Port Clinton is a beautiful borough of Schuylkill County in the wild heart of Pennsylvania. Situated among the picturesque rolling hills, Port Clinton Borough has a population just under 300 residents, and boasts a very long, rich history. Lenhard Rishel founded the town in 1829 after being granted the land by the state of Pennsylvania in 1816. Port Clinton became integrally connected to the railroad in the year of its founding. Today Port Clinton is a thriving community connected to coal mining, and helped by the Schuylkill canal that passes through it. The area is dotted with farms, towns, and woodlands, creating a unique patchwork that adds to the beauty and charm of the area. Neighboring towns include Orwigsburg, Allentown, Poconos, Hershey, and Harrisburg. Additionally, a short two-hour drive can take you to New York City and Philadelphia if you wish to visit the big city.
In addition to a great location with remarkable neighbors, Port Clinton Borough also boasts numerous points of interest. For example, the famous Port Clinton Hotel served as a stopover for many important people throughout its history and remains a popular resting area for those hiking the Appalachian Trail. The town has several unique shops and boutiques, and like every town in the area, also boasts one-of-a-kind dining opportunities. The area's greatest attraction, however, is its undeniable natural beauty. Among its many beautiful natural features, Hawk Mountain is one of the most well-known. However the area encompassing and surrounding Port Clinton also has numerous marshes and lakes of great beauty. Some lakes in the area are stocked with game fish, and allow for boating, water-skiing, and swimming. In the winter time, skiing is popular on the nearby slopes. Additionally, the area is home to over two hundred species of birds including bald eagles, egrets, osprey, and over twenty kinds of ducks, making it a bird-watcher's paradise. A number of hiking trails, several campgrounds, and multiple state parks afford Port Clinton residents abundant opportunities to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation. Providing all that is needed for such outdoor adventures, a large Cabela's is located only just one mile from Port Clinton. The area surrounding Port Clinton Borough is also home to some of the oldest breweries in the United States and five wineries. Other points of interest include an art gallery, theater, symphony, and two museums, along with multiple annual fairs and cultural festivals. Travel to and from these wonderful sites are easy due to the many thoroughfares that criss-cross the county.
In addition to its prime location and beautiful natural sites, Port Clinton Borough also has some excellent deals on real estate. Homes for sale in Port Clinton vary in age, size, architectural style and location. Depending upon these variable the prices also vary. However, the price range of homes for sale in Port Clinton is broad with homes starting around $50,000 to $65,000. You can find a home with one, two and three bedroom homes, with one or multiple bathrooms, single-car and larger garages and 840 or more square feet of living space. Lots also vary in size, starting around 5,000 square feet. With a broad price range and homes of various sizes and styles, Port Clinton Borough is a great place to buy a home in Schuylkill County, regardless of budget or personal tastes.
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