White Haven, Pennsylvania
View homes and properties for sale in White Haven! Located along the Lehigh River, White Haven is part of the Crestwood School District.
This quaint community at the entrance of the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania is just 17 miles south of Wilkes-Barre and is rich in both history and attractions. The first settler to the area was one John Lines, who came from Hanover Township in 1824. The town was named after Josiah White, an early prominent figure during canal building. White was the co-owner of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company and built the “bear trap” locks in the Lehigh River. These locks made the river navigable for the transportation of coal from White’s mines near Summit Hill. The canal opened in 1835.
The principle business in White Haven was lumber. The hills surrounding the Lehigh River were thick with White pine and hemlock trees. John Lines built the first sawmill and the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company built the second. In only a short amount of time, White Haven became one of the busiest lumber depots in Pennsylvania.
Today, White Haven is a beautiful place to live with plenty of real estate opportunities and attraction to keep everyone busy. As part of the North Region of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the area’s history, nature, and recreation activities.
If you love the outdoors, you’ll love living in White Haven! Hickory Run State Park is a 15,990-acre park in the Western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. Hickory Run offers over 40 miles of hiking trails, 3 state park natural areas, miles of trout stream, and Boulder Field, a National Natural Landmark. The Francis E. Walter Dam also offers are for picnicking, hiking, fishing, boating, and hunting. Whitewater rafting is also an incredibly popular attraction for those feeling adventurous.