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Pennsylvania Interstate #81 Highway Guide

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Welcome to Pennsylvania!
Junction of I-78 East to Fredericksburg, Allentown and Bethlehem. I-81 North to citiesof Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. North access to Swatara State Park (currently under development / 2005 ). The 3,515-acre Swatara State Park consists of rolling fields and woodlands situated along Interstate 81 between Second and Blue mountains. After settlement by Europeans in the 1750s, anthracite coal was discovered in the Tremont area. In the 1820s, as the demand for coal rose, a need for better transportation led to the construction of the Union Canal that connected the Schuylkill and Susquehanna rivers. From Lebanon, a branch canal was constructed to Pine Grove through what is now the Swatara State Park. -- For highway travel east via Interstate # 78 - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide - I #78 - Pennsylvania/New Jersey State Line to Fredericksburg (Junction of I-81) for driving directions.

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Exit 90
Access to Lebanon, Pennsylvania - South of the highway. Access to campgrounds.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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Exit 100
Access to Highway #443 East to community of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania; West to Suedburg, Pennsylvania and Green Pt, Pennsylvania. Access to Memorial Lake State Park - West of the highway. Access to campgrounds, lodging, services and fuel - off highway. Memorial Lake State Park is surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation in East Hanover Township. The park consists of 230 acres in scenic Lebanon County near the southern base of Blue Mountain. The 85-acre Memorial Lake has two boat launching ramps, picnic area, fishing and hiking trail.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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Exit 104
Access to Highway #125 North to Tremont, Pennsylvania and Donaldson, Pennsylvania - East side of the highway. Access to Highway #501 South to community of Marstown, Pennsylvania. Access to community of Ravine, Pennsylvania - West of the highway. Access to campgrounds.
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Exit 107
Access to Highway #209 East to communities of Pottsville and Tamaqua; West to Joliett and Tower City. Pottsville's anthracite coal history began in 1790 with the discovery of coal.
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Exit 112
Access to Highway #25 East to community of Zerbe, Pennsylvania; West to Fountain, Pennsylvania, Hegins, Pennsylvania and Gratz, Pennsylvania. Access to campground.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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Exit 116
Access to Highway #901 East to communities of Primrose, PA. - Minersville, PA. and Cressona, PA; West to Lavelle, PA. and Mount Carmel, PA.
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Exit 119 - High Ridge Road
Access to community of Gordon, PA. - West of the highway. Access to Heckscherville, PA. - East of the highway.
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Roadside turnout
Large, gravel, no services - East side of the highway.
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Exit 124A
Access to Highway #61 South to communities of St. Clair, PA. and Pottsville, PA. Access to Locust Lake State Park - East of the highway. Services and fuel - off highway. Locust Lake State Park nestles on the side of Locust Mountain. The 52-acre Locust Lake is located between two campgrounds. The 282 campsites are divided into tent or trailer sides that encircle the lake. Tenting is permitted on the north side of the lake and the trailer facilities are located on the south side of the lake. Campground conveniences include modern restrooms and wash houses with shower facilities. A sanitary dump station is located on the trailer side of the lake. Nearby Attractions; Tuscarora State Park, Weiser State Forest,
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Exit 124B
Access to Highway #61 North to communities of Gilberton, PA. and Shenandoah, PA.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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Exit 131A
Access to Highway #54 East to communities of Barnesville, PA. Hometown, PA. and Nesquehoning, PA. Access to community of Tuscarora, PA. - South of the highway. Access to Tuscarora State Park - South of the highway. The scenic picnic area plays host to many day trips and family reunions and the lake is a popular fishing spot. Picnicking: Over 250 picnic tables are available year-round. Modern restrooms are available.
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Exit 131B
Access to Highway #54 West to Mahanoy City, PA. and Lost Creek, PA. Services and fuel - off highway.
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Truck weigh station
East side of the highway.
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Exit 134
Access to community of Delano, PA. - East side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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Exit 138
Access to Highway #309 East to communities of Tamaqua, PA. Neffs, PA. and Allentown, PA. Access to McAdoo, PA. - East side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Southern county line. Access to city of Hazelton, PA. - East of the highway. Greater Hazleton, PA. is in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains. The three closest parks are Hickory Run, Lehigh Gorge, and Nescopeck. The Delaware and Lehigh Canal Heritage Park Corridor passes through Greater Hazleton, PA.
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Exit 141
Access to Highway #424 to city of Hazelton, PA. Access to community of Beaver Brook, PA. - East of the highway.
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Exit 143
Access to Highway #924 West to communities of Humboldt, PA. Oneida, PA. and Brandonville, PA. Access to Hazelton, PA. business district. Services, gas and diesel - off highway.
