Friday, May 9, 2014

Historic Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania

On Saturday, Hubby and I drove 28 miles further into the mountains to the tiny resort town of Eagles Mere.  In the 2010 census it had a population of 120 people.

It was founded in by farmers in 1877.  In 1996 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

From the 1880s to the 1940s it was primarily known for it's five large resort hotels stituated around a large lake.  

You can learn all about Eagles Mere history is a little free museum.

You could have anything your heart desired at one of the hotels including any kind of entertainment or recreation.

However, some people preferred to build their own "summer cottages" and most of them are owned today by people who still come up from the cities to enjoy the relative coolness of the mountains and lake during the summertime.

I think I could manage to rough it for a while in one of these cottages.

The "season" hadn't started yet in Eagles Mere, but on the way home we found an antique store crammed full of interesting stuff.

These are the treasures I found on Saturday, but I'm sure I'll be back to shop again!


  1. We really enjoy exploring those old towns. It seems so many of them have managed to hang on to the old street clocks.

  2. What a neat place to visit.
    I like the mannequins and how they are displayed.
    Spring blessings to you!

  3. gah! I'd take one of those lil' ol' "cottages" in a heartbeat!