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Enjoy a Historic Trek This Weekend and Visit the Luzerne County Levee Trail

Looking to get away from the stress of day-to-day life? Little compares to taking a mental break in the great outdoors. So, venture out for a morning expedition at Luzerne County Levee Trail this Saturday, August 17th!

The history of Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley is tied to the mighty Susquehanna River. From American Indian cultures and early European settlers to the cities that line the river’s shores today, people have depended on the waterway and its fertile banks for transportation, food, and recreation. But living alongside this major river requires enduring the natural ebb and flow of flooding.

The communities built a system of miles-long levees beginning in the 1930s. In the 1990s, the levees were raised an additional 3–5 feet after Tropical Storm Agnes, which raised the river level to 40 feet and inundated 48 square miles in 1972. The four sections of the paved Luzerne County Levee Trail atop the Wyoming Valley Levee System now allow visitors to ride, walk, or hike for a pleasant journey along the river. Historical markers and interpretive signs are posted along the trail.

Beginning at the northern endpoint near the Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport, this 2.5-mile section of trail makes its way between the river on your left and the airport and recreational fields on your right. As the route bends south, you’ll enter a residential area just beyond the levee wall. The trail leaves the levee and makes its way on shared roadways through the community of Forty Fort.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the historic Luzerne County Levee Trail this Saturday morning! For more information regarding the trail and its route, visit www.traillink.com/.

While we provide plenty of on-site entertainment at B’nai B’rith Senior Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, we believe that having fun within your larger community is equally as important. Do just that during this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, August 17, 2019—8:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Luzerne County Levee Trail
Wyoming Avenue and Flat Road
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701

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