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Exit 145
Access to Highway #93 East to West Hazelton, PA. Beaver Meadows, PA. and Jim Thorpe, PA.; West to communities of Conyngham, PA. Sybertsville, PA. and Berwick, PA. Access to lodgings, services, gas and diesel - off highway.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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Exit 151A
Access to Interstate Highway #80 East to White Haven, PA.Fernridge, PA. and Stroudsburg, PA.; West to Bloomsburg, PA. and Milton, PA. Access to Highway #309 North to community of Mountain Top, PA. Access to Nescopeck State Park (under development) and Hickory Run State Park - East of the highway. Access to community of St. Johns - South of the highway. Nescopeck State Park, bordered on the south by the steeply rising Mount Yeager and on the north by Nescopeck Mountain, Nescopeck State Park encompasses 3,550 acres in Butler and Dennison townships in Luzerne County. The 15,500-acre Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County, lies in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. Camping: modern sites, some with electric. The large tent and trailer camping area has modern restrooms with hot showers, a sanitary dump station.
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Exit 155
Access to community of Dorrance, PA. - West side of the highway. Access to lodging and campgrounds.
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View from highway
Access to state run visitor information center with rest area. Access to truck w
Access to state run visitor information center with rest area. Access to truck weigh scale.
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Exit 159
Access to community of Nuangola, Pennsylvania - West side of the highway. Access to community of Albert, Pennsylvania - East side of the highway. Access to campgrounds, services, gas and diesel - off highway.
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Exit 164
Access to community of Ashley, PA. - North side of the highway. Access to community of Sugar Notch, PA. - West side of the highway. Access to Highway #29 West. Access to Highway #11 East to Plymouth, PA. and Scranton, PA.; West to Berwick, PA. Selinsgrove, PA. and Harrisburg, PA - West of the highway.
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Exit 165A
Access to city of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Junction of Highway #309 to community of Mountain Top, PA. - South of the highway. Note: Highway #309 overlaps I-81 at this point. North west access to Frances Slocum State Park: Slocum Lake is the focal point of the park and forms a horseshoe covering 165 acres. Camping: modern sites, some with elec. A 100-site campground, with 15 walk-in tent sites, and 85 tent or trailer sites. Flush toilets, showers, drinking water, and a sanitary dump station.
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Exit 168 - Highland Park Boulevard
Access into the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Access to lodging. Point of Interest: Greater Wilkes-Barre, PA. is the birthplace of HBO and the place where anthracite coal was first burned. Wilkes-Barre, PA. is the home of the first F.M. Kirby Five & Dime Store. Planters Peanuts started here.
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Exit 170A
Access to Highway #115 South to communities of Forest Park, PA. - Bear Creek, PA. and Blakeslee, PA. Services and fuel - at the highway. Access to Pennsylvania State University. Point of Interest - The Downs at Pocono.
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Junction of Highway #309
North to communities of Dallas, PA. - Evan Falls, PA. - and Tunkhannock, PA. Note: Highway #309 overlap ends at this point.
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Exit 175
Access to Highway #315 North to community of Dupont, Pennsylvania. Access to I-476 - the Pennsylvania Turnpike (NE Extension). Access to lodging, services, gas and diesel.
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Exit 178A
Access to lodging. Access to international airport - East side of the highway.
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Exit 178B
Access to community of Avoca, Pennsylvania- West side of the highway.
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Community of Duryea, Pennsylvania
West side of the highway.
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Entering Lackawanna, Pennsylvania County

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View from highway - driving North.
View from highway - driving North.
Exit 180. Access to Highway #11 West to community of Moosic, Pennsylvania. Access to University of Scranton. Access to Highway #502 East to Glendale, Pennsylvania and Yostville, Pennsylvania.
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Exit 182 A and B - Montage Mountain Road
Access to lodging, services, gas and diesel - off highway.
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Exit 184 - River Street
Access to Highway #307 South to community of Maple Lake, Pennsylvania - East side of the highway. Access to the Central Scranton Expressway. Access to the Steamtown National Historic Site - West of the highway. The Steamtown collection consists of locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars and maintenance-of-way equipment from several historic railroads. Explore the History, Roundhouse and Technology Museums, view the movie 'Steel and Steam'
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Exit 185
Access to the Central Scranton Expressway.
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Exit 186 - Drinker Street
Access to community of Dunmore, Pennsylvania - West side of the highway.
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Exit 187
Access to Highway #6 North to Jessup, PA. and Archbald Pothole State Park. Access to I-84 East to Mount Cobb, PA. and Port Jervis, PA. Access to Highway #380 South to Pocono Summit. Access to the Gouldsboro State Park, the Tobyhanna State Park and the Big Pocono State Park - South of the highway. Archbald Pothole State Park is a 150-acre park; Recreational Opportunities, Hiking: Gouldsboro State Park, contains the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake. There are five wooded picnic areas with about 300 picnic tables. Tobyhanna State Park: The 5,440-acre park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. Camping: rustic sites A 140-site camping area. Rustic toilets and hand operated water pumps are provided. Trailers and motor homes may use a convenient, sanitary dump station at the campground entrance.
