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Sports & Recreation


 

The Summer Playhouse 1939

The summer playhouse attracted noted talent from Broadway and regional theater in 1939, but lasted only one season.

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Mohawk Riding Academy

Mohawk Riding Academy

For four decades Lake visitors had the unique experience of horse-back riding at the Mohawk Riding Academy. Located on Old Lake Road a short distance from the bridge at Sunset, the facility was owned and operated by the Norman James family.

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Harvey's Lake Ski Area

In late January 1965 Pennsylvania Governor William W. Scranton declared January 22-31 as �Pennsylvania Ski Week.� The State was promoting its growth as a winter sports destination especially in the Pocono Mountains region.

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The Winter Lake

The Winter Lake

This article reviews winter activities and incidents at the Lake generally between 1874 and 1968 when recreational pursuits on the ice were a common feature. The weather was generally colder and the Lake offered fun and danger to both guests and the settled Lake residents.

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The Y.M.H.A.'s Camp Ahmy

The Lake once hosted three major Summer camp grounds for the youth of the Wyoming Valley. The YWCA's Blue Triangle Lodge had an annual camping season for girls from 1918 to 1949. The Wyoming Valley Girl Scouts had Camp Wildwood from 1924 to 1973.

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Rood's Camp

Rood's Camp and Bus Service

For over 60 years the Rood family served the Lake community at West Corner � Sandy Beach. Thomas D. Rood (1809-1882) was an early settler in Bloomingdale, Ross Township. His son Benjamin Moss Rood (1847-1913) was raised in the Bloomingdale area and was a farmer, merchant and carpenter. During the Summer he was also the butcher at the Patterson Grove campground.

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