Exploring Nay Aug Falls in Scranton

View from the Nay Aug Falls overlook in Scranton PA

Nay Aug Falls is a rarity in Pennsylvania, in that it is located in and owned by a city.

In this case that city is Scranton, Lackawanna County.

The 6th largest city in Pennsylvania.

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.

Nay Aug Falls in the Roaring Brook Gorge Scranton PA
Nay Aug Falls in the Roaring Brook Gorge

How to Find Nay Aug Falls in Scranton

As you can see on the map below, Nay Aug Park and Nay Aug Falls are located on the southeast side of Scranton, right next to Interstate 81.

A map to Nay Aug Falls in Scranton Pennsylvania
A map to Nay Aug Falls in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Navigate to the parking area shown on the Nay Aug Park map below, at GPS coordinates 41.39933, -75.64158.

A map of Nay Aug Park showing how to find Nay Aug Falls
A map of Nay Aug Park showing how to find Nay Aug Falls

From the parking area simply follow the Davis Trail for approximately 0.25 miles to the Nay Aug Falls Overlook.


Photographing Nay Aug Falls

All of the permissible views of Nay Aug Falls are from above.

Nay Aug Falls on Roaring Brook in Lackawanna County
Nay Aug Falls on Roaring Brook in Lackawanna County

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.

Nay Aug Falls in Scranton PA
Nay Aug Falls in Scranton, PA

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!

Nay Aug Falls on Roaring Brook in Lackawanna County
Nay Aug Falls on Roaring Brook in Lackawanna County

For folks that wonder aloud “why do you always write about these waterfalls in the middle of nowhere”, here’s a waterfall custom-made for you!

As you backtrack to the parking lot, take a minute and check out the view of the railroad bridge over Roaring Brook and the tunnel opposite the parking lot.

Train tunnel near Nay Aug Falls in Scranton Pennsylvania
Train tunnel near Nay Aug Falls in Scranton Pennsylvania

Nearby Attractions

Salt Springs State Park is located approximately 35 miles north of Nay Aug Falls.

The first waterfall on Fall Brook at Salt Springs State Park
The first waterfall on Fall Brook at Salt Springs State Park

Here you’ll find 3 outstanding waterfalls in the Fall Brook Natural Area, a 32 acre parcel within Salt Springs State Park.

Third Falls on Fall Brook at Salt Springs State Park
Third Falls on Fall Brook at Salt Springs State Park

Tobyhanna Falls is located approximately 22 miles south of Scranton, in the Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area (Monroe County).

Tobyhanna Falls in the PA Pocono Mountains

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