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Welcome to Plains Township!

A lively, blue-collar suburb conveniently situated between Wilkes-Barre and Pittston.

This Town Knows How to Have Fun

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Nights come alive on Plains Township’s east side where people come from all over NEPA and even out of state to try their luck at the Mohegan Sun Casino. While those looking to play it safe may take in a comedy show or dance the night away at one of the nearby nightclubs.

The Wooodlands Inn & Resort is a popular spot for live music, dancing and weddings. And if drinks and dancing is not quite your thing, head up the road to the Game Chateau. Gamers of all types and ages can enjoy hours of popular board games, coffee and snacks.

Quiet, Safe and Friendly

Although Plains has much to offer when it comes to entertainment, dining and shopping, its residential neighborhoods are centrally located and family friendly.

Healthcare & Emergency Services

  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

    Plains Township is home one of the region’s top hospitals. Its convenient location just off Highway 115 makes Geisinger Medical Center a first choice for many resident’s healthcare needs.

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  • Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

    For over 50 years, VAMC Wilkes-Barre has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation.

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  • Plains Township Police Department

    The Police Department consists of 19 full-time, sworn officers. The department and its officers operate under a strict community policing and problem solving philosophy, which keeps them focused on community partnership responsibilities.

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  • Plains Township Fire Department

    The Fire Department employs 13 full-time and 10 part-time firefighters at two station houses. All of the Plains Township firefighters are hazardous materials trained and certified in basic first aid and AED.

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You’re Only Minutes From Everywhere

With Wilkes-Barre and Pittston just five minutes away, you could say that Plains Township residents are right in the middle of it all. Neighborhoods are peaceful, housing is affordable and all of NEPA’s major interstates are close at hand. Life is good in Plains Township.

There's Something for Everyone in Plains Township

And You’re Never Too Far From Nature

 

Further up Wyoming Mountain on Plains Township’s eastern edge, you’ll find the Seven Tubs Nature Area. This popular hiking trail follows the cascading Wheelbarrow Run Stream as it drops into naturally worn waterfalls and tubs. It’s the perfect place for a sunny weekend hike.

Courtney Snyder

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Courtney Snyder

Originally from Williamsport, Courtney is a 2019 Marywood grad. She enjoys discovering the often-overlooked beauty of NEPA, making clean Jeeps dirty, and cuddling with her chunky cat, Marley.

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