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|Pike County PA||Milford||Dingmans Ferry||Hemlock Farms|
Pike County, Pennsylvania
Welcome to Pike county, Pennsylvania. Our area provides a special quality of life and charm. It's a great place to live, work, retire and vacation. Relocating to Pike County is becoming more and more appealing, as it is the fastest growing county in PA. From generation to generation and season after season, whether to get away, vacation, built a second home, relocate or retire, Pike county has always been an attractive destination. Typically speaking, you get more land and home for your money here. Depending upon your preference, choose from waterfront, golf course, country cottage or ranch properties. There are also a variety of different types of residential communities from which to choose. Major interstate highways are easily accessible for a reasonable commute to cultural activities in New Jersey and New York. The school districts in Pike County are highly rated with a large percentage of graduates advancing to higher education. The county has a happy balance between towns & villages and unspoiled woodlands, streams,waterfalls, & mountains. Pike is a county rich in beauty, heritage and comfortable living. Pike County is a welcoming place where everyone can feel at home.
Milford holds a special distinction as the only town in Pennsylvania modeled after Philadelphia, the nation's first capital. Milford was established in 1976 and, with Dingmans Ferry as its neighbor the area provides a lush and comfortable country environment for living and recreation. Milford is a growing center of business and commerce that delicately mixes the contemporary with the deeply historical- creating a charming blend of the old and the new. Only 90 minutes from New York, Milford has also become a popular weekend and vacation spot, with numerous bed and breakfasts, antiquing, fine dining and golf courses for those looking for a relaxing getaway.
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
Today, thousands of travelers cross the Delaware River in to Pennsylvania on the Dingmans Ferry Bridge, one of the only privately owned and family fun bridges in America. Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania was established in 1766 when Andreas Dingman built a flat boat to cross the Delaware River, which he operated as a ferry-hence, the origin of the town's name. Dingmans Ferry is an unincorporated town, in Delaware Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania. It was originally sited on the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, but was moved further up the mountain when the Park Service acquired the land for the creation of the Tocks Island Dam. Nearby attractions include Factory Falls, Fulmer Falls, and Deer Leap Falls in Childs Recreation Area and Silverthread Falls and Dingmans Falls, all on Dingmans Creek.
Hemlock FarmsHemolock Farms is a 4500 acre private community located in Pike County Pennsylvania. The community is about 12 miles from Milford, Pa, 17 miles from Hawley, PA, and 80 miles for New York City. All property owners are members of the Hemlock Farms Community Association (HFCA). Hemlock Farms offers a full range of ammenities and services. Ammenities include: four lakes with four beaches, two outdoor swimming pools and one indoor. There are ten tennis courts, two baseball fields, two basketball courts, a volley-ball court, a children's playground, a library, church, and a teen center. The major facility is a community clubhouse which features an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, kiddy pool, jacuzzi, locker rooms, fitness center,arts and crafts room, game room, and more!
Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
Lords Valley is a small town located in Pike County, Pennsylvania. Much of Lords Valley is made up of the community, Hemlock Farms.(See Above). Lords Valley has a country club. The Lords Valley Country Club is a private membership club located inside Hemlock Farms. The Lords Valley Country Club is a resort for all seasons. Members and their families enjpy world-class recreational facilities, elegant dining, and special events. The country clubis designed for anyone who wants to make the most of the quality time they spend with family and friends. The Club is unique in so many ways. Pennylvania's autumn brilliant colored leaves are reflected in the mirror-like lakes, in the fall. They surround the Club's historic property and its timeless architecture. In winter, the country club provides sports and social events that draw family and friends closer together for the warmth of the clubhouse fireplace and the joy of the holiday season's many celebrations and traditions. Spring and summer are the two seasons that reveal the full range of the club's facilities, services, and ammenities. The tennis facility has 10 outfoor Har-Tru courts plus a staff of tennis professionals ready to assist. The Club's 18-hole golf course, considered to be one of the finest and most challenging in Northeast Pennsylvanis, has a professional staff to guide and assist one in getting the most out of the fame. A driving range, chipping and putting greens, golf shop, locker room,a 19th hole grill, and a snack bar are all available to members, whether they are new to the game of have a single-digit handicap. To learn more visit www.lordsvalleycountryclub.org
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Shohola, the Lenni Lenape native American word for "Place of Peace", shares the name of a Township, Creek , and Village on the Delaware River. The name is also used to identify a Waterfall, Lake, a railroad depot and stone arch viaduct, a sawmill, hotel and store, a three span steel arch truss bridge, and the first suspension bridge to cross the Delaware River. Shohola also identifies an elementary school, post office and summer camp , as well as a railroad caboose, Fire and Rescue Department, and one of the most tragic railroad accidents in history. Finally, it names one of the first summer resorts or amusement parks in the United States and its grand Switchback Gravity Railroad , the Shohola Glen Amusement Park, "The Queen of Summer Resorts."
