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Parks & Lakes
July 17, 2023
Summer Weekend Itinerary – Lake Wallenpaupack

There are a lot of things to do all over NEPA. And we’re here to make accessing all that fun a little bit easier. Whether you’re gathering up the kids for a family-friendly weekend in the Poconos, or catching up with old friends for a Saturday on the town, the DiscoverNEPA Itinerary Series has you covered. You might be amazed at just how much affordable NEPA fun you can squeeze into a day right here in our own backyard.

Soak Up a Sunny Summer Day at the Lake

AsSummer fun in NEPA is all about the staycation. Grab some coffee. Gather your friends and rent a boat for the day. Go tubing. Go cruising. Float carelessly in the cool, clear water. Drop anchor and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun. Let your bangin’ summer playlist provide the soundtrack. Swim ashore and explore a forest trail. Stop for a late lunch and sample a few beers at a local craft brewery. Then, of course, treat yourselves to a little ice cream.

Yeah. We did all that in one day. And you can, too!

From just about anywhere in NEPA, you can get to Lake Wallenpaupack within an hour or two. The region surrounding the lake also features unique small towns like Hawley and Newfoundland. Nearby Promised Land State Park offers miles of trails to explore. And, of course, any number of winding Pocono roads will take you to antique stores, small, family-run shops, cool, little restaurants and the occasional local brewery or two.

Go on a whim or plan ahead. Just be sure to check out our easy, affordable day on the lake. Use our handy itinerary as a guide. And start working on your getaway to gorgeous, relaxing Lake Wallenpaupack today.

An Easy Summer Day at Lake Wallenpaupack
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Cocoon Coffee House


Begin the day with a quick pick-me-up and a light breakfast via this popular coffee shop just outside the iconic Hawley Silk Mill. Take your pick from a wide selection of classic café beverages, unique coffee creations, sweet treats, breakfast sandwiches and more.

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Lake Wallenpaupack


Plan a whole day around this 5,700-acre lake bordering Pike and Wayne counties. Celebrated as one of the most popular all-season vacation destinations in the Poconos, Lake Wallenpaupack offers boating, fishing, camping, hiking, dining and so much more.

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Lighthouse Harbor Marina


Get on the water at Lake Wallenpaupack with a rental from this family-owned and operated marina in Greentown. Spend the day on a spacious pontoon boat, or zip around on a runabout. You can even rent fishing boats, kayaks and paddleboards. Rentals can be booked through Pocono Action Sports, the marina’s on-site boat rental service.

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Wallenpaupack Brewing Company


After working up an appetite on the lake, swing by one of the Pocono Lake Region’s most popular craft breweries. Enjoy an indoor, beer hall vibe or grab a picnic table on their spacious patio. The tap list offers a wide range of brewery-fresh beers and the menu ranges from delicious BBQ, small plates, tacos, burgers and so much more. The brewpub also features kid-friendly yard games and a bar overlooking their impressive brewhouse.

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Shuman Point Natural Area and Hiking Trail


Take in the more peaceful side of the lake with a refreshing hike at this undeveloped, 300-acre natural area featuring a 3.5-mile trail loop. The trail takes you along the lake shore and into the heavily-wooded forest for unmatched views of nature and the occasional glimpse of local wildlife.

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Gresham’s Ice Cream


Bring the day to a close at this go-to stop for frozen treats beside the lake. Enjoy Hershey’s Ice Cream, frozen yogurt, soft serve, sundaes, Dole Whip and many other unique dessert creations. Gresham’s also offers plenty of outdoor seating.

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Make a Whole Weekend Out of It

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Sometimes, one afternoon at the lake just isn’t enough.

While you won’t find an assortment of brand name hotels along the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, there’s certainly no shortage of unique, locally-owned boutique hotels, B&Bs, resorts and short stay rental options. Do your homework. Plan well in advance. And book that perfect weekend getaway at Lake Wallenpaupack.

Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 7/18/22.