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    About Lake Winola - Overfield Twp
    Located in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

    Lake Winola is a 185-acre lake located in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. It is 133 miles north of Philadelphia and 135 miles northwest of New York City.

    The Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport is 20 miles south in Avoca, Pennsylvania. The closest location for urgent care is the Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton, 16 miles south.

    Shop and dine at the Viewmont Mall, with over 60 stores and restaurants to choose from! Try local eateries near the lake, like Lake Winola Boathouse Bar and Grill, Sambuca Grille, or DeLeo's Bar N Grill.

    Life on Lake Winola

    There are many activities to do on Lake Winola, like swimming, boating or fishing!

    Every August, the lake hosts its annual Water Carnival. Residents dress themselves and their boats in costumes and compete to see who has the best display.

    Anglers should expect to find largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and rainbow trout. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commission stocks trout in the lake multiple times a year to maintain the population.

    If you're a fan of hiking, then check out the Winola Pine Forest across the street from the public boat launch. This old-growth forest is a hidden gem filled with large hemlock and white oak trees. The flat terrain makes hiking this small forest an easy hike for the family!

    Fun Close to the Lake

    Golfers in the family will be delighted to know there is a golf club located on the lake! The Scranton Canoe Club is a private club that offers its members fantastic amenities like a 9-hole lakeside course and an in-house restaurant.

    The Lahey Family Fun Park is a bustling place that has something for the whole family! This recreation center has batting cages, an arcade, bumper boats, go-karts, and more.

    Visit the Frances Slocum State Park for scenic views and outdoor activities! This park has over 1,000 acres of recreational activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife watching, camping, and so much more.

    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 the 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.

    A Perfect Lake for Anyone Seeking Pennsylvania's Finest

    If you’re looking to immerse yourself in everything the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside has to offer, then take a look at Lake Winola. It may just be the location of your next lake home!