Ricketts Glen State Park

Ricketts Glen harbors Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark. Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the scenic area. Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. This large park is comprised of 13,050 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties.

For more information on Ricketts Glen State Park, please visit the  PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/rickettsglen/index.htm

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce

To visit the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce website, please follow this link: http://www.sullivanpachamber.com/

Eagles Mere Foundation

         MISSION STATEMENT

The Eagles Mere Foundation was created as a means to build a “safety net of funds” to help pay for unforeseen expenses as to preserve the unique character of Eagles Mere.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The Eagles Mere Foundation was established in August 1986 to help preserve, protect, and enhance the unique character of Eagles Mere.  It became a Community Foundation in 2006.

Trustees are elected annually to oversee investments, receive contributions, direct grants and capital gifts and conduct any other business to come before The Foundation.  All trustees are available to answer questions from interested community members, potential donors or grant recipients.

More information about the Eagles Mere Foundation can be found here: http://www.eaglesmere.org/emfoundation.html

Protect Eagles Mere Alliance

Protect Eagles Mere Alliance seeks to protect and preserve the physical and environmental integrity and safety of greater Eagles Mere area.

PEMA is a 501c3 organization dedicated to serving the community as a regional resource for nature gas drilling information.

Our History

Eagles Mere Historic Village, Inc. (EMHVI) is a private nonprofit organization founded in 2003 to purchase, restore and maintain historic commercial properties in the center of the famous mountain town in Northcentral Pennsylvania which is on the National Register of Historic Sites… Two state agencies – Pennsylvania Preservation and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission -presented their 2007 annual award to the organization for community involvement in the restoration.

EMHVI currently owns and manages three major properties. The largest is the General Store, which houses the outstanding Eagles Mere Historic Museum and several retail spaces including antique shops, an art gallery, and a large gift shop featuring clothing, jewelry and a variety of art and craft objects. A small annex building also has antiques.  Merchants interested in renting a retail space can contact us at (web site).

A second major property is the Sweet Shop that for more than a century has offered light meals, ice cream treats and candies.

A third building is home to Robin Real Estate offering sales and rental properties in Eagles Mere and surrounding counties.

In addition to these historic buildings, EMHVI now sponsors and manages three annual  summer events that have been held on the large tree-shaded village green adjacent to its buildings for more than 40 years: antique shows in July and early September and an arts and crafts show in August..

The founding of EMHVI was stimulated by the Eagles Mere Borough Council and Mayor who shared concerns for the future of the commercial properties and also for the borough museum which was then housed in a former church that lacked adequate space and climate controls. Private citizens were appointed to a commission to provide advice in response to these concerns and ultimately to assume the role of board of directors for the new organization to raise the more than $3 million required to purchase and restore the buildings for museum and retail use.  A short history of the effort is on this web site.

As a 501(c)3 organization EMHVI can accept tax deductible contributions for its continued maintenance of the historic buildings.

The Last Unspoiled Resort

A National Historic Site featured as a unique historic town and vacation spot in numerous travel writer articles, Eagles Mere (elevation 2,126 feet) in the “Endless Mountains” of Northcentral Pennsylvania, was developed in the 1800′s as a resort for families seeking to escape the hustle, bustle and climate of industrialized city life..

They came to the mountain for the cool clean air and crystal clear waters of the mile long lake. They built turn-of- the- century Victorian “cottages”. The cottagers loved then and continue to love the unspoiled beauty and serenity of this peaceful oasis so much that they have placed much of the land into the protective stewardship of a Lake Association and a nature Conservancy.

The town has specialty shops, a remarkable bookstore, an old fashioned Sweet Shop, an outstanding museum,  a private golf club, quintessential country inns and cottage rentals. Eagles Mere remains much the same as it did years ago as its pace of life counters the fast and stressful tensions of modern life. Eagles Mere- “the last unspoiled resort”, now waits for you!

Norman Simpson, author of “Back Roads and Country Inns”, while recommending the Eagles Mere Inn said “For me, Eagles Mere is one of the last unspoiled vacation spots in the East.” The Philadelphia Inquirer called Eagles Mere A Nature Photographer’s Dream.”

Events on the Green

Thank you for your participation in our 2013 shows!  An online application is being offered for 2014!.  Online applications will be available on or before January 10, 2014!  Check back soon!

In July, August and September the Village Green Gazebo at the heart of Eagles Mere is surrounded by as many as 90, antique dealers, artists and craftsmen, food vendors, and live entertainment.

