Archbald, Pennsylvania audio tour: Archbald: Past, Present, and Future

Archbald: Past, Present, and Future

Walking Tour

30 mins

About the Tour

If you've lived in Archbald your entire life or are a tourist visiting the Blue Mountain Region, this tour is for you!

We meander along the picturesque Lackawanna River as you hear from our engaging storytellers.

We have selected the most interesting and unique aspects of Archbald to feature for you. This tour is certain to spark conversations with your family, friends and neighbors.

Some highlights include:

• Insight into the lives of coal miners and garment factory workers
• Architectural features of Archbald

• The legend of Indian Cave Creek, a tale of forbidden love
• Native wildlife and plants

... and much more!

Tour Producer


Sarah Gabriel and Kayleigh Cornell

Sarah and Kayleigh founded the group, the Archbald Neighborhood Association, amid the global pandemic in 2020. Their goal was to amplify the best parts of their small town, Archbald Pennsylvania. By day, Kayleigh is an elementary science teacher and Sarah works in the healthcare field. They are both passionate about community development and volunteer their time to enhance their community.

Major Landmarks

  • Lackawanna River

  • Maslar Park

  • Gravity Slope Colliery

  • Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Directions to Starting Point

This tour begins at the Gilmartin Street Trailhead near the intersection of Church Street and Gilmartin Street. Walk to the bridge where you should see blue and white signs indicating the Gilmartin Street Trailhead.

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Places to stop along the way

If you're in the mood to sit down, we recommend stopping at the Shifting Shanty since there are many benches and picnic tables in the area. There is also an pier overlooking the river which is a great place to catch a cool breeze and look for wildlife.

There are porter potties located at Maslar Park and the Shifting Shanty stops.

If you are looking for a place to eat after the tour, we recommend walking over to Barrett's Pub for pizza. Other great nearby restaurants and bars that are just a short drive away are The Moontower, Pete and Reenies, Pasquale's, Tiffany's, Loco Hombre, Rossi's and The Club at the Highlands.

Best time of day

From dawn to dusk; some areas may be icy or snow covered during the winter months.


Bring a bottle of water, may want to bring sun screen, the tour is approximately 1 miles in length. When the tour is over you will have to turn around and walk the 1 mile back or arrange for someone to pick you up. Please be aware of other trail users who may be running or biking along the trail.


Sarah and Kayleigh did a great job! Excellent tour

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 months ago

Love it!!!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 months ago
Archbald: Past, Present, and Future