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​Nearby Attractions to Archbald Pothole State Park

Information about Archbald Pothole State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Northeast Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

The borough of Archbald was originally known as White Oak Run before being renamed for James Archbald, the first mayor of Carbondale. It is located within the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and is approximately 13 miles from Scranton.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Archbald Pothole State Park is close to two state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Lackawanna State Park

The 1,445-acre Lackawanna State Park is in northeastern Pennsylvania, ten miles north of Scranton. The park offers a great deal of outdoor recreation opportunities, including 18 miles of hiking trails and 15 miles of multi-use trails for mountain biking and horseback riding.

Tobyhanna State Park

The 5,440-acre Tobyhanna State Park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. Popular activities on the lake include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. The park also offers camping, organized group tenting, hunting, hiking, and mountain biking.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 300 and 307 straddle the town of Archbald, with State Game Land 307 nearly adjacent to the state park. These lands provide opportunities for hiking and hunting.

The Seven Tubs Recreation Area also is nearby. The area is a series of potholes created from glacial meltwater that eroded the bedrock in Pinchot State Forest’s Deep Hollow Tract. Seven Tubs can be reached at Exit 164 off of I-81. Follow PA 115 south for 2.5 miles.

The Tannersville Cranberry Bog is a 150-acre wetland owned by the Nature Conservancy. The bog is the southernmost low altitude boreal bog on the eastern seaboard. It contains carnivorous plants, rare orchids, and other plants. The bog can only be visited during scheduled hours.

Pennsylvania Heritage Area

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Lackawanna Heritage Valley is Pennsylvania’s first heritage park. It tells the story of the important role that Lackawanna Valley played in America’s Industrial Revolution by supplying over 80 percent of the nation’s anthracite coal that fueled the growth of American industry.