Events:

  • Summer Antique Market, held every July on the Village Green
  • Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, held every August on the Village Green
  • Annual Labor Day Market, held on Saturday of Labor Day weekend on the Village Green
  • Annual Bi-PLanes, Trains and Antique Cars, held every October in the Village and nearby

Information:

  • If you are vendor looking to participate in the Summer Antique Markets please download the application above
  • Vendors looking to participate in the Arts & Crafts Festival please download the application above
  • Email: EMGreenEvents@gmail.com

Images From 2012 Green Events

 

Visitor Information Center

Eagles Mere is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its Visitor Information Center is located in the Eagles Mere Museum in the restored General Store near the antique clock at the center of town… The Information Center is part of the Museum Shop at the entrance to the Museum.  Visit the galleries of the Museum while there. It’s free.

Please visit and discover the wonders of “The last Unspoiled Resort” and the surrounding Endless Mountains.  The Information Center has approximately 65 brochures, maps and other guides to exciting things to see and do in our historic town  and the surrounding area. Days and hours of operation in this seasonal region are limited, so you should check websites and other information.

Please visit and discover the story of “The last Unspoiled Resort” and the surrounding area.

Included are:

  • The Specialty Shops, Bookstore and Art Galleries of Eagles Mere
  • The Country Inns, B&Bs, Cottages for rent and sale
  • The Deli, Sweet Shop and Inn Restaurants
  • Antique and Arts & Crafts Shows
  • Summer Concerts and Shows
  • Winter Toboggan Slide
  • Special Events
  • Worlds End Park, Ricketts Glen Waterfalls
  • Canyon Vista, High Knob overlook
  • State Forests and Game Lands
  • Eagles Mere Conservancy
  • Covered Bridges
  • Wineries & Cheese-making
  • Knoebels Amusement Park
  • And much more!

Information:

  • Open 7 days a week Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • Open on weekends for the rest of the year

Address:

Visitor Information Center
288 Eagles Mere Ave. (Route 42) 
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

 

Music in the Mountains

Music in the Mountains PA gives young musicians an opportunity to concentrate on the study and performance of chamber music in a beautiful, peaceful setting in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania.

The program provides an experience that is unique in its intensity of musicianship and community.

Information:

Mailing Address:

Music In The Mountains PA
214 Avon Road
Narberth, PA 19072

Friends of the Arts

Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts presents a program of high-quality performances in music, art, theatre and lectures to audiences in the Sullivan County and surrounding areas. Our performance season is limited to summer months.

Now in our 38th year, we offer a full schedule with an average of 12 events per season. Our facility is located on Laporte Avenue in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.

Unless otherwise noted, all performances by Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts are held at the David A. DeWire Center.

Information:

  • Telephone (July & August): 570-525-3176
  • Email: EMFAinfo@gmail.com
  • Admission is by membership tickets or tickets may be purchased at the Box Office on the night of a performance
  • All performances begin at 8 PM, unless noted otherwise
  • The Box Office opens at 7:30 PM
  • www.emfoa.org

Mailing Address:

Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts
P.O. Box 24
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

 

Eagles Mere Toboggan Slide

Capt. E.S. Chase stood at the edge of the lake one January day watching his grandchildren. They asked him why he couldn’t build a “real good” toboggan slide down the slope of Lake Avenue. It was a logical idea. Capt. Chase had a “finger in every pie” in the development of Eagles Mere. He had moved here from Williamsport in 1886 and continually initiated projects such as laying out the street plans of the village, planning and cutting the Arrow Paths and our well known Laurel Path around the lake. One of his monumental contributions was sounding out and making a map of the Eagles Mere Lake depths theretofore unknown.

He began work on a design and method for building a toboggan slide that would be safe, sturdy and continued pleasure for Eagles Mere residents.

The slide today is executed from these original plans using Capt. Chase’s planner and his method of grooving the ice.

Information:

  • The Eagles Mere Toboggan Slide is located on Route #42 at the top of the hill in the historic village of Eagles Mere
  • To find out if the slide is in operation, please call the slide information hotline 570-525-3244

 

Eagles Mere Museum

The Eagles Mere Museum provides a journey through Eagles Mere’s 200 year history. Experience its unique story of glass making, farming, hotels, cottages, and even a narrow gauge railroad. Enjoy interactive displays for all ages and then “travel” to our upstairs gallery and witness the sights as a passenger traveling from Sonestown to Eagles Mere via our model train railroad exhibit. Our mission “is to discover, collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the historical and cultural heritage of Eagles Mere providing educational opportunities for residents, schools, and other museums through programs of historical interest.”

