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dave r dave r from hazleton,pa wrote on August 26, 2009 at 12:02 am:
i grew up in plymouth, and was at the lake like my second home, i just wish it wasn't as private as it is now. but all in all this is a great site. there was a place there called links and tyhey had some strange fish that were pulled out of the lake over the years, nice to get pictures of them, thanks dave r.
i grew up in plymouth, and was at the lake like my second home, i just wish it wasn't as private as it is now. but all in all this is a great site. there was a place there called links and tyhey had some strange fish that were pulled out of the lake over the years, nice to get pictures of them, thanks dave r.
Jill Funck Jill Funck from Palmyra, PA wrote on August 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm:
Fasinating website. We have friends that live by the Lake year round and we visit yearly. We love seeing our friends, sharing some family time and playing in the water. I was very interested in the history of the lake and was pleased at all the great things that are posted here.
Fasinating website. We have friends that live by the Lake year round and we visit yearly. We love seeing our friends, sharing some family time and playing in the water. I was very interested in the history of the lake and was pleased at all the great things that are posted here.
Jackie Scrofini Mazzatosta Jackie Scrofini Mazzatosta from Plains wrote on August 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm:
What a great web site! The pictures of Hansons brought back so many memories. I spent every summer as a child at our cottage on Ridge Ave. Those were some of the best years of my life.
What a great web site! The pictures of Hansons brought back so many memories. I spent every summer as a child at our cottage on Ridge Ave. Those were some of the best years of my life.
Dave Pudim Dave Pudim from Ohio wrote on August 10, 2009 at 1:11 am:
I went to Lake Elementary School from 1968 (Kindergarten until 6th grade. I have many great childhood memories of my friends and teachers at that school. Those were the good old days! I would love to know how my friends are doing now.
I went to Lake Elementary School from 1968 (Kindergarten until 6th grade. I have many great childhood memories of my friends and teachers at that school. Those were the good old days! I would love to know how my friends are doing now.
Daniel J. Tobin Daniel J. Tobin from Wilmington, Delaware wrote on August 6, 2009 at 1:56 pm:
My grandparents lived at Harveys lake for a long time. They rented boats there, dredged the lake at one point and had a business called Lake front Lawn mower repair. It was a gas station and a small store just up the street from hansons. I want to say the best times of my life was spent there. Watching the people on the lake, Fishing and going to hansons. We even saw Chuby Checker there.... a long time ago. Love the lake.... wish I coukld live there now.
My grandparents lived at Harveys lake for a long time. They rented boats there, dredged the lake at one point and had a business called Lake front Lawn mower repair. It was a gas station and a small store just up the street from hansons. I want to say the best times of my life was spent there. Watching the people on the lake, Fishing and going to hansons. We even saw Chuby Checker there.... a long time ago. Love the lake.... wish I coukld live there now.
noah z noah z from pittston pa and pole 285 wrote on August 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm:
great times at the lake and now i know the history of the lake
great times at the lake and now i know the history of the lake
pamela fishberg shulder ripinsky pamela fishberg shulder ripinsky from south setauket, new york wrote on July 31, 2009 at 8:01 pm:
i spent many summers in the early 50's at harveys lake. i remember sandy beach and the drive in theater. the merry go round at the amusement park was my favorite ride. also, i loved the pizza at the pizzaria . i hope to return and see what changes have taken place. from what i have been told by my neighbors who came from there that there are some magnificent homes along the lake. just remember that i learned to swim in the lake too!
i spent many summers in the early 50's at harveys lake. i remember sandy beach and the drive in theater. the merry go round at the amusement park was my favorite ride. also, i loved the pizza at the pizzaria . i hope to return and see what changes have taken place. from what i have been told by my neighbors who came from there that there are some magnificent homes along the lake. just remember that i learned to swim in the lake too!
Michael Michael from Puerto Vallarta, Jal., MX wrote on July 19, 2009 at 7:09 am:
Trying to find a copy of the book. Are any available?
Trying to find a copy of the book. Are any available?
Jim A Curran Jim A Curran from Manahawkin New Jersey wrote on July 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm:
Great website. The best times of my life were spent at Harvey's Lake at my Grandparents cottage on Carpenter Road. We would spend the day at Old Sandy Bottom Beach and then at night head over to Hanson's. Of course Grotto pizza was always part of our vacations. We could walk there from the cottage. I wish there was more public access to the lake other than just the boat ramp. we are fortunate it is still there. Bring back the Drive in Theater ! Thanks for this website it brings back so many memories. I have lots of old movies of the lake, Hanson's etc. Some day I will have to get them posted.
