ATV Park To Open In Northumberland County

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COAL TOWNSHIP -- An ATV park in Northumberland County is set to open on Saturday.

About 6,500 acres of abandoned coal land was turned into the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area near Shamokin.

In addition to ATV trails, there is a welcome center and plenty of parking.

Officials say there are also plans to offer hiking, horseback riding, biking and hunting at the park in Northumberland County.

Park hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.


  • SRV

    Check-check! Hikers, ATV riding, and Horseback riders along with hunting? What kind of security will they have there and will they insure that people operating the ATV’s aren’t under the influence..

    • NEPA logic is silly

      Probably the same type of security that you encounter going into the woods or state lands. Signs that tell you to be safe, obey the laws and a list of repercussions if you don’t. When someone doesn’t you call the police. Just like every day life in the mean streets of Scranton PA. I can’t believe that the first comment on this story is someone tweaking out over “security” instead of “Finally someone taking the time and money to re-purpose land no one really wants”

      • SRV

        “Tweaking,” isn’t that what meth heads do? “Frantic and compuslive behaviour often associated with methamphetamine abuse (crank). People who regularly abuse crank may find themselves unable to stop a particular random activity like searching drawers, having sex, or putting things apart. This is called tweaking.”
        No I am not tweaking, just a concerned parent who is concerned about people acting like the above ddefinition while riding ATV’s or carrying a firearm and hunting while children are playing and people are picnicking.
        Mean Streets of Scranton? That has no place in a recreational park. Oh, and the first comment on a story is the ones bottom up..

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