Historic charm and attention to detail make the inn, restaurant and dining room the place to head after a day of touring for great food and the warm welcoming atmosphere.