For years, Lake Wallenpaupack has been the place to be for the annual 4th of July fireworks show. The Lake Wallenpaupack fireworks are an amazing sight to behold. After a day spent in the summer sun with food, family and friends, it’s the perfect way to end this patriotic holiday. The fireworks show begins around 9:15pm and are shot from an area near Wallenpaupack High School. Load up the whole family, bring your friends and settle in for a fantastic light display in the night sky this upcoming Independence Day.
Sponsors for this event in years past have been the Lighthouse Harbor Marina and Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce. Other businesses that have made this event possible are Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, The Boathouse Restaurant, Sterling Marina, The Dime Bank, The Wayne County Commissioners and many, many more. Because of the financial commitment from area businesses and donations from residents, the show is able to be put on each year. The fireworks show is so grand that it draws a large crowd to the area campgrounds, restaurants, and marinas. Since Lake Wallenpaupack is the 3rd largest lake in Pennsylvania, there are plenty of opportunities for water recreation in the summertime. Visitors to the area enjoy boating, fishing and swimming and what better day to enjoy these activities than the 4th of July.
There are a few places to watch the fireworks on the 4th. Parking is available in the high school lot and opens at 7:00pm. The bleachers at the high school are also a popular spot for viewing the show. Many visitors will also watch from their boats for an up close viewing spot. Local stations participate and play patriotic music to accompany the show. To view the fireworks right on Lake Wallenpaupack, consider a cruise on a Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour. Nighttime rides start at 8:00pm and include a short ride around the lake and then will dock for guests to watch the fireworks. Tickets for this ride sell out quickly so be sure to purchase early. Tickets go on sale on June 1st.
If you plan on spending the 4th of July holiday in Hawley, traditional activities will be held throughout the town. The farmer’s market, shopping in downtown, the annual 4th of July parade and, of course, the fireworks are just a few of the fun activities to partake in around Hawley. When you’re visiting to enjoy all of the holiday festivities, we would love to have you stay with us here at The Settlers Inn on this summer weekend. This historic Pocono Mountain hotel boasts 23 beautiful and spacious guest suites each unique in their offerings. During the summer months, there are decks and gardens to stroll on the property and enjoy. The Settlers Inn also has an award winning farm to table restaurant on site for a delicious meal at the end of a long day out and about around town. Rooms book quickly so be sure to get your reservation in early. We are happy to help you secure the perfect room. Give us a call at 570-226-2993.
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