Shickshinny Lake is a private lakeside community located in Union Township in western Luzerne County. Approximately 6 miles northwest of the borough of Shickshinny, the community’s main attraction is the landmark for which it was named–Shickshinny Lake.
The 160-acre private lake was formed in the late 1960s when a portion of Marsh Creek was dammed and three farms were flooded. Today, the lake is home to a large fish population (including large-mouth and small-mouth bass, crappies, sunfish, blue gills, pickerel, catfish, and perch) and is the perfect destination for a number of recreational activities, such as canoeing, sailing, kayaking, and boating. Motorized boats and jet skis are permitted!
As a private lake, only members of the Association and their guests are permitted lake access. The Association is comprised of property owners in the Shickshinny Lake development.
Of the original plans for 250 properties (maximum), a portion is still available for development–including this vacant lot on Main Rd. next to Cherokee Park.
With 1.8 acres of buildable land–not to mention 370 ft. of lakefront!–you’re just one step away from building the home of your dreams. Shickshinny Lake is home to both permanent residents as well as vacationers, so no matter whether you’re dreaming up your perfect forever home or a home away from home, you will find yourself with a location known for its peace, serenity, and solitude–but only if that’s what you’re looking for. For the social butterfly, the Association sponsors community activities throughout the year, including pictures with Santa, Easter Egg hunts, and a Fall fellowship social.
Finding peace and solitude at home doesn’t have to limit your activities! On the days where enjoying the lake doesn’t cut it, there’s still plenty to do nearby. There are a number of restaurants, local farms, and hiking trails within easy driving distance from the community. And Wilkes-Barre is only 30 minutes away if you need something from the mall or want to catch a hockey game!
For more information on the Shickshinny Lake private community, you can visit their website here.
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