Nay Aug Falls

May 2015

State: Pennsylvania

Location: Scranton

Height: 22

Crest: 5

Water Source: Roaring Brook

Waypoint: 41.40139N 75.64W

Summary: Nay Aug Falls is located in Nay Aug Park. This is an easy to visit falls in an urban park. The gorge below the falls is particularly impressive.

Nay Aug Falls is a 15' drop on Roaring Brook located in Scranton Pennsylvania. The falls is in Nay Aug Park, which in addition to the falls, and the impressive Nay Aug gorge, includes playgrounds, two Olympic sized pools, and plenty of trails. The waterfall is easy to visit. It is only a half mile walk from the parking area to the falls. A longer trail crosses the brook well of the falls and leads to an observation deck on the opposite side of the gorge.

This is not a very big waterfall. Much larger ones can be found within an hours drive. But it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. The gorge is quite impressive with 100' cliffs in some places. Just downstream of the falls it is extremely narrow and undercut.

Nay Aug Park is located on the south east side of the city, right by where the Scranton Expressway meets up with I-81. Actually finding the park is a little tricky, as you have to negotiate some side city streets, but there are signs and it is on all the maps.

The name 'Nay Aug' is of native origin and means 'noisy brook'.

Nearby Falls

Ricketts Glen and its many waterfalls are an hours drive to the west. The 130' Dingmans Ferry Falls and other waterfalls of the Delaware River Gap are an hours drive to the east. Osterhout Falls, and some other small falls, are only 30 minutes away to the northeast.

Photo Gallery

Gorge above the falls

Gorge below the falls

Gorge below the falls

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