Kinky Boots Hiking Trip

Come join the Kinky Boots Hiking Trip for this week's trip at the Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area.

About the hike

Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area is a 30-acre park on former amusement park grounds, whose trails were open to the public in 2008. We shall make a 3-mile circuit of the natural area, following Tobyhanna Creek, which rushes into a falls with rocky outcroppings, then veer upland into a fern covered forest understory, and finally through a pine forest that gives out onto a former river bed.


If you need a ride to the meeting place, please contact us at 570-606-9977, and we will try to arrange one for you.



From Wilkes-Barre: (33 minutes):

-Take PA 309 South to PA 115 South towards Bear Creek.

From Scranton (44 minutes):

-Take Interstate 81 South towards Wilkes-Barre.

-Take Exit 170A to merge onto PA 115 South towards Bear Creek

From PA 115 South towards Bear Creek: 

-Route 115 will take you through Bear Creek Village and Township, and then through Pennsylvania State Game Lands.

-Once you enter into the town of Blakeslee, at a four-way intersection at a light, you pass a Wawa on your left and a Citgo on your right. Continue through the intersection on 115. You will soon be passing the natural area on your left. The first parking lot with entrance sign will be on your left---continue on to the second left-hand side parking entrance with a pavilion.

-If you cross the bridge over Tobyhanna Creek, you have gone too far. 


The GPS/Google Map address:

5491 Route 115 Blakeslee PA

This address will get you to just before the Nature Area. Continue to just past this location.


If you are running late or have gotten lost, please call Wesley at 570-606-9977.


About the Kinky Boots Hiking Group:

Kinky Boots is a bimonthly hiking group started by NEPA Rainbow Alliance.

We conduct causal hikes of up to 3 miles throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania for the LGBTQ community and their families and friends in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties.

It strives for a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy nature and foster a sense of well-being and community.

Children and dogs are welcome.

June 03, 2017 at 10am - 12pm
Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area,
5491 Route 115
Blakeslee, PA 18610
United States
Google map and directions
Wesley Mech · (570) 606-9977

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