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    About Wrighter Lake
    Located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

    Wrighter Lake is located three miles outside the borough of Thompson (Susquehanna County), Pennsylvania. Scranton is 42 miles south, New York City is 131 miles southeast, and Philadelphia is 166 miles south.

    The closest place for emergency care is the Barnes Kasson Hospital, 11 miles north. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport is roughly 50 miles south.

    The city of Susquehanna is the closest hub to grab a bite to eat. Check out restaurants like Bill's Hilltop, Main Street Cafe, Conrad's Pizza, and Iron Horse Brewing Company.

    Lake Days

    Wrighter Lake is 93 acres, offering endless things to do under the sun. You can swim, canoe, kayak, or enjoy a cruise on your boat around the lake. Fishing is another popular activity here, with anglers reeling in species like largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, walleye, and yellow perch. If you are looking for something to do on land, you take a lovely stroll around the lake's perimeter or have a picnic with the family.

    Around the Town

    Surrounding the 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 is State Game Lands 236.

    Buck Falls, five miles north, is a scenic location for a morning or afternoon hike. Intersecting the waterfall is the D & H Rail-Trail, a 38-mile paved trail that runs from Susquehanna to Carbondale. This trail is perfect for hiking, biking, running, and in some areas, using your ATV.

    Visit Scranton

    Scranton is situated in northeast Pennsylvania, less than an hour south of Wrighter Lake. This city 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 of steam engines and the workers who maintained them 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.

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

    Stay Awhile

    This beautiful lake nestled in the Pennsylvania countryside is the ideal location for those looking to get closer to nature!