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The four seasons Mother Nature gave Greater Hazleton allow residents many choices when it comes to recreation. From majestic mountains that are perfect for skiing, snowboarding and tubing; the crystal-clear streams and spring-fed ponds that lure fishermen from miles around; the lush forests that urge hunters of deer and bear to give it their best shot and the fantastic scenery that helps ease the pain of a bad round of golf, we’ve got it all.

It’s nearly impossible to get bored with our climate. Four distinct seasons make sure of that. With each season come many great opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Not athletic? You’d rather shoot game animals with your camera? Not a problem. You can sit back and watch as professional athletes show off their football and baseball talents. Or you can lace up a pair of hiking boots and take a memorable stroll through your pick of state parks.

Tickets to movies, big-name concerts, professional sporting events and live theater come with great seats and a short drive. Whether you’re into antique hunting, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting or golf, the adventure is yours for the picking.

Visitors come here from all over the country to boat on our tranquil lakes, go horseback riding through our scenic valleys, or skydive. Locals need just a few dollars and few free hours to get the same satisfaction whenever the mood strikes.

Little league baseball is just one summertime sport local children enjoy. Close encounters with white-tailed deer, wild turkey, grouse, cottontail rabbit, pheasant and the occasional black bear never grow old. Many outdoorsmen agree that Greater Hazleton has some of the best hunting in Pennsylvania. It helps that we have access to thousands of acres of pristine state game land.

Our pristine lakes and streams are home to native and stocked game fish. Pennsylvania boasts more trout species than any other state. Your catch of the day could include brook, brown, lake, rainbow, or golden rainbow trout. Crafty anglers can also take home a few large and small mouth bass, walleye, pickerel, perch or panfish.

Much like a Norman Rockwell painting, our community parks and playgrounds are well groomed and often filled with the sounds of laughing and squealing youngsters. Young and old alike flock to soak up the scenery, learn a new activity, get fit or simply hang out with friends.