Wilkes-Barre is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. It was first established in 1769 and formally incorporated in 1806. The discovery of coal reserves in the 19th century attracted thousands of immigrants seeking jobs at the mines, causing the city to expand rapidly. This continued until after World War II when the coal industry collapsed, and the city's economy shrank. Today the city relies on manufacturing and retail to support its economy and has developed a policy of pursuing green alternatives wherever possible, such as the installation of green lampposts. It was home to the Planter's Peanut Company from 1926 to 1961 and was the site of Babe Ruth's record home run, one of the longest in baseball history, at Artillery Park.
Book an RV in Luzerne County, and you will be one step closer to an RV vacation you will not soon forget. There are a few other towns that entertain for an afternoon (or perhaps longer). Meshoppen has one listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the Old White Mill, added in 1975. Carbondale was where the first deep vein anthracite deposit in the United States was discovered and mined. Frackville has a nickname of “Mountain City,” that was bestowed when it merged with the village of Mountain City in 1876. Danville has a number of notable people who are or were residents, including the inventor of the QWERTY keyboard configuration, Christopher Latham Sholes. Milton has been home to several notable people, such as James Curtis Hepburn who invented a system for using Roman characters to write in Japanese. Your Wilkes-Barre travel trailer rental is your invitation to see this historic area for yourself.
The Great Outdoors
Frances Slocum State Park is a horseshoe-shaped recreation destination popular for boating and fishing; species found in the lake include bluegill, catfish, trout, and many more. Ice fishing can be enjoyed in the winter, and there is a pier where visitors can fish from the shore. The park is a refuge for a wide variety of birds and mammals as well as fish; it is open year-round from dawn to dusk. The park has a swimming pool and snack bar, both open seasonally, and visitors can hike, mountain bike, and picnic in the park.
Nescopeck State Park is bordered by Mount Yeager and Nescopeck Mountain to the south and north respectively. It is comprised of many diverse habitats including wetlands and forests. Nescopeck Creek runs through the park alongside the many trails in different places, and the park has an environmental education center with various exhibits and year-round educational programs. Fishing and hunting are allowed, and it is a popular destination for nature viewing. Keep your Wilkes-Barre camper rental nearby, and you can use it as a viewing blind while enjoying its creature comforts.
Hickory Run State Park is located in the Pocono Mountains' western foothills, and it has miles of hiking trails, trout streams, and a boulder-strewn area that is a National Natural Landmark. Sand Spring Lake, located within the park, has a sandy beach where visitors can swim at their own risk between late May and mid-September. The park is a good destination for geocaching, and it has two orienteering courses that individuals can attempt on their own.
There are a multitude of RV parks and campgrounds near Wilkes-Barre, but some of them may have mobile homes. Your Wilkes-Barre camper rental is all you will need to guarantee a relaxing and enjoyable vacation no matter where you decide to stay.
StonyBrook RV Resort is a cultivated RV campground with a swimming pool, bathhouses, and an on-site store. The park is open year-round, and the internal roads are graded and level. Sites include crushed-rock pads, full hookups, and picnic tables and fire rings; they are big rig friendly and can be rented by the day, week, or month. The park has sufficient trees to provide shade when it gets hot.
Exploring The City
There are a number of things to do in and around Wilkes-Barre, including visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. There are additional outdoor attractions, parks, and natural areas, that are scenic and relaxing. Those who need a break from the heat can check out two indoor arenas and watch some amateur hockey if a game is underway. There is an art gallery that exhibits paintings and other art forms, and a community theater offering local renderings of off-Broadway productions. There are local landmarks such as the Market Street Bridge offering photo ops along with the chance to take in some local history. Be sure to get your Wilkes-Barre motorhome rental in the foreground of your pictures so you can brag about it back home.
When its time for dinner, Wilkes-Barre has exactly what you're looking for. Prices range from inexpensive to fine dining, so there is something here for everyone to enjoy. There are a few commercial chain restaurants on hand, but most of the venues are locally owned. One Thai restaurant has an elegant dining room setting and an extensive menu that categorizes the spiciness of each dish for its customers. Folks dining here should try the green curry with chicken, pork, or beef. Another restaurant dishing up Mexican food is open for lunch and early to late evening dinners. Meals are preceded by complimentary chips and salsa, and the portions are large. Don't worry if you can't finish; have your leftovers wrapped up and take them home to your Wilkes-Barre luxury RV rental for a late-night snack. Nothing says vacation like good food, your favorite lawn chair, and a star-filled sky.