Bald Mountain

( Lackawanna) No Map 3 miles; moderate. 16 mins.from Scranton

Take Scranton Expressway to Keyser Ave. Turn left, go under highway and turn right on Morgan Highway. Go 2 miles north to Pullman's Poultry Farm on left and turn left. Follow to Bald Mountain Road. Park on Bald Mountain Road at any trail or power line, they all go to the top. You will see the mountain on your left. Watch for farmers with loaded shotguns.

Most of the roads going up are for logging and very rutty. Better to find a path or use the power line. Once at the top follow ledge to rock formation called the "chimney." If you descend this way you will easily find paths to bottom. There is a loop around the top of the mountain to towers which may be of interest to some.

Montage Mountain Road to Scranton via Old Laurel line track

Map L

(Lackawanna)Map L 4 miles; easy. 10 mins from Scranton.

Take Interstate 81 south to Davis Street, then Montage Road to Prudential building and park.

Take track next to Prudential and follow it north to end. At one point tracks stop but well worn road continues topaved road. Cross bridge and take first left path to old tunnel. Retrace steps back to bridge. Come back via other track near bridge across stream from the way you've come in. This brings you back to Montage Road down a short distance from car. You will go through woods and wetlands. A good place for wildlife spotting.