Experience Ice Harvesting of Yesteryear

Unfortunately, this year’s Tobyhanna Millpond #1 Annual Ice Harvest is cancelled due to a lack of ice on the pond. But… do join in for a morning thru afternoon of fun, history and community in keeping the ice industry alive. Historic ice cutting tools and equipment will be demonstrated. Learn more about the many lakes of the Poconos used in harvesting ice in the early 1900s. The event gets underway at 9:00am. The icehouse is located on Tobyhanna Millpond #1 at 2017 Lakeside Drive in Tobyhanna. Come experience a bit of history in The Poconos. Call (570) 894-8205 for more info.

And, before or after, stop by VFW Post 509, located at 1917 Goodwin Street in Tobyhanna. They will be serving breakfast from 7 to 11am.

Check out the nearby Coolbaugh Township Historical Association Museum at the Wills Mansion. See ice harvesting tools and memorabilia, and tour the historic mansion with displays of local history. The Wills Mansion is located at the Coolbaugh Township Municipal Complex at 5590 Memorial Drive and is open from 10am to 2pm.

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