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    About Forest Lake - Forest Lake Twp
    Located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

    Forest Lake is a 42-acre lake located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is around 170 miles south of the lake.

    The closest major airport is Wilkes-Barre Scranton International, 57 miles south in Avoca, Pennsylvania. Urgent care can be provided at Endless Mountains Health Systems, 9 miles southeast in Montrose, Pennsylvania.

    The closest town to grab a bite to eat is in Montrose, at places like Oip Montrose, Uptown Grill, Great Dragon, and The Inn at Montrose.

    A Slice of Serenity

    Forest Lake offers its residents privacy and great fishing. There is no public ramp available, so the only people allowed on the water are residents. Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, northern pike, and bluegill.

    Launch your kayak from the shore and take a scenic morning ride.

    Local Entertainment

    Those looking to hit the slopes should be sure to visit Elk Mountain Ski Resort. This premier resort offers over 25 skiing trails for every experience level.

    Seventeen miles northeast of Forest Lake is the city of Great Bend, Pennsylvania. Like the name would imply, this town is the location of a bend in the Susquehanna River. The Susquehanna is the longest river in the Eastern U.S., at 444 miles. It runs through New York, Pennsylvania, and a little bit of Maryland.

    Northern Pennsylvania contains around 146 miles of the Susquehanna and is a well-trodden, scenic stretch of the river to kayak on.

    Visit Hidden Creek Vineyard & Winery in Laceyville, Pennsylvania, and enjoy a glass of your favorite type of wine in the cozy hillside. Events and wine tastings take place here year-round.

    Visit Binghamton

    Binghamton is a suburban city in Southern New York, roughly 20 miles north of Forest Lake. There are lots of activities here the whole family will enjoy!

    Head to the Mirabito Stadium in downtown Binghamton to see the Binghamton Rumble Ponies play.

    Opened in 1895, Ross Park Zoo is the fifth oldest zoo in the U.S. Come see the different animals housed here, including endangered species like the red wolf, African penguin, and snow leopard.

    After a long day of fun, try highly-rated local eateries like Chris' Diner, Lost Dog Cafe & Lounge, and Little Venice Restaurant.

    Explore Nature

    Outdoors enthusiasts should be sure to visit Salt Springs State Park. This park has three waterfalls and hemlock trees that are over 300 years old. Visitors can also hike, camp, hunt, fish, and more.

    North of Forest Lake is a multitude of State Game Lands. Managed by the state, these plots of land are a dedicated space for legal hunting and trapping. During off-seasons, they also double as beautiful tracts of land to hike! The closest to Forest Lake is State Game Lands 140, 9 miles northwest in Little Meadows, Pennsylvania.

    A Perfect Lake for Anyone Seeking Pennsylvania's Finest

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