Lake Harmony, PA

Kidder Township, Carbon County, PA

Lake Harmony in Pennsylvania is a small community, 2010 census counted only 718 residents. Many homes on the 2.5 miles shores are pretty costly: $500,000; and a few new homes are gearing toward AirBnB, as it’s only 108 miles from Grand Central station in New York.

The namesake lake is “originally known as Big Pond, Lake Harmony is a natural glacial lake with a dam. The two and a half mile long lake is privately owned by Lake Harmony Estates. Unlike its sister lake, Big Boulder Lake, power boats are allowed on Lake Harmony with plenty of boating, water skiing, and jet skiing.

The lake is shallow and the water is very clear. Can’t image the motorboats here.

Although many homes on Lake Drive (toward north) are grand but they are separate from the shore by the street – Lake Drive. Therefore, ‘private property‘ sign is seen every step of the way. My friend said, it’s necessary because in the summer, here is crazily busy, filled with vacationing families.

The house we stayed on South Lake Drive has a dock. It’s a few houses east of Split Rock Resort. Although weather is cloudy but it’s warm. The lake by the house is slightly frozen, which made kayaking impossible. But on New Year Day, the ice thaw a little, so I got to kayak.

A house w/a vu, on S Lake Drive


The trail on Lake Drive, northwest part of the lake where houses are separate from the shore by the street.

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