Great website. The best times of my life were spent at Harvey's Lake at my Grandparents cottage on Carpenter Road. We would spend the day at Old Sandy Bottom Beach and then at night head over to Hanson's. Of course Grotto pizza was always part of our vacations. We could walk there from the cottage. I wish there was more public access to the lake other than just the boat ramp. we are fortunate it is still there. Bring back the Drive in Theater ! Thanks for this website it brings back so many memories. I have lots of old movies of the lake, Hanson's etc. Some day I will have to get them posted.
Ronna Shults Ronna Shults from Texas wrote on July 5, 2009 at 2:37 am:
What a great website. I spent every summer at the lake with my Grandmother and my Great Aunts. This was mainly during the 70's. I also had several other family members that lived at the Lake year round. I have fond memories of walking to the little country store for candy, swimming down at the dock, eating Joes Pizza, Fishing with bread doe that I would get at Joes Pizza. going to Bingo to watch my Aunt play and running around the Arcade at Sunset, and of course Hansons! Those were the days!
What a great website. I spent every summer at the lake with my Grandmother and my Great Aunts. This was mainly during the 70's. I also had several other family members that lived at the Lake year round. I have fond memories of walking to the little country store for candy, swimming down at the dock, eating Joes Pizza, Fishing with bread doe that I would get at Joes Pizza. going to Bingo to watch my Aunt play and running around the Arcade at Sunset, and of course Hansons! Those were the days!
Holly Yanchik Holly Yanchik from Exeter,Pa wrote on July 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm:
Your website is great.How it brought back memories of my mom,sister and I going there on the weekends.It's like being able to relive your childhood just for a moment again.
Your website is great.How it brought back memories of my mom,sister and I going there on the weekends.It's like being able to relive your childhood just for a moment again.
Len Annetta Len Annetta from North Carolina wrote on July 3, 2009 at 9:35 pm:
My parents owned the Lamp Post bar and restaurant until it burned down. This is a great site and thanks for the great memories.
My parents owned the Lamp Post bar and restaurant until it burned down. This is a great site and thanks for the great memories.
wayne a sittner wayne a sittner from saugerties, ny wrote on July 1, 2009 at 7:08 pm:
Grew up in W-B and Kingston. BA from Wilkes in 1968. Spent countless hours at the "Lake". Great to reminisce.
Grew up in W-B and Kingston. BA from Wilkes in 1968. Spent countless hours at the "Lake". Great to reminisce.
Chuck Huthmaker Chuck Huthmaker from Fredericksburg, VA wrote on June 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm:
My Grandfather David Huthmaker built a cottage on Park St.about a block from Hansons in the 1930s. Spent many wonderful summers out there until the late 60s and the water pollution scare in the lake.
My Grandfather David Huthmaker built a cottage on Park St.about a block from Hansons in the 1930s. Spent many wonderful summers out there until the late 60s and the water pollution scare in the lake.
mark hoffman mark hoffman from harleysville, pa wrote on June 28, 2009 at 11:57 am:
The spelling of my last name in my post should be Hoffman, two "f"'s Best, Mark
The spelling of my last name in my post should be Hoffman, two "f"'s Best, Mark
mark hofman mark hofman from harleysville, pa wrote on June 28, 2009 at 11:53 am:
The video on the LV No. 140 and its consist filled a void in my understanding of the Bowman's Creek branch. I am a railroad enthusiast (both model and prototype). Bowman's closed in December, 1963. I made trips to Harvey's Lake starting in 1964, as a youngster, and always noted the track but never saw any train. I did not know the line had been abandoned. I always wanted to see a train run, especially under the roller coaster. Now, I have. So, thank you very much. Best, Mark
The video on the LV No. 140 and its consist filled a void in my understanding of the Bowman's Creek branch. I am a railroad enthusiast (both model and prototype). Bowman's closed in December, 1963. I made trips to Harvey's Lake starting in 1964, as a youngster, and always noted the track but never saw any train. I did not know the line had been abandoned. I always wanted to see a train run, especially under the roller coaster. Now, I have. So, thank you very much. Best, Mark
The Wilson Family - Pole 141.5 The Wilson Family - Pole 141.5 from Dallas, PA wrote on March 19, 2009 at 9:23 pm:
Thanks for a great website! I was fortunate enough to grow up in Dallas and spend summer weekends at Harvey's Lake having picnics and swimming at Sandy Beach and going to Hanson's Amusement Park. I also stayed at O'Donnell's cottages with my cousins. Now, we are lucky enough to own our own "little slice of heaven" (AKA: a dock) on Harvey's Lake. I look forward to summer every year so that I can spend every free moment at the lake. We enjoyed this website, especially the old videos of Hanson's, Sandy Beach and the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
Thanks for a great website! I was fortunate enough to grow up in Dallas and spend summer weekends at Harvey's Lake having picnics and swimming at Sandy Beach and going to Hanson's Amusement Park. I also stayed at O'Donnell's cottages with my cousins. Now, we are lucky enough to own our own "little slice of heaven" (AKA: a dock) on Harvey's Lake. I look forward to summer every year so that I can spend every free moment at the lake. We enjoyed this website, especially the old videos of Hanson's, Sandy Beach and the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
Neil Brazitis Neil Brazitis from Rosemont, PA wrote on March 4, 2009 at 8:47 pm:
My mother who we lost last year loved the Lake and especially Sandy Bottom. Almost every day during the summer she would take the three of us kids and whoever else was around and pile into the station wagon for a trip to the lake. She had the good sense to at least wait until my father left for work. We went to Sandy Bottom because the snack bar didn't have the toys and as much food as Sandy Beach. I was prone to car sickness so I always had a window seat. Unfortunaely during one of my bouts out the window the door flew open as we went around the lake. Fortunately I hung on the swinging door until by siblings reluctantly pulled me back. When I'm in town I always make time for a drive around the lake. Thanks for the site.
