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Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area

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November 27, 2020
Great hike along water, great views.
October 31, 2020
We love this place! Bring some drinks and food and hang out by the waterfall or go on a beautiful hike!
September 25, 2020
This is a lovely 2.2 mile hiking trail that is considered moderate in terms of hiking. It is not too challenging and the scenery is very pretty.
August 30, 2020
Creek Trail & Highland trail are great
July 22, 2020
Waterfalls Hiking. Wide, flat waterfalls with 3 blazed hiking trails: orange-blazed Pine Trail is an easy ½ mile path; blue-blazed Highland Trail loops about a mile through hardwood and pine forests, and red-blazed Creek Trail follows the creek out and back for a little over 2 miles.

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“ALL the activities ( paintball, mini golf, go karts, driving range , etc ) and ICE CREAM”
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“Irish beers on tap. Cheap. You can walk home from there. Nothing Fancy, but a good bar. ”
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Ski Area
“THE JFBB STORY JFBB IS THE RESULT OF A REVOLUTION - THE AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THAT IS.. Josiah White and Erskine Hazzard, pioneers in the anthracite coal mining industry, founded the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. These two entrepreneurs created the world’s first iron-wire suspension bridge as well as an effective river navigation system to transport large amounts of coal to Philadelphia. By 1840, the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company employed over 1,000 men in a dozen or more manufacturing establishments. At its peak capacity in 1919 the company had 11,000 employees and was producing 5 million tons of coal per year. Around 1942, employees built the Split Rock Club on the shores of Lake Harmony as a company retreat. The club consisted of Split Rock Lodge and the adjoining Hazzard ski slope. When the lodge was sold in 1947, Hazzard ski slope became known as Big Boulder Ski Area. This was the first commercial ski resort in Pennsylvania, and it was here that snowmaking was first used successfully in a commercial application. INVENTION OF SNOWMAKING HAS ROOTS AT BIG BOULDER John Guresh, an employee who was instrumental in building Big Boulder Ski Area, was the pioneer who perfected the snowmaking machine. In 1956, a machine that resembled a lawn sprinkler was used to emit crystals that looked and acted like snow. Guresh said of his first efforts, “One of the biggest problems was keeping the water moving fast enough to prevent freezing before it could be sprayed.” He also stated that “It never bothered me that I didn’t become rich and famous from the invention. I made a lot of friends and got a lot of recognition, that was more important.” JACK FROST IS BORN When Jack Frost opened in 1972, the experiences from Big Boulder laid the groundwork for a well designed ski resort. All of the slopes, lifts, buildings, and snowmaking infrastructure that would be required were planned as part of the original construction. Today, Jack Frost Ski Area is a companion resort to Big Boulder Ski Area. With roots in the industrial age, these two ski resorts have become the heart and soul of the Northeastern Pennsylvania ski industry. ”
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“Seven Tubs Recreation Area is a publicly accessible recreation area located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Continuously flowing glacial meltwater gouged a line of smooth tubs in gritty sandstone over 12,000 years ago”
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“Friendly, local restaurant with a fun atmosphere. You’ll love the signs on the walls and might not be able to pass up buying a t-shirt. Locally-PA sourced eggs and meat. Vegan options. Breakfast all day. Nicely priced. ”
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20 Pennsylvania 115
Blakeslee, PA 18610