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Pike & Wayne County: Wallenpaupack, Lake Ariel, Lackawaxen & Beyond

By Karen E. Rice | Agent in Lake Ariel, PA

Tink Wig Welcomes You Home

Pike County is a woodsy part of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Visitors will see winding roads curving through beautiful forests, punctuated by beautiful rocks and boulders, wildflowers, and the ever present wildlife.  Autumn is especially beautiful in Pike County; the variety of deciduous trees in the area makes it a saturated and colorful work of art from late September through October.
Tink Wig Lake
A pleasant homeowner community, (or development) in Pike County is Tink Wig Mountain Lake Estates, located 5 miles east of Hawley.  Part of the Wallenpaupack School District, this Lacawaxen Township community is affordable and offers homeowners privacy, thanks to the larger lots.

Most of the lots in Tink Wig are at least an acre in size. This is perfect for those who want to have a little breathing room between neighbor's homes! 

Because there is not an excess of amenities, it is one of the best deals going for homeowners on a budget; dues are low compared to other lake communities with pools. 

Association dues are currently less than $500 per year (as of 2014; subject to change).  For that small amount, homeowners have a community pool, a clubhouse complete with snack bar and some games, a basketball court, a small children's playground, trash removal, and a fishing lake that is just the right size for paddling a canoe or kayak, or taking a ride in a rowboat.  The lake is non-motorboat; no gas-powered motors allowed.

Tink Wig Clubhouse

Tink Wig Community Pool

Though I have lived here all my life, and spent many days as a young child riding my bike and quad around the area, I never did learn the reason this place is called "Tink Wig." 

Years ago, there used to be a bar and grille nearby known as the Tink Wig Casino (which, interestingly enough, didn't any gaming tables or slot machines that I know of, though I was a young 'un at the time...and it burned down while I was in elementary school.) Supposedly the homeowner association took its name from the casino...but...why? Things that make you go hmmmm.

 Here is a link to the Tink Wig Association Website - which provides some good info and a little history - but no real, satisfying answer as to where the mysterious and unique name originally came from.

If you want to SELL your Tink Wig home, contact me, Karen Rice, for a true market analysis and custom marketing plan. An experienced REALTOR, I will give you an accurate picture of how to best price your Tink Wig home in order to sell for full market value in a reasonable time frame.  

Visit my Northeast PA Real Estate Site for Home Sellers, or call me at the office, 800-440-8070 ex 35.  Agent Direct: 570-647-5170.

Tink Wig Homes for Sale

There are a variety of homes for sale in Tink Wig. See the current list of Tink Wig Homes for Sale here.

Interested in building a new home? View Tink Wig building lots & vacant land for sale here.

Visit my Pike and Wayne County PA Real Estate Website here.


By Lauren Bianco,  Tue Apr 26 2011, 18:28
I love this post and you've inspired me to write one for Indian Rocks which I will post shortly. Thanks Karen!!
By Karen E. Rice,  Tue Apr 26 2011, 18:32
Glad to be an inspiration Lauren! You go girl! :D
By Jolie Muss,  Tue Nov 1 2011, 04:08
Looks very nice, I like that there are no gas powered motor boats. How far from Manhattan, NY?
By Karen E. Rice,  Mon Jan 27 2014, 18:08
Jolie, sorry to have missed your comment. It's a little over 2 hours - give or take.
By Sharon Paxson,  Sat Feb 22 2014, 10:40
This is a great post and love the description and photos. The association looks very nice also. I am sure your consumers appreciate this info.
By Karen E. Rice,  Sat Feb 22 2014, 13:31
Thank you Sharon! It is a nice low key place. :)
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