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
"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."
- Elk Mountain Area
Click on "The Wanderlist" for current events in the Elk Mountain neighborhood.
- Florence Shelley Preserve
A 357-acre conservation area in Thompson.
- Mary's Home Furnishings - Antiques and Collectibles
Mary's specialties are oak and country, with furniture typical of northeast PA homes from the 1800s and early 1900s. She also carries accessories, kitchen and dining pieces, printed paper items, and original works by contemporary local artists.
- Montrose Theatre
Historic one-screen theatre shows a wide range of works, from blockbusters to small, independent releases to live performances.
- Mountainside Fruit Market
In addition to luscious fruits and vegetables, they have a creamery and gift shop. Located in Choconut. Closed in winter.
- Mud and Fire Potters
Potters in Little Meadows who incorporate Asian, Western, and Jamaican/African cultural influences.
- Old Mill Village
Local museum in New Milford showcasing crafts, artifacts, and living history of the 1800s and 1900s.
- Sea Hag Soaps and Art Mercantile
In a restored barn in Brackney, in addition to over 30 different types of soaps, you'll find antiques, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, woodwork, baskets, weavings, and much more.
- Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association
Genealogy, local history, and a museum.
- Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve
A 600-acre conservation area in Dimock.
If you're in the area at the right time, you'll also want to experience:
- Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival
Montrose is a town steeped in tradition but also welcomes new ones that reflect the changing interests of her residents. A fast-evolving tradition is to gather on Chestnut Street in May to sample the offerings of regional wineries and chocolatiers. But there's more. In true Montrose style, this event is community based. The day's many activities showcase local muscians, artisans, and businesses and have included live entertainment, a quilt raffle, cooking contests, art shows, and a chocolate factory tour. Past proceeds were donated to the local library and hospital. Come see why we're proud to live here.
- Blueberry Festival
The annual Blueberry Festival is two days of summer fun for all ages! Held on the first Friday and Saturday in August since 1980, the Festival brings thousands of people to Montroseto enjoy blueberry everything, from ice cream to pies. It also includes the county's largest annual book sale. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association.
- Harford Fair
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.
- Artists' Open House Weekend
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.
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 without their support over the years, the Friends would not have accomplished as much: