What to Do at Promised Land State Park

Courtesy Friends of Delaware State Forest and Promised Land State Park Facebook Page

3,000 acres of land. 50 miles of trails. Two lakes. Nine miles of shoreline. 170 mooring spaces. Promised Land State Park is packed with things to do and places to see no matter the season. When you’re looking for a get-back-to-nature vacation, there’s no better destination than the Pocono Mountains. Play at Promised Land State Park and stay in surroundings that celebrate nature at Ledges Hotel. Perched on rock ledges overlooking Paupack High Falls, Ledges was designed to be in harmony with its environment. Download our free Delaware Highlands Vacation Guide to find all the best sights to see during your Pocono Mountains getaway. 

Served Fresh Daily

Even if you don’t have a lot of time to spend at Promised Land State Park, you can at least have lunch there. Pack up your family and a picnic and head over. Grab a table at the picnic area for free. Space is available on a first come-first serve basis. You can always spread a blanket on the grass and enjoy a relaxing meal while you soak in the surroundings. Make sure you take some time to walk off your lunch and take in some of the local flowers and trees before you have to get back to your day.

a group of four young adults enjoying hiking in the poconos mountainsHit the Trail

If you have a few hours to spend at the park, check out the 50 miles of hiking trails. Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron  bloom in early summer. Grab a a trail map to help you navigate your way and find points of interest. Promised Land State Park has an amazing trail system. Bruce Lake Trail leads to a natural glacial lake. Little Falls Trail offers views of small cascades. Visitors can also take a loop trail around Conservation Island. As always with hiking, keep safety in mind and wear the correct clothing and shoes.

Make Waves

Swimming, boating and fishing are the prime water activities at Promised Land State Park. From late May to mid-September, two sand beaches are open from 8 a.m. to sunset. The Main Beach is located at the picnic area. Pickerel Point Beach is located at the end of Pickerel Point. Boating on Promised Land Lake is always fun. Make sure you bring only electric motors or feel free to take advantage of Promised Land State Park’s boat rental. Rentals are a choice of rowboats, canoes, paddle boats and one or two person kayaks. Bring your rod and reel and head over to Promised Land Lake or Lower Lake and catch some dinner. Largemouth and smallmouth bass, pickerel, muskellunge, yellow perch, sunfish and catfish are all found in the lakes here. Make sure you check with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website before you start casting your line.

Time for R & R

Ledges Hotel in Hawley seamlessly blends a mix of luxury and nature to give you the best night’s sleep. Room options accommodate any size group. Located only 15 miles from the park, it’s the perfect place to rest your body on Comphy Sheets while you make a weekend in nature. Book your room and make time to explore Promised Land State Park.