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Handsome Pond - Benton Twp


Handsome Pond - Benton Twp, Pennsylvania

Located in Pennsylvania, Handsome Pond - Benton Twp real estate is a tight inventory market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

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    • Counties: Lackawanna County
      About Handsome Pond - Benton Twp
      Located in Benton Township, Pennsylvania

      Handsome Pond is a 21-acre lake around two and a half hours northwest of New York, New York.

      This lake is just 28 miles from Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania. It is also only 19 miles north of Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton.

      Residents can get a taste of the local flavor at places like Lake Sheridan Bar and Grill, Gin’s Tavern, and Buckwheat’s Barbecue.

      Fun On the Water

      Handsome Pond will be your little slice of heaven! This lake is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view. Residents can take a dip in the water or take their canoe out for a peaceful ride.

      Anglers should look out for species of fish like bass, black crappie, and chain pickerel.

      Visit Scranton

      Scranton is a city situated in northeast Pennsylvania. This place makes for a great day trip, where you can learn more about the Industrial Revolution and enjoy some great food.

      Scranton is nicknamed The Electric City. It received this name from the revolution of electric lights that began at the Dickson Manufacturing Company in 1880. The city then was the first place in the country to have electric-powered streetcars.

      The Steamtown National Historic Site is a free-to-enter park that catalogs the role steam engines and its workers who maintained them played in the American Industrial Revolution. This family-friendly site has an activity everyone will enjoy.

      The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum is another excellent place to learn about the Industrial Revolution. Here, the focus is Pennsylvania's main export: coal. The museum narrates the ups and downs of workers and companies during this time.

      After a long day of fun in Scranton, try one of its many highly-rated eateries. Cooper's Seafood House, Backyard Ale House, Viewmont Diner, and Ipanema Grille are a selection of the diverse options available.

      Explore Nearby Nature

      Lackawanna State Park is less than 10 minutes away. This park offers 1,445 acres of biking, camping, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, boating, and so much more!

      The park's centerpiece is its namesake lake, Lackawanna Lake. This 198-acre body of water is a popular fishing destination, including species like trout, muskie, walleye, catfish, bullhead, pickerel, and largemouth bass.

      Why Handsome Pond?

      Located in the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains, Handsome Pond will serve as a great year-round home or vacation spot for those looking to experience everything Northern Pennsylvania has to offer!