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    About Lake Idlewild - Clifford
    Located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

    Lake Idlewild is a 67-acre lake located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The city of Philadelphia is 148 miles south of Idlewild.

    The closest major hospital is Wilkes-Barre Scranton International, 35 miles south in Avoca, Pennsylvania. Urgent care can be provided at Barnes Kasson Hospital, 19 miles north in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

    There are fantastic restaurants around Idlewild, like Binghams, Lenox, Annacapri, and Crystal Pines Restaurant.

    Fun on the Water

    Idlewild is a scenic, serene lake that new residents will love! Boating, kayaking, and fishing are popular activities here. Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, large black crappie, and pickerel in the water.

    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!

    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 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.

    Explore Nearby 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. 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 Lake Idlewild is State Game Lands 236, 9 miles north in Union Dale, Pennsylvania.

    A Perfect Lake for Anyone Seeking Pennsylvania's Finest

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