Fifty years ago, the idyllic community envisioned by Penn Forest resident Josiah W.H. "Cy" Behrens became a reality, known as Bear Creek Lakes.
Following negotiations with Blue Ridge Real Estate Company in 1963, theproperty was purchased and designated to be the site of a lake and development.
Construction of the lake, which covers about 160 acres, was completed within one year and stocked with bass and trout.
The 1,300-acre community, nestled along Route 903 in the Pocono mountains, is now home to approximately 800 residents.