Scenery: Ontelaunee Lake (Leesport, PA)

These are a few pictures of Ontelaunee Lake in Leesport, Berks County Pennsylvania. It's a man made lake that was part of a system of lakes created to stop the severe flooding that our county went through during the very devastating 1972 Hurricane Agnes, which affected the eastern parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania and all they way to the Southern Finger Lakes of New York.

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Just by looking at this beautiful scenery, you would never know that this lake is man made. It's surrounded on all sides by beautiful trees and shrubbery. There is also an island which at one time was able to get to through an over land route. Since this lake is used for flooding run off, eventually the island separated from the main land.

There are many people who, even though the roads near by the lake are noisy with traffic, get married there as the back drop of the lake behind them makes for very beautiful wedding pictures. There are also many places to park along the lakeside where charcoal grills are set up with picnic tables close enough for families to have small get togethers there with friends or more family. Even though the lake usually has moving water, it's smoothish surface is perfect for skipping stones across.

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What I think is the best part of Ontelaunee Lake is the beautiful sunsets and sunrises that show through the trees. The pictures that I'm going to submit are of one evening's worth of my husband and daughter fishing at the lake and taking some beautiful pictures of the lake while there.

Source: Info about Agnes (as I was only 4 years old) is from:

By Anne

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