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Day Trip: Promised Land State Park

Go camping overnight or just spend the day at Promised Land State Park in the Poconos

Promised Land State Park

Address: 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown
Admission: Free
Hours: Open daily dawn to dusk

Summary: Promised Land State Park spans about 3,000 acres atop the Pocono Plateau, which rises 1,800 feet above sea level. The park is surrounded by close to 12,500 acres of Pennsylvania's Delaware State Forest. There are two lakes with sandy beaches open mid-May to late September. The 422-acre Promised Land Lake and the 173-acre Lower Lake have five boat launching areas. There's also a concession stand offering both food and boat rentals off Route 390 north of Canadensis. Activities at Promised Land include hiking on 50 miles of trails, biking on 6.5 miles of roads, plus fishing, picnicking and camping. Rustic cabins are available for rent.

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Carl W June 16, 2012 at 06:31 PM
MY SPECIAL PLACE - Sh-h-h-h!! Beach, caones, row boats, no load boats or lifegaurds. Eater @ "Rangers," or for summer-formal, 15 miles north & right to Wallenpaupack. (Promised Land homes strong on Lehigh Valley formers & present). Keep pristine & fun !!! Rte. #33 N, bearing rigt to 80 W, then watch for #380 Hazelton. Get off @ & go to Mt. Pocono. Quick right, bear left @ mass of lights. 191 N. #191 Bethlehem good for up & back, too! Goes through Stroudsburg & Bangor. Enjoy - ONLY tell most decent of friends - great singles & family alike! (Stop @ Pine Grove gifts near Lake. Graet for all kinds memorabilia, & very friendly.
Carl W June 16, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Don't get confused - she meant "Penna. State Forest."
Susan Koomar June 17, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Thanks for the recommendations and directions, Carl! Sorry for the confusion, but Pennsylvania does indeed have a Delaware State Forest probably so named because it is in the Delaware River watershed.

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