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“Charming, But Limited!”

Eagles Mere Historic Village
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Owner description: "The last unspoiled resort". Lake, museum. Specialty shops, lodging, activities.
State College
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Charming, But Limited!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

We did spend part of Father's Day there, and it was a pleasant enough visit, but there is really not much to do - even in the summer. I don't think that the previous reviewers mentioned this, but the very beautiful lake is privately owned by a Lake Association. Unless you have friends in town who are members or you are staying in one of the inns you cannot do much more than stare at the water.
We had an excellent lunch at the picturesque "Sweet Shop" and then browsed the little stores. They were interesting, but the only really remarkable on was the book store. It was amazingly big and well stocked for such a small community (120 year round residents according to the 2010 Census).
We were also pleasantly surprised by the extensive and interesting displays in the museum. All in all they made us a little sad tough. Eagles Mere used to be such a bustling community in the summer with visitors pouring in from Williamsport and other locations.They stayed in 5 big hotels (all gone) or cottages, and there are many pictures of happy events like dances, boat rides, fine dining, train rides, etc. I couldn't help thinking that we would have enjoyed Eagles Mere much more in those "olden days".

Visited June 2012
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“old style homes”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

if you like to see how the ritzi lived drive thru the town and admire all the detail on the nice old houses

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Northern Penna.
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Snobby and boring.”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Not much to do here except for 2 events. The winter bobsled slide, and the summer arts fest.

Visited June 2012
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Benton, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Gifts and Ice Cream”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Nice little shoppes. Museum is very good. Good Ice Cream Shop

Visited June 2012
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Historic Setting”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

the craft show was tops.I bought a beautiful handwmade sweater coat. The yarn was hand spun

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