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Exit 188
Access to Highway #347 East to community of Lenoxville, PA. West to Glenwood, PA. Access to Throop, PA. and Justus, PA. - North of the highway.
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Exit 190 - Main Avenue
Access to Dickson City, PA. - North of the highway. Access to lodging.
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Exit 191A
Access to Highway #6 Business Route North to communities of Childs, PA. and Carbondale, PA. Note: Highway #6BR overlaps I-81 at this point. Carbondale, PA. is situated in Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County. Lackawanna County attractions include: the Everhart Museum, Glenmaura National Golf Club, Lackawanna Stadium, home of the AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, Steamtown National Historic Site, Montage Mountain Ski Resort & Outdoor Performing Center.
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Exit 191B
Access to Highway #11 South (also known as North Scranton Expressway). Access to Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour and the Anthracite Heritage Museum - West of the highway. The coal mine tour takes you into what once was an active Anthracite coal mine. At one time in the region, coal was king. The main industry was anthracite mining.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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View from highway - Photo Clarks Summit highway marker sign
View from highway - Photo Clarks Summit highway marker sign
Exit 194. Access to Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-476 South to Allentown, PA. and Philadelphia, PA. - West side of the highway. Junction of Highway #6 West to communities of Clarks Summit, PA. Glenburn, PA. and Dalton, PA. Note: Highway #6 overlap ends at this point. Access to lodging.
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Exit 197
Access to Highway #632. Access to community of Waverly, PA. - West side of the highway. Lodging, services, gas and diesel - off highway.
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Exit 199
Access to Highway #524 to community of Scott, PA. Access to Lackawanna State Park - West side of the highway. Services and fuel - off highway. The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake is the centerpiece of this beautiful, modern recreational facility. The campground offers various types of campsites for tents and trailers, 61 sites with electric hookups 40-50 amp., modern centralized washhouses providing hot showers and restrooms, and a sanitary dump station.
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Exit 201
Access to Highway #438 West to communities of East Benton, PA. and Wallsville, PA. Services and fuel - off highway.
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Exit 202
Access to Highway #107 East to community of Tompkinsville, PA. West to Fleetville, PA. Access to community of Greenfield, PA.
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State run rest area
Access to washrooms.
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Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Southern county line. There are numerous outdoor recreation opportunities at the top of the Endless Mountains. Elk Mountain's skiing and snowboarding rises above all others in Pennsylvania. Golfers enjoy choosing from among six different golf courses, while the D&H Rail Trail carries hikers, bikers and snowmobilers north from Forest City through forests, fields and along the Susquehanna River to the New York State border.
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Exit 206
Access to Highway #374 East to communities of Lenoxville, PA. and Royal, PA. West to Glenwood, PA. and Nicholson, PA. Access to Elk Mountain, PA. Ski Resort - East of the highway.
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Welcome center
Rest area, washrooms and information - West side of the highway (for Southbound traffic only).
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Exit 211
Access to Highway #106 East to community of CliffordPA. West to Kingsley, PA. Access to campgrounds.
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View from highway
Driving North.
Driving North.
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Exit 217
Access to Highway #547 East to community of Gibson, PA. West to Harford, PA. Gas and diesel - off highway.
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Exit 219
Access to Highway #848 East to Gibson, PA. Access to state police. Access to campgrounds, gas and diesel.
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Exit 223
Access to Highway #492 East to community of Lakeside, PA. West to New Milford, PA. Point of Interest - Old Mill Village - West side of the highway. Campgrounds, services, gas and diesel - off highway. Old Mill Village Museum, a site on the Endless Mountains Heritage Trail, 34 acres of land and historical buildings from several different communities were donated and thus Old Mill Village, PA. was born .
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Point of Information - crossing Susquehanna River. Photo view looking at the riv
Point of Information - crossing Susquehanna River. Photo view looking at the river. The Susquehanna River, sixteenth largest river in America, is the largest river lying entirely in the United States that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The Susquehanna and its hundreds of tributaries drain 27,500 square miles, an area nearly the size of South Carolina, spread over parts of New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The river meanders 444 miles from its origin at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, New York until it empties into the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, Maryland.
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Exit 230
Access to Highway #171 East to communities of Susquehanna, PA. and Thompson, PA. West to Great Bend, PA. Access to lodging, gas and diesel.
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Welcome to New York, the Empire State
Welcome to New York, the Empire State
North access to Cities of Binghamton, New York - Johnson City, New York - Endwell, New York - Endicott, New York. Access to truck inspection station. New York state run rest area with visitor information - 1.6 miles North of the state line. Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide. - S&e

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