If you’re looking for information about Nay Aug Falls in Scranton, you’re in the right place!
Nay Aug Falls is a rarity in Pennsylvania, in that it is located in and owned by a city.
Nay Aug Park in Scranton, the largest park in PA’s sixth-largest city, is where you’ll find this impressive waterfall.
Nay Aug was the local Native American term for “noisy brook”, and no doubt Roaring Brook (the stream Nay Aug Falls is located on) derived its name from that term as well.
How to Find Nay Aug Falls in Scranton
Nay Aug Park and Nay Aug Falls are located on the southeast side of Scranton, right next to Interstate 81.
Navigate to the parking area shown on the maps above and below, at GPS coordinates 41.39933, -75.64158.
From the parking area simply follow the Davis Trail for approximately 0.25 miles to the Rie Rie Overlook above the falls.
Photographing Nay Aug Falls
All of the permissible views of Nay Aug Falls are from above – you cannot legally go down to stream level, for safety reasons.
So if Nay Aug Falls looks taller that the 15 feet it is commonly listed as, it’s because the scale of the Roaring Brook Gorge makes everything feel larger.
When you are standing in front of Nay Aug Falls, it’s hard to imagine that traffic on Interstate 81 is less than 150 yards away!
As you backtrack to the parking lot, take a minute and check out the views from the Doe Overlook.
Here you have a great view of the Western Portal of Nay Aug Tunnel.
Other Attractions at Nay Aug Park
The David Wenzel Treehouse rises 150 feet above the Nay Aug Gorge, upstream from the falls.
Opened in 2007, the Tree House is designed to be fully handicapped accessible.
The Brooks Mine was the brainchild of Reese Brooks, operator of the Greenwood Mine in nearby Moosic.
Opened at Nay Aug Park in 1902 as a demonstration mine, it’s purpose was to educate visitors about anthracite coal mining.
Closed for nearly 50 years, the mine reopened for tours in 2023.
Founded in 1908, the Everhart Museum at Nay Aug Park is one of the oldest museums in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
It is the only natural history, science, and art museum in the region, and is open year-round.
Steamtown National Historic Site is both a museum and an active railyard, located on the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W).
The Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton offers a captivating journey into the heart of the city’s once-vibrant streetcar network.
The Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den in Scranton is a must-see for lovers of all things aquatic and reptilian.
The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in Scranton offers a rare glimpse into the life of an underground coal miner by taking visitors deep below ground into an actual anthracite coal mine.
On and On is a 6,000 square foot multivendor antique store and vintage marketplace, housed inside a repurposed factory building on the outskirts of downtown Scranton.
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