Shickshinny is a small town, known as a borough, in Pennsylvania.
Lore has it that the name originally meant "five mountains" or "land of the five mountains" in the local Native American Indian language.
However, in "Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania," published in 1995 by Gateway Press Inc., Baltimore, (and originally published in 1928 in Harrisburg, PA) Dr. George P. Donehoo (p. 202) says the name probably meant "fine stream."
- 140 miles west of Manhattan
- 125 miles north of Philadelphia
- 110 miles east of State College, PA
- 100 miles south of Binghamton, NY
- Beautiful Views From Atop Shickshinny Mountain To see the views, walk up the firetower access road from Shickshinny. To get to the access road, follow these directions. From the intersection of Main Street and Union Street, take West Union Street (PA 239) west. Make a sharp right turn onto Rockview Avenue. Turn left onto Conyngham Street, right onto Nicely Street and left onto Search Avenue.
- The Upstairs Gallery, 3 West Union Street, +1-570-542-4075, presents the work of various local artists and photographers, sells framed historical photos, limited edition prints and posters, and offers a framing service.
- Heller's Orchards offers excellent apples and apple cider. A pretty six-mile drive on Route 239 South along the east bank of the Susquehanna River from Sickshinny through Mocanaqua to Wapwallopen takes you to Heller's.