My mother who we lost last year loved the Lake and especially Sandy Bottom. Almost every day during the summer she would take the three of us kids and whoever else was around and pile into the station wagon for a trip to the lake. She had the good sense to at least wait until my father left for work. We went to Sandy Bottom because the snack bar didn't have the toys and as much food as Sandy Beach. I was prone to car sickness so I always had a window seat. Unfortunaely during one of my bouts out the window the door flew open as we went around the lake. Fortunately I hung on the swinging door until by siblings reluctantly pulled me back. When I'm in town I always make time for a drive around the lake. Thanks for the site.
Chris Chris from Belcamp, Md wrote on January 2, 2009 at 3:01 am:
Unfortunately, I don't have many memories from the glory days of the lake. In fact, the year they closed Hanson's, I was a year old. Having the opportunity to sit and read all of these messages makes the lake almost seem legendary. If it wasn't for the pictures, I wouldn't believe much of what the lake is described as. No traffic after Labor Day?!? Now, constant traffic year round. Enough room for steam boats?!? Now the lake is filled with boats all summer. And docks with the ice cut away? There are only about 5 spots on the lake where the ice meets the shore because of the amount of docks and their bubblers. It really does seem legendary. It almost saddens me because of the way people abuse the lake sometimes. They take the greatness of it for granted. Not knowing the history. Not knowing what it once was.... Read more
Unfortunately, I don't have many memories from the glory days of the lake. In fact, the year they closed Hanson's, I was a year old. Having the opportunity to sit and read all of these messages makes the lake almost seem legendary. If it wasn't for the pictures, I wouldn't believe much of what the lake is described as. No traffic after Labor Day?!? Now, constant traffic year round. Enough room for steam boats?!? Now the lake is filled with boats all summer. And docks with the ice cut away? There are only about 5 spots on the lake where the ice meets the shore because of the amount of docks and their bubblers. It really does seem legendary. It almost saddens me because of the way people abuse the lake sometimes. They take the greatness of it for granted. Not knowing the history. Not knowing what it once was. The grand hotels, amusement parks, dance halls, the trolly, trains. The lake had it all back then. Growing up through the 80s and 90s, I remember going out some evenings early in spring. This is when the ice starts cracking due to thawing. The noises the ice would make and the sounds echoing off the mountains sounded really spooky back then. Then in the summers, I lived close enough to The amphitheater(lakevi ew terrace), that I didn't even have to go to the concerts. I was able to listen to them from my porch. One time in highschool, a few buddies of mine and myself decided to build a massive snowman in the middle of the lake. The ice was EXTREMELY thick that year, and I knew this from the ice fishing holes about 50 feet away. We spent about 5 hours of our day off from school putting this massive snowman together. In the end, it measured about 15 feet tall, and actually was in the Dallas Post as a random photograph with a caption. The snowman lasted until it fell through the thinning ice in the spring. The memories I have are great, but are totally different than the ones from decades before. I enjoyed this site and have shared it with family who has lived at the lake. Thanks for taking the time and effort of putting this site together.
Jim Eitel Jim Eitel from Glassboro, NJ wrote on December 11, 2008 at 4:48 pm:
Charlie. I really enjoyed the site. I turned Sue Nicholas Tiernan on to it. She knew the Mayers, etc. Her Aunt Bett still lives near Sandy Bottom.
Charlie. I really enjoyed the site. I turned Sue Nicholas Tiernan on to it. She knew the Mayers, etc. Her Aunt Bett still lives near Sandy Bottom.