Become a member and enjoy programs just for you.

 

Please visit and discover the story of the town that time forgot.

Exhibits include:

  • The George Lewis Glassworks Era 1804-1830
  • The Farming Era 1830-1880
  • The Narrow Gauge Railroad 1892-1926
  • The Big Hotels’ Era 1880-1960s

Our computer allows us to produce copies of photographs, postcards etc. Also available are genealogical records, old newspapers, brochures, organizations’ records, hotel registers etc. You are welcome to view our six large Museum Galleries located in the rear of the Museum Shop. The entrance to the Shop & Museum is on the porch of the restored General Store in the heart of Eagles Mere.
Eagles Mere Children's ProgramsEagles Mere Canoeing Display

Location:
Eagles Mere Ave. (Route 42) at the Historic clock in the restored General Store. The entrance to this 2,500 sq ft. Gallery is in the rear of the Museum Shop.

 

Information:

Address:

Eagles Mere Museum
288 Eagles Mere Ave
Box 440
Eagles Mere, PA 17731
 
Please Mail contributions (any denomination) or membership fees ($35) to:
EMB Museum
Box 440
Eagles Mere, PA  17731
 
Eagles Mere Museum Sleigh
 

Eagles Mere Association

The Eagles Mere Association serves to acquire Eagles Mere Lake and property that may benefit the Lake, to benefit members and the community by preserving the natural beauty of the Lake, and to own manage and operate the properties of the Association, assuring their use and enjoyment by members and others to whom these privileges may be extended.

The Eagles Mere Lake is a private lake, for more information on the lake, surrounding land and membership please visit the Eagles Mere Association website.

Information:

Mailing Address:

Eagles Mere Association
P.O. Box 308
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

 

Peoples State Bank

Peoples State Bank is located in the Village of Eagles Mere and offers 24 Hour ATM service.

Lobby Hours:

  • Monday 10 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Wednesday 10 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 4PM
  • Friday 10 AM –  12 PM & 1 PM – 6 PM
ATM:
  • At branch
  • 24 Hour ATM Service

Information:

  • Phone: 570-525-3223
  • Fax: 570-525-3593
  • Branch is located on Eagles Mere Avenue (Main Street Eagles Mere)
Mailing Address:
Peoples State Bank
PO Box 25
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

Gold Forest Nursery

Located on the mountain road leading up to the center of Eagles Mere is Gold Forest Nursery, where you can purchase lovely trees, shrubs and plants for your home or cottage.

Gold Forest Nursery also offers landscaping services.

Information:

  • Phone: 570-525-3178

Address:

Gold Forest Nursery
Rte 42
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

Eagles Mere Conservancy

 The Conservancy, founded in 1980 to protect the beauty of the area, includes activities which are focused on three areas:

  • Preservation – land acquisition and maintenance, reforestation, hiking and trail maintenance
  • Education – programs for children and adults, periodic communiqués and forums related to environmental concerns
  • Recreation – forest rambles, hikes and educational walks

The Eagles Mere Conservancy Cabin and Nature Trail.

Trail Maps & Trail Guides:

Please click this image to view, print or download the Eagles Mere Conservancy Trail Brochure.

Please click this image to view, print or download the Forest Park Guide.

Information:

Mailing Address:

Eagles Mere Conservancy
P.O. Box 64
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

St. John’s in the Wilderness Episcopal Church

St. Johns in the Wilderness Episcopal Church on Jones Avenue.

Information:

  • Phone: (570) 525-3425

Address:

St. John’s in the Wilderness Episcopal Church
Jones Avenue
Eagles Mere, PA 17731
The Rectory is located on: Geyelin Ave
 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Eagles Mere Avenue.

Information:

  • Phone: (570) 525-3204

Address:

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Eagles Mere Ave
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

Presbyterian Church of Eagles Mere

The Presbyterian Church on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Information:

  • 570-525-3394
  • 2013 Sunday Services are at 10 a.m.

Address:

Presbyterian Church
Pennsylvania Ave
Eagles Mere, PA 17731

Eagles Mere Community Church

The Eagles Mere Community Church on Laporte Avenue.

Information:

  • Phone: (570) 525-3524

Address:

Eagles Mere Community Church
Laporte Avenue
Eagles Mere, PA 17731