Local Attractions

Local attractions in and near Taylor Borough.

 Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour – Located in Taylor, PA. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is open from April 1 through November 30 and is closed on Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day.  The box office opens at 10:00 AM in McDade Park.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail – The trail is not yet a continuous corridor, and the segments are broken down as follows, south to north: Taylor (Depot Street) to Scranton (Dean Street): 6.1 miles. This segment is a mix of levees, unimproved trail, and the new Scranton Riverwalk.

Montage Mountain Ski Resort
 – SPLASH, SLIDE, & SWIM AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN WATERPARK. A man-made ocean in motion! The refreshing waters and gentle waves of Montage Mountain’s wave pool are the ideal place to frolic in the surf and splash around with friends and family in an endless sea of pure fun! SKI, SNOWBOARD AND TUBE MONTAGE MOUNTAIN. Montage Mountain has the LONGEST and FASTEST tubing trails in NEPA!  Montage Mountain’s snow tubing park is fun for all ages, and features numerous trails of downhill excitement!  The hill is serviced by the Magic Carpet lift… giving tubers a swift return to the top of the snowtubing park!

Taylor Memorial Cemetery – How fortunate we are to have such a piece of untouched history right here in the center of our town! From the early pioneer days of farm settlements, horse and wagon transportation, and several coal-mining villages, much has changed in these parts. Although much change has taken place throughout all of Taylor, time has yet to set its mark within the confines of the 1905-dated iron fence that still surrounds the Taylor Memorial Cemetery. Taylor Memorial Cemetery Registry Map (Rootsweb).

Anthracite Heritage Museum – The Anthracite Heritage Museum, located in McDade Park in Taylor, Pennsylvania, serves the educational needs of the public regarding the story of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of northeastern Pennsylvania. The Museum tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textiles industries.

David Noakes Park – Schlager Street & Kerstetter Court Taylor PA 18504. David Noakes Park is the home field of the Riverside Jr Vikings Football and Cheerleading Organization and Taylor Little League. The park is broken into three separate baseball fields. Teener League, Minor League and Little League. David Noakes Park hosts an outdoor basketball facility in addition to a children’s playground.

John Derenick Park – Rear 500 Union Street Taylor PA 18517. John Derenick Park is the Home of Taylor Girls Softball. The park also features 2 softball fields, outside basketball and tennis courts a children’s playground, picnic tables and a pavilion.

Pine Hills Country Club –  Pine Hills Country Club is open to everyone! Since 1998, Pine Hills has been rapidly evolving into one of the premier public golf courses in Northeast Pennsylvania. Built in the late 60’s, the course has always offered a great layout with mature trees, scenic views of the valley and challenging holes.

McDade Park in Taylor/Scranton is home of the Boundless Playground, a large inclusive play structure that serves children of all abilities and needs. The playgrounds are fully wheelchair accessible with ramps and specially designed swings and slides. Other facilities at McDade Park include a pool, fishing pond, playing field, pavilions and picnic tables, trails and a bocce court.