Nature June 19, 2017
The Underrated Pennsylvania Lake That’s Perfect For A Summer Day
Let your feet sink into the warm sand before jumping into the cool water of the shimmering lake, where you can swim, kayak, canoe, or simply lazily float on an inner tube. Create magical summer memories with a trip to this underrated lake in Pennsylvania that promises something for everyone.
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Spanning 3,000 mountainous acres, Promised Land State Park, hugged by thousands of tree-filled acres of the Delaware State Forest, boasts two lakes, including Promised Land Lake.
Find the perfect spot on the warm sand - to lie your favorite beach towel or to open a cozy beach chair - on one of the two beaches leading into the cool water of Promised Land Lake.
Pack a picnic lunch to nibble on in between napping on the sand and playing in the water. The beach also features a refreshment stand with snacks and drinks, boat rentals, and bathrooms.
Rent a canoe or a kayak and begin exploring the picturesque 422 acre Promised Land Lake. Slip your boat into the water from one of five boat launches.
Boat rentals are available by the hour, the day, overnight, or by the week.
Or, spend a leisurely few hours fishing.
Keep your smartphone or camera nearby so you can snap photos of the majestic wildlife that inhabits the sprawling state park. Watch for bald eagles as they swoop over the water and...
Foxes peering out from the trees.
Admire the rush of water from the spillway of the dam into which the water from Promised Land Lake flows.
Embark on a leisurely hike, before returning to cool off in the lake, along one of 50 miles of trails that crisscross the park. Follow Little Falls Trail, for example, to discover breathtaking waterfalls.
Spend the night - or longer - at the campground, which boasts both rustic (pitch a tent) spots, full hookups for RVs, and modern camping cottages.
Pitch a tent and spend the night or before you go home at the end of the day, stop for a moment to watch nature's most spectacular show as the sun sets behind Promised Land Lake.
Promised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake Road
Greentown, PA 18426
Click here for more information.
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