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Tracing nearly two miles of riverfront, the Luzerne County National Recreation Trail (also known as the Luzerne County Rail Trail) will eventually form a 16-mile pathway along an active railway. Chain link fencing separates the tracks from the trail.
In downtown Pittston, the flat rail-trail intersects with a path to the water's edge. The trail is straight as an arrow, with markers every 0.1 mile. You'll have the active railroad on one side, with trees and Susquehanna River views in the background. On the other side,most of the corridor looks like a well-maintained lawn. The trail ends at a gravel parking lot, but continue another 0.1 mile to see the railway tunnel.
From Route 11: Take Route 11 North across the bridge from West Pittson to Pittston. Bear right onto Kennedy Blvd. Continue across Water Street to Coopers Seafood Waterfront restaurant (304 Kennedy Blvd). Park in the lot next to and behind the restaurant where you will find a clearly signed trailhead.
At the other endpoint of the trail there is an access point off Main Street. Follow Main Street South (right) from Kennedy Street. Pass Pierson Lane and look for a right hand turn onto a gravel access road; it is immediately beyond a private residence. Drive past the private property to the trail parking lot.
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