A lively, blue-collar suburb conveniently situated between Wilkes-Barre and Pittston.
On one side of town, you’ll find farms that have been in operation for centuries and on the other, one of the largest economic districts in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Quiet, safe and friendly residential neighborhoods make up all of the space between.
Land Area: 14.7 Square Miles
School District: Wilkes-Barre Area
Employment / Industry
Several major interstates run directly through Plains Township. With its proximity to Wilkes-Barre, Pittston and Scranton, it has become a favorite location for local and out-of-state businesses.
This Town Knows How to Have Fun
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Popular Thing to Do 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.
About the Photographer
Marywood University / Class of 2019 / MA Communication Arts