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Where to Stay

If you're looking for somewhere close by, and you're not a camper, here are some alternatives:

While You're Here

Have time to experience more of what makes Susquehanna County unique? For museums, antiquing, local arts, crafts, and food ... and more hiking, these are great places to visit:

"Chocolates by Leopold is all about taste—the best tasting gourmet chocolates that you can find. Our chocolates are a mix of old-fashioned candy making and new approaches. Our chocolatier, Leopold Schreiber uses fourth generation, German recipes for handmade candy centers. He also uses the lost art of starch-casting creams in a cornstarch infused with mineral oil. So our candy centers are creamy and flavorful with less sugar and no fillers."

Check their Recreation links for other opportunities.

A 357-acre conservation area in Thompson.

Historic one-screen theatre shows a wide range of works, from blockbusters to small, independent releases to live performances.

In addition to luscious fruits and vegetables, annuals and perennials, they have a creamery and gift shop. Located in Choconut. Closed in winter.

This local museum in New Milford showcases crafts, artifacts, and living history of the 1800s and 1900s. It is open limited hours, so check the website before visiting.

This historical society features county genealogy and local history with a museum of county artifacts.

This 600-acre conservation area is located about 17 miles south of Salt Springs, in Dimock. It also has an old-growth hemlock forest.

Local Seasonal Events

If you're in the area at the right time, you'll also want to experience:

The annual wine walk is a wine festival in May spread throughout the beautiful town of Montrose. Pop-up shops for vendors, wineries, and musicians will be sprinkled throughout the town. It is called a Wine Walk because you will have to walk throughout the town to enjoy all that is going on.

The annual Blueberry Festival is two days of summer fun for all ages! Held on the first Friday and Saturday in August since 1980 (except during the pandemic), the Festival brings thousands of people to Montrose to enjoy blueberry everything, from ice cream to pies. It also includes the county's largest annual book sale. This is an important fundraiser, and the proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association.

The Harford Fair is a fair held in Harford Township north of Scranton in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, the third full week in August. It is a traditional country fair that features amusement rides (including a Ferris wheel). It also includes livestock judging, chainsaw races, tractor pulls, draft horse and other animal shows, and two selected annual events, such as monster trucks.

This multiday event is held over Columbus Day Weekend each October. It is a self-guided tour of local artists' studios throughout Susquehanna County, featuring wood-carving; unique wood-, gas-, & electric-fired ceramics; paintings in many media and styles; photography; sculpture; field stone walls; porcelain painting; contemporary wood furniture; prints; and many other artistic expressions. This is a great chance to observe art being created and chat with your local artists & crafts-people. Some of these studios are only open this one weekend of the year. Others will welcome you to return once you know the way.

Special Friends

Here are a few more of our special Friends. If you don't already know them, take the time to do so. Their services are outstanding, and they enhance the quality of life in our local communities:

Assists donors with the long-range planning of their support for charities in the Endless Mountains.

Promotes all that Susquehanna County has to offer: what to see and do, where to vist, shop, eat and stay, and much more.

Provides information and technical assistance to people and communities to promote a cooperative approach to natural resource issues.

Supports the community with funds for food, clothing, shelter, health care, and education.