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Walk the Trolley Trail!

A partnership between Keystone College and Countryside Conservancy, the 1.7-mile trail traverses our beautiful Woodlands Campus with six other nature trails.

Nokomis Suspension Bridge

The suspension bridge serves as the main entrance to Keystone’s Woodlands.

Explore water in all its aspects.

South branch of the Tunkhannock Creek runs through the Woodlands Campus.

Check out these hiking trails near Scranton, PA, and explore what's possible. Woodlands Campus Maps and Guides are also available at Lackawanna Hall, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Download a Woodlands Campus Trail Map



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Woodlands Campus

Streams, meadows and winding woodland trails aren’t just window dressing. They’re here for you to enjoy and learn.

Keystone’s Woodlands nature area includes a large network of hiking trails leading to the College’s Sugar Shack, suspension bridge, vernal pool, biology pond, and more.

The Woodlands Campus is an extremely valuable educational resource for Keystone students, proving a perfect area for a variety of scientific and environmental studies. Few colleges in the nation offer students such a pristine natural environment for education and recreation.


Campus Acres


Woodland Acres


Miles of Hiking Trails

Students learning on Woodlands Campus


Keystone College Environmental Education Institute offers a variety of hands-on workshops, outdoor educational experiences, presentations, and week-long courses for formal and non-formal educators, students, naturalists, life-long learners and community members.

Jennings Nature Preserve

Howard Jennings Nature Preserve

The College dedicated a portion of its beautiful 170 acre Woodlands Campus as a nature preserve, that will not be developed in any way, to honor the years of dedication of Professor Howard Jennings.



Sugar Shack

Maple Sugaring

Keystone College is very fortunate to have its own small maple sugaring operation that includes a sugar shack with a hobby-sized evaporator, and of course a sugarbush, where we have approximately 275 taps deployed.

Woodland Campus

Program Highlights

Keystone College’s 170-acre Woodlands Campus features a stream, seven miles of hiking trails, and meadows and is home to a nature preserve and maple sugaring operation. The outdoor classrooms and field stations provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor discovery and a wonderful learning atmosphere for our environmental education courses and workshops.

In the News

It’s syrup time at Keystone

It’s syrup time at Keystone

Keystone College students pour effort into making maple syrup. Read a Times-Tribune article highlighting the Sugar Shack and the students who are assisting the maple sugaring process. (subscription required)     More News

Keystone College Sugar Shack featured on FOX56

Keystone College Sugar Shack featured on FOX56

The Keystone Sugar Shack is up and running for 2022. Keystone College students began the maple sugaring operation over the weekend. Watch a FOX 56 segment highlighting the process.     More News

Credits and Environmental Partners

Environmental Partners

  • Endless Mountains Heritage Region
  • Countryside Conservancy
  • Keystone College
  • Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority
  • Northeast Intermediate Unit 19
  • Overlook Foundation
  • USDA Forest Service
  • The Willary Foundation

Conservation Districts

  • Bradford County Conservation District
  • Lackawanna County
  • Susquehanna County
  • Wyoming County

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

  • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry
  • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Parks
  • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Parks
  • DEP (Department of Environmental Protection)
  • PA Fish and Boat Commission
  • USDA NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Maps, guides, and signage for Keystone’s Woodlands Campus sponsored in part by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the National Park Service.