Hiking, Boating, Golfing and Family Time in the Pocono Mountains

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Interested in hiking, boating, golfing and family time in the Pocono Mountains? Look no further! Lake Wallenpaupack and the Lake Region of northeastern Pennsylvania is full of outdoor attractions that allow visitors and locals to soak in the year-round natural beauty. Here's some of the activities I like to do throughout the year with my family. This is by no means exhaustive... just a sampling of what the Pocono Mountains has to offer!

Outdoor Activities & Attractions

Boating: Lake Wallenpaupack is a popular spot for sailing, motor boating, water-skiing, and jet-skiing. You can spend the day renting your own boat or taking an hour long tour.

Wallenpaupack Boat Rental Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour

Canoeing & Kayaking:

Kayak Rentals 

  • Wallenpaupack Boat Rentals (Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle Boards): 570-226-3293. www.wallenpaupackboatrentals.com
  • Promised Land State Park offers canoeing and kayaking- it is a very peaceful lake without motorboat traffic.
  • Delaware River is a favorite for canoeing, kayaking, as well as rafting and tubing.

  Promised Land State Park


Family Activities: there are so many options for family activities in the Lake Wallenpaupack area. My kids LOVE Costa's Family Fun Park and Claws & Paws.

Costa's Family Fun Park Costa's Family Fun Park Claws & Paws
  • Costa’s Family Fun Park: Miniature Golf, Go Carts, Batting Cages, Driving Range, Bumper Boats, Arcade (Open: mid-April – mid-October). Located 4 miles from Lake Wallenpaupack. 570-226-8585. www.costasfamilyfunpark.com
  • Claws N Paws: Wild Animal Park – Get close to over 120 kinds of exotic animals. See black leopards, wolves, big cats, bears, monkeys, birds, rare white tigers & more. Hand-feed the giraffe, lory parrots and petting zoo critters. (Open: May – October). Located 7-10 miles away from the town of Hawley. 570-698-6154. www.clawsnpaws.com.

Golf: whether your a golf enthusiast or just like to go out and hit a few, there are a number of golf options in the Lake Wallenpaupack area! Woodloch Springs

  • Paupack Hills. Route 507. 857-0251. www.paupackhills.com
  • Woodloch Springs Golf & Country Club. 570- 685-8102. www.woodloch.com
  • Cricket Hill Golf Club – 18 holes par 70 - 1-800-892-8605
  • Skytop Lodge Golf Course – 18 holes par 72 ~ 18 miles on Route 390. 1-800-345-7759
  • Costa’s Family Fun Park – Driving Range ~ www.costasfamilyfunpark.com

Waterfalls - this is one of our favorite family activities! We love heading to the falls and just enjoying nature. Pack a lunch, you will have the best day. 


Raymondskill Falls Shohola Falls  


  • Bushkill Falls – “The Niagara of Pennsylvania” – Eight waterfalls, Native American and Pennsylvania Wildlife Exhibits, free picnic area w/grill, fishing, boating and miniature golf. (Open: April – October). www.visitbushkillfalls.com  
  • Shohola Falls: 12 miles East on Route 6. Open year around. No guide.
  • Raymondskill Falls: Milford, PA

Hiking, Boating, Golfing and Family Time in the Pocono Mountains is amazing. I am so glad I get to call the Poconos home! I hope you enjoyed this post and if you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me.

If you would like to call the Lake Wallenpaupack Region "home" - I would be happy to find you your dream home!



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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Nice post on a very beautiful area. Have a great week. 

Jan 13, 2014 07:35 AM #1
Bridget Gelderman
Hawley, PA
MBA, Assoc Broker, Lake Wallenpaupack & Poconos

Thank you Alan! I love living here. Have a great week as well!!

Jan 13, 2014 07:38 AM #2
Lottie Kendall
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Very nice write up about your area, Bridget. Learning about various areas of our country, and what makes each place special, is one of the joys of Active Rain. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jan 13, 2014 01:33 PM #3
Jill Winchel
Royal Shell Real Estate - Koffman & Associates - Cape Coral, FL
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Great list of things to do in Pocono Mountains. I would love to be kayaking on a lake in the Promised Land State Park right now. Your pictures tell the story so well.

Jan 14, 2014 09:34 PM #4
Bridget Gelderman
Hawley, PA
MBA, Assoc Broker, Lake Wallenpaupack & Poconos

Thank you Jill & Lottie! Glad you enjoyed the post.

Jan 15, 2014 07:35 AM #5
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