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Guide to the Best Local Kite Flying Locations🪁

Let's Take Some Advice from the Wise Mary Poppins: "Let's Go Fly a Kite"

By Amber Nevin, Macaroni Kid Wilkes-Barre Publisher March 31, 2021

Where are the best spots in the Wilkes-Barre area to fly a kite? Macaroni Kid Wilkes-Barre tried out some local spots as well as asked the local community on social media to round up some favorite Kite Flying locations! 





Kirby Park

Kirby Park is a located at 160 Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18704




Forty Fort Borough Sports Complex

Camryn Way, Forty Fort, PA 18704




West Side Career & Technology Center

75 Evans St, Kingston, PA 18704




Luzerne County Sports Complex

10 Dennison Ave Wyoming 18644




Frances Slocum State Park 

567 Mt Olivet Rd, Wyoming, PA 18644




Albert West Park

E Swallow St, Pittston, PA 18640




Yalick Farms

PA-415, Dallas, PA 18612

Enjoying some Family Fun, Kite Flying at Yalick Farms:




Jackson Township Park

275 Huntsville Rd, Shavertown, PA 18708




Back Mountain Recreation Fields

55 Outlet Rd. Lehman, PA 18627




Moon Lake State Forest Recreation

Deerwood Dr, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621




Dorrance Township Municipal Park

7844 Blue Ridge Trail Mountain Top, Pennsylvania 18707




Frances E. Walter Dam

Walter Dam Rd, White Haven, PA 18661




Hickory Run State Park

3613 PA-534, White Haven, PA 18661

Reader Tip: Recommends when visiting Hickory Run State Park, drive back to Boulder Field. Kids will love it!




Lackawanna State Park

1839 N Abington Rd, North Abington Township, PA 18414




Mcdade Park

Bald Mountain Rd, Scranton, PA 18507




You Own, A Friend or Family's Yard

If you are lucky enough, to have an open space in your own yard or a friend or family members get outside with your kite on the next windy day and see how high you can get it to fly!

Here is my family enjoying a kite flying session with their Pappy at their grandparents house:





The Beach

If you're planning any beach trips this year, don't forget your kite! The beach is a great place to fly kites (when it's not crowded) as there's usually a good ocean breeze to help keep your kite flying.

Flying Kites on the Beach in Cape May Bay, NJ and England, UK

Do you know of another great local Kite Flying location? Please share with us on our Facebook Post!

There are so many benefits of flying kites with kids. Helpfulprofessor.com shared these 11 Benefits of Flying Kites:

1. Gross Motor Skills

2. Hand Eye Coordination

3. Learning to Share

4. Following Instructions

5. Making Friends

6. Physical Health

7. Creativity

8. Confidence

9. Peripheral Awareness

10. Persistence

11. Learn about Wind Pressure

To read more about these benefits of Kite Flying check out this article on Helpfulprofessor.com: Benefits of Flying Kites

Enjoy the Family Friendly Activity of flying kites and remind your children "Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it." - Sir Winston Churchill. What a great quote to live by!


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