Elk

1624 Chipmunk Road (SR 2038)

Union Dale, PA 18470


Mailing address:

RR 1 Box 423

Thompson PA 18465


Approx 3 miles North of Elk mountain.

In the northwest corner of Herrick Township, PA 18465.

5 miles NW of Uniondale.

41° 46' N, 75° 33' W (approx.)

2000' elevation.

Between Scranton, PA (flight information) and Binghamton, NY (flight information).


Driving Tips

  • Entering our peculiar and recently changed address into your GPS unit may not be easy. If all else fails, we are about 3 miles north of Elk mountain, which has skiing slopes. Northwest of Uniondale.
  • Do not count on using your cell phone to get directions once you are lost in the wilderness.
  • Do not expect to stumble across a gas station or convenience store where you can ask directions.
  • Bring with you the directions below, and either a GPS unit or an annotated map of the immediate area (compliments of the Pennsylvania Game Commission) and a map of Pennsylvania.

From I-81 North:

Exit #211 (Lenox, old exit #64). 92 northwest. Go 7.3 miles.


Pass SR2034 -- see the sign for Bible Camp on the left, going up the hill.


Right on SR2036. 2036 comes in only from the right. Its a Y, going downhill. There is a sign for Camp Tioga and a yellow sign with 1 vertical and 2 horizontal lines.


Go .9 mile. Turn right onto 2038 before the second one-lane bridge. Don't follow the sign for Camp Tioga.


Climb for 1.3 miles. Its the first driveway after the "Schulz" mailbox. There's a rusted barrel at the end of the driveway. Its a small, wood-stained house. You can see part of the pond from the road. Across from a field. If you reach the State Game Lands, you have gone to far. If you start going downhill, you've definitely gone too far.


To get to I-81 North:

From the south (e.g. Philadelphia) -- Take I-476 (the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike) all the way to the end, and you will be on I-81. Ignore all the signs on I-476 about exiting to reach I-81.


From the east (e.g. NYC)

I-80 (or I-84) to I-380N to I-81N @ Scranton. Then follow directions "From I-81N"


OR

  • George Washington Bridge
  • Palisades Parkway (North)
  • Stay on Palisades Parkway
  • Route #6
  • Route #17 West
  • Exit #104 -- Monticello - Racetrack -- Route 17B
  • Take 17B until you cross the river in Callicoon, and enter Pennsylvania
  • Stay on that road until it ends @ 191.
  • Turn Left.
  • Take first Right onto 371
  • Cross 171 -- 371 becomes 374W.
  • Follow 374 for approx 2 miles (past Candlelight Inn) to Dimock Corners (which is just a corner called "Dimock Corners"). Instead of turning Left to stay on 374, turn Right.
  • After about 1 mile, turn Left on the first dirt road which will be labeled "2038."
  • Our house is on the left, about 1 mile from there. Its across from an open field. If you reach the "Schulz" mailbox, you just passed us.


From I-81 South:

In Tyler Corners, exit I-81 and get on 848 southwest toward Gibson. As you enter Gibson, 848 ends, but continue straight (on 547). 2.6 miles from I-81, you will come to a dirt road - there will be a sign for a Florist/Greenhouse. Continue on the dirt road until you pass the Florist/Greenhouse, and come to a paved road. Turn left onto 92. In about .4 mile, take the dirt road on the right -- SR2036 comes in only from the right. Its a Y, going downhill. There's a sign for Camp Tioga and a yellow sign with 1 vertical line and two horizontal lines.


Go .9 mile. Turn right onto 2038 before the second one-lane bridge. Don't follow the sign for Camp Tioga.


Climb for 1.3 miles. Its the first driveway after the "Schulz" mailbox. Its a small, wood-stained house. You can see part of the pond from the road. Across from a field. If you reach the State Game Lands, you have gone to far. If you start going downhill, you've definitely gone too far.


ShortLine Bus/Coach USA has more than daily service from NY's Port Authority to Honesdale/Hawley (Honesdale is closer to our house, but some buses only go as far as Hawley).


Martz Trailways has buses that run from NY's Port Authority to Scranton. They also have buses that run from various street corners in lower Manhattan to other (less convenient) spots in the Poconos.


Jeremy Wood jeremywood.nyc@gmail.com

Katia Schlienger Kschlienger@gmail.com

646-414-1429 NYC home

917-364-8456 cell (Jeremy)

610-389-2756 cell (Katia)


Activities

On our property - swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sailing (sort of), fishing, ice skating, blueberry picking

Penn Cann Speedway -- Dirt track stock car racing every Friday evening in the Spring and Summer. A hoot.

The local 64 mile rail trail. -- biking, running, walking.

Belmont Lake -- owned and maintained by the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. They stock it with fish. Its a quiet place -- no motor-boating is permitted. Swimming is also prohibited.

Old Mill Village -- living history museum

Riverfest


Wayne County Fair

Harford Fair

Artists' Open House Weekend -- October


Steam Town Marathon -- October

Everhart Museum -- natural history, science and fine arts

Endless Mountains Calendar

Thompson Hose Company -- Weekly Bingo, regular breakfasts,

Susquehanna Independent Weekender


Tracy Auctions


Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

Lahey Family Fun Park (great miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages)

Steamtown Historic Site (old trains)


Montage Meltdown (waterpark, Zip line, minature golf)


Nay Aug Park (waterslide, gorge with bridge, treehouse, and trails)

Dorflinger Glass Museum

Pleasant Mount Fish Hatchery

Preparing for your visit

This is a 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,000 SF, 2 story house. Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer. Well water. Septic system. Electric heat. Wood burning stove/fireplace.


Its often a bit cooler than Philly or NYC. Check the local weather forecast if you want, but come prepared for the weather and for some time outdoors. That might mean bringing extra clothes, bathing suit, boots for mucking around.


Food -- This is a rural area. There is no Starbucks or 7-11 on the corner. We try to bring all the food we'll need. There's a regular kitchen and a gas grill. We rarely eat out, but there are local spots; Candle Light Inn (The locals praise the food), Chet's Place (the local pub), Stone Bridge Inn (fancy).


Mosquitoes -- In warm weather, there are mosquitoes etc. We have good repellant, but the best method is to wear (lightweight) clothing with sleeves, socks, etc.


Internet Access -- via Smartphone.


TV -- We have a TV and VCR/DVD player. We don't have cable, satellite TV, or (much) TV reception.


Music -- Bring yoour own.

The area

The house is located in the northeast Pennsylvania; Susquehanna county; the eastern portion of the Endless Mountains, which are geologically distinct from the Poconos. Compared to the Poconos, the Endless Mountains are steeper, further from major east coast cities, and less developed.

Economically, this is not a wealthy area. Farming, logging, quarrying Pennsylvania Bluestone, and tourism are major local industries. Elk mountain is a major economic player, but it is not surrounded by the kind of development one might expect. Hunting is a major local activity here.

Local lodging (Why aren't you staying with us?)

Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant

Wiffy Bog Farm B&B

Chet's Place