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5 Things to do at Lake Wallenpaupack

things to do at Lake WallenpaupackLake Wallenpaupack is Pennsylvania’s third largest lake.  The area is a popular destination for visitors traveling to the area because of its 13 miles of beautiful shoreline and abundance of outdoor recreation.  From sailing and paddleboarding to simply enjoying the views from the many trails, there are plenty of things to do at Lake Wallenpaupack year round.

Whether you own your own boat or simply love being on the lake, check out the Lake Wallenpaupack Yacht Club.  There is no need to own a boat to be a member but boat slips are available to members.  The Yacht Club has a large clubhouse with a dining room, dance floor and lounge and an outdoor picnic and beach area.  Dinner and dancing are offered on Saturday nights and social events are scheduled throughout the year.  The Yacht Club is a great way to meet friends and neighbors in the community.

For hiking around the lake, check out the Wallenpaupack Lake Trail and Shuman Point.  The Lake Trail is a level, 1.8 mile trail perfect for walking.  The trail joins the Wallenpaupack Creek Trail at the Environmental Learning Center.  The trail is open from sunrise to sunset is a great spot for bird watching and picnicking.  No animals are allowed on the trail.  Shuman Point is a 250 acre natural area perfect for viewing the lake scenery and a variety of trees.  Wildlife around the area includes white-tailed deer and black bears.  Shuman Point is a 3.5 mile loop of hiking trails and one of the last undeveloped areas around Lake Wallenpaupack.

To learn more about the lake region, the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center is a great resource.  The center features a science lab, auditorium, library, and meeting rooms.  Environmental programs in the areas of birds, wetlands, fishing and flowers are offered to the public year round.  Visitors to the center can view exhibits, artifacts and old photographs.

For a new adventure, check out paddle boarding on Lake Wallenpaupack.  Paddle boarding is not only a great workout but also a peaceful way to take in the views of the lake.  Paddleboards can be rented from Pocono Action Sports when they open up this May.  Because the weekends become very busy with boat traffic, the middle of the week is an ideal time to be on the lake.  Paddle boarding is not only fun but can be done at your own pace.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to sail, Pocono School of Sailing can help you mark that item off your bucket list.  Pocono School of Sailing is an American Sailing Association Certified Facility.  Lessons are performed by ASA certified instructors and US Coast Guard licensed captains.  Group and private lessons are offered in the areas of small boat sailing, Keelboat sailing, basic coastal cruising and coastal navigation.

When you find yourself traveling to the Lake Wallenpaupack region, be sure to enjoy a stay with us here at The Settlers Inn in Hawley, Pennsylvania.  We are just the place to kick up your feet after a long day out on the lake.  There are 23 beautiful guest rooms each unique in their own way.  We have an award-winning restaurant on site and many common areas around the property to relax.  We would love to host you on your next getaway.  For reservations, please call 570-226-2993.

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