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Donna Donna from Langhorne wrote on October 9, 2010 at 11:24 pm:
I need to find the address to Harveys Lake I heard its beautiful my son is at college at KINGS in Wilkes Barre
I need to find the address to Harveys Lake I heard its beautiful my son is at college at KINGS in Wilkes Barre
Leeann Daniels Leeann Daniels from Florida wrote on September 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm:
My family enjoyed this place so much during the 1980's. Grotto Pizza was our favorite place to eat. I can't believe it is still open today.
My family enjoyed this place so much during the 1980's. Grotto Pizza was our favorite place to eat. I can't believe it is still open today.
Carol Kelly (nee Selner) Carol Kelly (nee Selner) from Fairless Hills, Pa wrote on September 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm:
Spent a lot of time as a kid at Harvey's Lake. We Lived at Lake Silkworth. Great times at Hanson's amusment park. When I grew up I even brought my kids back & they loved it as much as I didheart)
Spent a lot of time as a kid at Harvey's Lake. We Lived at Lake Silkworth. Great times at Hanson's amusment park. When I grew up I even brought my kids back & they loved it as much as I didheart)
Joanna Crispell McQuown Joanna Crispell McQuown from Ramey, PA wrote on September 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm:
I came across your website and only then realized the story about Alice Crispell's death... she was my grandfather's sister. This sparked lots of curiosity and so I just took a trip to Harvey's Lake last weekend with my parents to see this place for myself. Thanks for the great website and information.
I came across your website and only then realized the story about Alice Crispell's death... she was my grandfather's sister. This sparked lots of curiosity and so I just took a trip to Harvey's Lake last weekend with my parents to see this place for myself. Thanks for the great website and information.
Dennis Coyle Dennis Coyle from Edgewood, Maryland wrote on September 4, 2010 at 1:45 am:
Thank you for this wonderful website! My parents used to rent a cottage from my uncle, Spot O'Donnell, at pole 10 every summer. In 1966, Spot bought the old Devlin home and invited me to stay there for the summer to help restore the place. That summer and the next my cousins and I learned how to to do just about anything that can be done on a house, dock, or boat. We had a ball doing it too! My cousins introduced me to the joys of eating pizza at Joes, the dances at Hansons, rowing a boat for hours on end, and water skiing. Some of the best times in my life were spent at Harvey's Lake. Thank you so much for the flood of good memories this site has awakened.
Thank you for this wonderful website! My parents used to rent a cottage from my uncle, Spot O'Donnell, at pole 10 every summer. In 1966, Spot bought the old Devlin home and invited me to stay there for the summer to help restore the place. That summer and the next my cousins and I learned how to to do just about anything that can be done on a house, dock, or boat. We had a ball doing it too! My cousins introduced me to the joys of eating pizza at Joes, the dances at Hansons, rowing a boat for hours on end, and water skiing. Some of the best times in my life were spent at Harvey's Lake. Thank you so much for the flood of good memories this site has awakened.
Andy Carey Andy Carey from Eatontown, N.J. wrote on September 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm:
Born there in 1954 and lived there year-round at Pole 249 for 15 years. Went back for a couple hours four summers ago, said hello to an old friend from across the lake. I knew that family would still be there. They always will be, too. Sunday sailboat races, fireworks at Hanson's Sunday night, the Penny Arcade, waterskiing, riding minibikes, many many wonderful memories. Miss it.
Born there in 1954 and lived there year-round at Pole 249 for 15 years. Went back for a couple hours four summers ago, said hello to an old friend from across the lake. I knew that family would still be there. They always will be, too. Sunday sailboat races, fireworks at Hanson's Sunday night, the Penny Arcade, waterskiing, riding minibikes, many many wonderful memories. Miss it.
Lee Bennington Lee Bennington from Earleville, Maryland wrote on September 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm:
I am a nephew of George P. Hughes, the marine diver who found bodies at the bottom of the lake in 1939. The State Police came to our house at the request of the Governor to get his help. I am delighted to see the team efforts of the Hughes divers on your site. Thank you.
I am a nephew of George P. Hughes, the marine diver who found bodies at the bottom of the lake in 1939. The State Police came to our house at the request of the Governor to get his help. I am delighted to see the team efforts of the Hughes divers on your site. Thank you.
Doreen s Doreen s from Milton, vt wrote on August 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm:
As a child I spent every summer at the girlscout lodge, then became a leader and then a life guard. As I grew older and got my car, it was dances at the park and pizza at the grotto. If anyone has pictures of the girl scout camp I would love to get copies I have so many memories and always dreamed of owning the lodge.
As a child I spent every summer at the girlscout lodge, then became a leader and then a life guard. As I grew older and got my car, it was dances at the park and pizza at the grotto. If anyone has pictures of the girl scout camp I would love to get copies I have so many memories and always dreamed of owning the lodge.
