Forest City, Pennsylvania is a colorful 4-season destination of charming shops, restaurants, local businesses, professional services and historical sites. Here, you’re always welcome — there are no strangers, just good friends we haven’t met yet.


Load up the bike rack, lace up your hiking boots, saddle up and cast out for adventure on our 38 miles of Rail Trails, including breathtaking views of the Lackawanna River. The greater Forest City area is a perfect starting point — from hiking, biking, horseback riding and fishing, to miles of backwoods snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. PLUS, Elk Mountain Ski Resort to challenge skiers and snowboarders of all ages!

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Our 2nd Annual Forest City Teague Trail Trot 5K & Community Walk will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023, on the D&H Trail in Forest City! The 5K race start is scheduled for 10 am with a 1 mile “Community Fun Walk” to follow immediately thereafter. Please go to to register, become a sponsor, or find out more! You can also email us at with any questions, donations, or to become an event volunteer!


All proceeds benefit GFCBA mission to unite local businesses and residents, promote the local economy, and foster a positive community environment.

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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.

If you are looking for a breathtaking view, a comfortable atmosphere, and a perfect day for your big event we have many venues to choose from.  If you are looking to host your wedding, graduation party, birthday party, retirement party, family reunion, or any event in the Greater Forest City Area you will without a doubt find a venue here to fit your needs.

No matter what type of accommodations you are looking for, you will find them here.  There are full homes, single rooms, & more for you to stay in while you visit.  All of our lodging is closeby to local attractions, restaurants, shops, & more. Book your stay for a weekend, a week, as long as you want!

If you brought your appetite along with you on your trip to the Greater Forest City area you won’t be let down!  Our local restaurants, bars, & specialty eateries have options for all, from a nice sit-down meal to a quick bite to eat, we have restaurants & diners with something for everyone, including some places for dessert!  We also have many local bars that feature weekend entertainment.

SO MUCH MORE TO EXPLORE! — Where do you go for the perfect outdoor getaway, the Greater Forest City Area? From summer fairs & nature walks to autumn festivals & leaf-peeping, 1,000-foot drops on freshly-groomed ski slopes, snowmobiling over 200 miles of interconnected trails, or take a hike on 38 miles of trails…. every season comes to life here.

Connect with local heritage, culture, & landmark destinations of the Anthracite Valley & Endless Mountains Region. Learn & rediscover at our many active Historical Society organizations, attend a mass at one of our local historic churches, see local artists and artisans works in many of our local shops, see one of the many amazingly talented local bands, or attend an art class!  There is so much to do while you are here!

If you came to shop we have some amazing places for you to stop! Everything is just a short hop from wherever you are staying in the Greater Forest City Area. From boutique items, groceries & household staples to power equipment & new cars….you will find it here!

Your health & wellness, while you are visiting us, is very important.  We have many resources available to you while you are here including emergency services, healthcare & medical services, outdoor recreational activities, salons, & more.

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.  Steamtown National Historic Site, the Scranton Cultural Center, & many more historical sites are also nearby.

Don’t forget to get your D&H First Trail Town Merchandise!

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D&H Trail logo hoodie in gray was funded in part by the Susquehanna County Room Tax Grant and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.