VISIT

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The Historic Forest City Area has an even greater history of welcoming visitors, new neighbors & businesses since our coal-mining boom days nearly a century ago.

Families from across the globe have chosen our home as theirs, generations have prospered, our business community continues to grow, & we’re naturally surrounded by our namesake—beautiful forests, inviting you to explore them & our bountiful attractions.

Come for a weekend or stay for a while & you will see that our “Main Street America” way of life goes much farther than Main Street, Forest City.  Downtown Forest City is host to many unique shops, salons, restaurants, cultural & historical sites, & more.  When you meet members of our community as they visit their insurance agent or mechanic, work on their business with the GFCBA or a marketing agency, or as they pick up their groceries you will feel the down-home nature of this beautiful area.

Not only can you take in all of the local businesses on your visit you can take in the beauty of the Greater Forest City Area.  In the winter you can travel over 200 miles of interconnected snowmobile trails, go snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice-skating, or even ice-fishing.  Don’t forget skiing & snowboarding at Northeast PA’s top resort, Elk Mountain.  During the spring, summer, & fall you will find farm stands & horse-riding stables, county fairs & festivals, parades, open house art openings, plus the wide-open spaces of our surrounding lakes, trails, rivers, & endless mountains.

We’re easy to find and conveniently located at the intersection of Lackawanna, Susquehanna, & Wayne Counties. With nearby access to Interstate 81 & Route 6, expanding businesses rely on our efficient infrastructure for manufacturing, warehousing, shipping & receiving. Our skilled labor force brings talents and experience, while nearly a dozen area universities & trade institutes, including the Forest City satellite location of Johnson College, provide exceptional training for the future workforce!

We hope to see you soon!

ARTS & CULTURE

Connect with local heritage, culture, and landmark destinations. The Forest City area has a thriving arts community, including solo exhibitions, annual art shows, plus inspiring works by local painters & photographers shared on the walls of busy shops throughout town.  Enjoy live music at our local taverns and community centers. Plan time to attend a religious service or visit one of our local historical sites or museums.

EAT & DRINK

The Forest City area has a ton of great restaurants, cafes, bars, bistros, ice cream shops and more. You can find somewhere to have a quick meal, a quiet meal, or a meal with entertainment.  Have a drink with friends or stay for the night, we have local fare for every pallet, no matter what you are craving.

EVENT VENUES

There isn’t an event venue here that doesn’t boast a breathtaking view of the endless mountains area.  If you are looking to host a dinner, retirement party, or even your wedding in this beautiful area we can guarantee that you will find a venue to fit all of your needs (and more!).  Many local event venues offer lodging on-site and there are plenty of cozy places to stay nearby!

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Namaste! How about a restorative yoga session surrounded by the natural beauty of our lush forests? The Rail-Trail Council of NEPA hosts regular Yoga Hikes lead by experienced instructors. A day at the Spa getting pampered?  The greater Forest City area is home to regular yoga hikes, spas, therapeutic facilities, chiropractic care, medical facilities, and more.

LOCAL EVENTS

During the Spring, Summer, & Fall months you will find farm stands & horse-riding stables, county fairs & festivals, parades, open house art openings, live entertainment, & more!  Even in the Winter, there are many local venues open to the public & lots of indoor entertainment for you to enjoy when you visit us!

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

Load up the bike rack, lace up your hiking boots, saddle up, or cast out for an adventure on our 38 miles of Rail Trails, including breathtaking views of the Lackawanna River, 1,000 foot drops on freshly-groomed ski slopes, and snowmobiling over 200 miles of interconnected trails, every season comes to life here. From hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing, to miles of backwoods snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing, we have it all.

SHOP

No matter what you are looking for, you can find it at one of our many area stores.  Are you in the market for new or vintage clothing?  Specialty foods and gifts? Custom items? Outdoor & sportsmen equipment?  Groceries for your stay? Flowers to liven up your home? We have it all, and more!  Take a walk down Main Street or take a short drive to our other local shops and you will find everything you need.

STAY

Rest and relax during your visit with us at a local hotel, B&B, resort, or lodge.  No matter what atmosphere you are looking for to lay your head down at night during your stay, we have it.  You can wake up with a view of the beautiful endless mountains while spending a weekend for pleasure or stay onsite if you are in town for a celebration, as most of our event venues have lodging on-site.

TRAVEL/DIRECTIONS

The Forest City Area is easy to reach from all directions, situated at the corner of three counties with quick access to major Interstates and highways.

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