Derek Pattison Derek Pattison from colonial heights Va. wrote on August 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm:
I enjoyed taking my father to the lake as part of tracing my family history. I have pictures and stories of my Great grand father John Pattison(died 1968), who I was told owned the lake, well before WWII. I have pictures and some old stories, I was told thes by dad , who has the pics and my grandfather Carlton Pattison, who ran the Air products plant. The lake is awsome
I enjoyed taking my father to the lake as part of tracing my family history. I have pictures and stories of my Great grand father John Pattison(died 1968), who I was told owned the lake, well before WWII. I have pictures and some old stories, I was told thes by dad , who has the pics and my grandfather Carlton Pattison, who ran the Air products plant. The lake is awsome
TerriLynn Megargel TerriLynn Megargel from New Port Richey, Florida wrote on July 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm:
My grandparents were Leanore and William Megargel who lived on First street in Warden Place. My great grandfather was the Deputy Sheriff of Harvey's Lake and was murdered in 1930. It has always been a mystery about the details surrounding his death and my family would love to hear from anyone that may know of any details pertaining to his death even though it was 80 years ago, this July 20th... I spent practically every summer at the lake with my grandparents and they were the best summers a child could possibly have! I have so many great memories of this lake. I am presently at the lake for the first time in about 10 years and I am glad to see it still pretty much looks the same!
My grandparents were Leanore and William Megargel who lived on First street in Warden Place. My great grandfather was the Deputy Sheriff of Harvey's Lake and was murdered in 1930. It has always been a mystery about the details surrounding his death and my family would love to hear from anyone that may know of any details pertaining to his death even though it was 80 years ago, this July 20th... I spent practically every summer at the lake with my grandparents and they were the best summers a child could possibly have! I have so many great memories of this lake. I am presently at the lake for the first time in about 10 years and I am glad to see it still pretty much looks the same!
Kathy Hogan Kathy Hogan from Elizabeth, New Jersey wrote on July 7, 2010 at 4:53 pm:
I enjoyed the video of the carousel which I rode many times at Harveys Lake as a child. Got the brass ring often for a free ride.
I enjoyed the video of the carousel which I rode many times at Harveys Lake as a child. Got the brass ring often for a free ride.
John Hanson John Hanson from Chesterfield, n.j. wrote on June 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm:
John Hanson of Hanson's Picnic Grounds was a great uncle of mine and suffice it to say that my family spent many hours at the lake -practically all of them at Picnic Grounds.It's really a pleasure reading all of the comments on this great site because everyone else seems to have enjoyed their time at the lake as much as we did. I am surprised about one thing though. There are no comments about the bingo game run at the Picnic grounds which in itself was an institution. Great job!! John Hanson
John Hanson of Hanson's Picnic Grounds was a great uncle of mine and suffice it to say that my family spent many hours at the lake -practically all of them at Picnic Grounds.It's really a pleasure reading all of the comments on this great site because everyone else seems to have enjoyed their time at the lake as much as we did. I am surprised about one thing though. There are no comments about the bingo game run at the Picnic grounds which in itself was an institution. Great job!! John Hanson
Jan Koch Jan Koch from St. Louis, MO wrote on June 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm:
Thanks for a visit back to Harvey's Lake. I have so many memories of the lake from the 50's-60's. I wonder if you have any information or photos of Harvey's Lake Boat Club (later Yacht Club. That's where we spent our weekends...Sunday sailboat races and wonderful people.
Thanks for a visit back to Harvey's Lake. I have so many memories of the lake from the 50's-60's. I wonder if you have any information or photos of Harvey's Lake Boat Club (later Yacht Club. That's where we spent our weekends...Sunday sailboat races and wonderful people.
Curtis Marsh Curtis Marsh from Kansas wrote on June 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm:
My family has made the Lake our summer home since 1910!! We will celebrate our 100th summer over the July 4th weekend. Harveys Lake is no less than a magic place for us.
My family has made the Lake our summer home since 1910!! We will celebrate our 100th summer over the July 4th weekend. Harveys Lake is no less than a magic place for us.
ESTHER NAYLOR ESTHER NAYLOR from SAYRE PA wrote on June 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm:
WAS THERE ON SATURDAY JUNE 19TH. FIRST TIME THERE AND I FOUND ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. WE RODE THE HARLEYS DOWN, WOULD LOVE TO RETRUN BEFORE SUMMER IS OVER.
WAS THERE ON SATURDAY JUNE 19TH. FIRST TIME THERE AND I FOUND ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. WE RODE THE HARLEYS DOWN, WOULD LOVE TO RETRUN BEFORE SUMMER IS OVER.
DEREK DOMBACH DEREK DOMBACH from LEBANON, PA wrote on June 22, 2010 at 11:13 am:
ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!
ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!
