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The borough gets its name from a derivative of an Algonquian word, the meaning of which is up to debate. One story says it means “Three-Cornered Lake” or “Triangular Lake,” while another suggests “people of the north.”
One of the highlights to Nuangola is Lake Nuangola, a large, heart-shape lake carved from a glacier. It is a spring-fed body of water with beautiful views of the nearby hills of northeastern Pennsylvania. The lake provides a number of recreational activities for the community, including fishing, boating, paddling, bird watching, and wildlife viewing. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, sauger, walleye, and catfish are some of the lake’s fish population.
A cranberry bog is also central to the borough.
The Grove Theater (or the Nuangola Playhouse) at Lake Nuangola was a popular summer stock theater from 1934 to 1959. Actor Kirk Douglas made his acting debut at the Grove in 1941 before moving to NYC. In the 1950s, the Diocese of Scranton purchased the theater and converted it into St. Ann’s Church. The Grove was restored in April 2001 and is currently the center for community and arts.
Nuangola is within easy access to interstate 81 for travelling both north and south. The city of Wilkes-Barre is only a 20-minute drive away where additional shopping, restaurants, and recreation activities are also available.