The township was formed in December of 1851 from parts of Milford, Lackawaxen and Westfall Townships and is located along the Delaware River in Pike County Pennsylvania. It includes the communities of Shohola, Shohola Falls, Shohola Glen, Shohola Valley, McKean Valley, Hess Town, Twin Lakes, Walker Lake, Woodtown, Upland, Bee Hollow, Middaugh's Valley, Pond Eddy, Handsome Eddy, Parker's Glen or Carr's Rock, German Hill, Hemlock Hill, Panther Brook, Lakeview Farm, Mountain View or Shohola Heights and Sunset Hill. Six of the communities supported schools, Shohola, Parker's Glen, Pond Eddy, Middaugh's, McKean Valley and Woodtown also serving Twin Lakes and Walker Lake. The Shohola school also served the communities of German Hill, Hemlock Hill and Handsome Eddy. A unified township school was build in 1916 in Shohola Glen resulting in the closing of the community schools shortly thereafter. Three of the original community school houses still exist. In 1991 the third Shohola Elementary School located on the east side of Twin Lakes Road, in Twin Lakes was dedicated.
Located in the Pocono Mountains, the town of Bushkill is best known for it's majestic waterfalls. The Bushkill Falls are often called the Niagra of Pennsylvania. The series of eight waterfalls is surrounded by miles of hiking trails and beautiful woods. In addition to natural attractions, Bushkill also offers visitors great entertainment, dining, and lodging at Fernwood Hotel and Resort, Pocmont Resort, and more.
Masthope is a community located in Lackawaxen, PA. Ammenities include Tennis Courts, Ski Mountain, Beach Cafe, Beach, an Olympic sized pool, Horseback Riding, a Fitness Center, Parks, Basketball Courts, Paddleball Courts, and Lakes. Masthope is a perfect mountain community for anyone to live in.
The Hideout is a planned residential community. There is 24 hour security, a gated entrance, and central water and sewer. Ammenities include a fitness center, indoor & outdoor tennis courts, a golf course, lakes, 2 heated pools, a craft center, a ski lift & lodge, and a tubing run. The Hideout is a wonderful community that won association of the year!
In the late 18th Century, pioneers moving west through these woodlands found a place where three creeks converged. They settled here and built a sawmill, eventually rafting lumber down the Lackawaxen and Delaware to Philadelphia. The first child of the settlement was born in 1812; the first store opened in 1827; the following year the Delaware & Hudson Canal, running from Honesdale to New York, was completed, and anthracite coal began moving on barges along towpaths through Hawley to New York markets.
From the 1840's to the 1860's the area experienced great prosperity. The Pennsylvania Coal Company completed a gravity railroad as another route to connect coal mines to the canals. People were employed at the transfer docks, in train car and repair shops, storehouses, and other places needed for business. At first the town was known as Paupack Eddy. It was renamed Falls Port, then Hawleysburgh, in honor of Irad Hawley, the first president of the Pennsylvania Coal Company. Finally in 1851, the name was shortened to its present name, Hawley. With the arrival in 1865 of the Erie Railroad, the canal and gravity railroad declined in use. The basin of the canal system was filled in and became a playing field. In 1929 the Albert W. Bingham family donated it to the borough as a park which bears the family name. Other industries succeeded Hawley's lumber and coal beginnings, including fine cut glass and silk and textile mills.
In 1925, the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company dammed the Wallenpaupack Creek for hydroelectric power and created the largest man made lake in the state. Hawley's back yard became a new resource for recreational and business opportunities which continue today. We invite you to explore the town of Hawley and experience the spirit and legacy we are working to preserve. Hawley's peaceful country inns and resorts, rivers and creek, historical sites, and a rich diversity of restaurants makes this an ideal place to live.
Right off of scenic Route 6 near in the northern tier of Pennsylvania, Matamoras offers a quaint escape from hectic daily life. You can shop for antiques at the Sussex Antique Toy Shop and the Farmers and Flea Market, or take in a movie at the historic Tri-States Drive-In theater, built in 1950. Enjoy the scenery of the Pocono Mountain region and the pristine Delaware River in this lovely small town
Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania
Lake Wallenpaupack, located at the western edge of Pike county,is 15 miles long surrounded by 52 miles of breathtaking shoreline; the lake is approximately 5700 acres. It is the third largest man-made lake in Pennsylvania. The lake also offers sports enthusiasts opportunities for motor and sail boating, water and jet skiing, as well as canoeing, rafting and row-boating. It is also an angler's paradise. Excellent amenities can be found nearby. There are lakeside restaurants which provide wonderful lake views, and accomodations range from national hotel chains to lovely motels and B & B's found nowhere else.