Wallenpaupack, which means “Stream of Swift and Slow Water”, was named by the Lenape Indians long before Lake Wallenpaupack was dammed in 1926 for hydroelectric purposes. It is now a peaceful area of recreation with a plethora of wildlife.
Holiday cabins on Lake Wallenpaupack are a great base for enjoying the serenity and beauty of northeast Pennsylvania. The lake is 13 miles long, 60 feet deep at its maximum and has 52 miles of shoreline and beaches. This centre of recreation provides boating, kayaking, swimming and fishing in the summertime. Expect to catch smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, pickerel, all types of trout and yellow perch. The wooded shoreline is ideal for hiking, bird watching and viewing wildlife and the towpath offers great cycling. In winter, when the lake freezes over, it is popular for ice skating and ice fishing. The surrounding mountains are ideal for skiing, tubing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.
There are a number of quaint historical towns within easy reach of Lake Wallenpaupack holiday rentals and log cabins. Hawley is a real treasure-trove for antique hunters with many antique shops and restaurants. The highlight is the Wally Lake Fest in August when visitors can enjoy the open market fair at Lake Wallenpaupack Visitor Centre, fly a kite in Palmyra Township Beach and view the boat parade on the lake. The Country Club at Woodloch Springs is ideal for golfers with one of the best 18-hole public championship courses in the state. Ledgedale near Greentown is ideal as a starting point for hikes and the Ledgedale Natural Area trails follow old logging roads.
Holiday cabins on Lake Wallenpaupack have hot summer days reaching an average 86°F (30°C) in July. In winter the temperatures drop to well below freezing from December to late February with plenty of snowfall for winter sports. Spring and fall are pleasant times to visit this lovely area.
The nearest domestic airport to holiday rentals in Lake Wallenpaupack is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International (AVP) Airport which is about 33 miles from the lake. Although it no longer offers international flights, it has regular flights from Atlanta and Detroit with Delta; Newark and Chicago with United Express, and Charlotte and Philadelphia with US Airways. International visitors should book flights to Newark Liberty International (EWR) Airport in New Jersey. It is 102 miles away and is easy to pick up a hire car and drive to along the I-80/US-6 west or get a connecting flight to Scranton.