John Henry Curran John Henry Curran from Manahawkin, New Jersey wrote on June 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm:
Hello everyone. My parents had a cottage on Carpenter Road. Loved the pizza at Joe's Grotto. Taught my son how to fish off the bridge at Sunset. My Mom loved playing bingo there. I remember the arcade also. I rented a boat from the guy who had the scuba diving school on the lake. We spent our days at Old Sandy Bottom beach and nights at Hansons. My son visited the lake last summer. Old Sandy Bottom beach is there but now a private swim club. We walked the grounds of Hansons. What is left you ask ? The bumper car pavillion, rest rooms, The steel section of the roller coaster track where the train went under, Hansons Resturant, Bingo hall, Arcade, and the building over the water. All of these are deserted and falling apart. Very sad. I would love to see public access increased so the people of... Read more
Hello everyone. My parents had a cottage on Carpenter Road. Loved the pizza at Joe's Grotto. Taught my son how to fish off the bridge at Sunset. My Mom loved playing bingo there. I remember the arcade also. I rented a boat from the guy who had the scuba diving school on the lake. We spent our days at Old Sandy Bottom beach and nights at Hansons. My son visited the lake last summer. Old Sandy Bottom beach is there but now a private swim club. We walked the grounds of Hansons. What is left you ask ? The bumper car pavillion, rest rooms, The steel section of the roller coaster track where the train went under, Hansons Resturant, Bingo hall, Arcade, and the building over the water. All of these are deserted and falling apart. Very sad. I would love to see public access increased so the people of the Valley and surrounding areas could enjoy all the lake has to offer once again and create new memories.
Kevin Westra Kevin Westra from Mechanicsburg, Pa wrote on June 4, 2010 at 3:14 am:
Wonderful site. I have been going to Harveys Lake for nearly 50 years for our Rusnak family reunion. A family member had a cottage a block off the lake near Sandy Beach. I will never forget walking to Sandy Beach and Hansons as a child with my cousins the last Saturday in July every year. We still have the reunion every year at Sandy Beach as the family no longer has the cottage. However, my wife and I purchased Pole 85 in 2006 and are now regulars at the lake. The lake has become very "private" compared to the old days and I wish there was more beach area for those who just want to visit and enjoy the lake. Many of the old cottages are disappearing as they were built for the summer and difficult and costly to convert to efficient 4 season homes. We love the lake as... Read more
Wonderful site. I have been going to Harveys Lake for nearly 50 years for our Rusnak family reunion. A family member had a cottage a block off the lake near Sandy Beach. I will never forget walking to Sandy Beach and Hansons as a child with my cousins the last Saturday in July every year. We still have the reunion every year at Sandy Beach as the family no longer has the cottage. However, my wife and I purchased Pole 85 in 2006 and are now regulars at the lake. The lake has become very "private" compared to the old days and I wish there was more beach area for those who just want to visit and enjoy the lake. Many of the old cottages are disappearing as they were built for the summer and difficult and costly to convert to efficient 4 season homes. We love the lake as it is providing great memories for my children as it did for me.
Bill Williams Bill Williams from Perrysburg, Ohio wrote on June 2, 2010 at 7:03 pm:
Recollections of an 80yr old. As a boy pop would take us back to his roots. Grandpa Wm. Williams and brother Dan built two cottages up the Mountain(Primitive in nature, outhouse, kerosene lanterns, ice box and a walk down the mountain to fetch back pails of water from the spring below. Fondly recall Sunset,The Penny arcade, hot dogs and great french fries, Wordens, Carneys bar, Sam the Butcher, The Bowling Alley and the Picnic Grounds. We could sit on the porch and watch the riders on the mountain side of the Mowhawk riding club.Someone had a PA system down in the valley that constantly bellowed, BYE BYE Blackbird. The lake water was so cold but refreshing. Once rowed the boat for Uncle Dan as we trolled for that big lake trout he sought. Mom and Grams were Bingo addicts. The cottages are long gone now and haven't been back to... Read more
Recollections of an 80yr old. As a boy pop would take us back to his roots. Grandpa Wm. Williams and brother Dan built two cottages up the Mountain(Primitive in nature, outhouse, kerosene lanterns, ice box and a walk down the mountain to fetch back pails of water from the spring below. Fondly recall Sunset,The Penny arcade, hot dogs and great french fries, Wordens, Carneys bar, Sam the Butcher, The Bowling Alley and the Picnic Grounds. We could sit on the porch and watch the riders on the mountain side of the Mowhawk riding club.Someone had a PA system down in the valley that constantly bellowed, BYE BYE Blackbird. The lake water was so cold but refreshing. Once rowed the boat for Uncle Dan as we trolled for that big lake trout he sought. Mom and Grams were Bingo addicts. The cottages are long gone now and haven't been back to the Lake in Decades but it will remain in my mind as it once was during my youth.....Fantastic site Harveys Lake Org...Bill Williams
al, belinda, dane and skye deming al, belinda, dane and skye deming from carrie st wrote on May 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm:
Visiting friends. This locale has the very best of all possibilities a relaxing and gorgeous rural setting the nearness of great educational institutions and the best entertainment in the world. A wonderful niche in the present. We are looking forward to a return trip already.
Visiting friends. This locale has the very best of all possibilities a relaxing and gorgeous rural setting the nearness of great educational institutions and the best entertainment in the world. A wonderful niche in the present. We are looking forward to a return trip already.