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The Stream of Swift and Slow Water
A man-made lake built in 1926, Lake Wallenpaupack covers 5,700 acres and 13 miles in length with 52-miles of uninterrupted shoreline. It is located near Hawley in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Lenape Indians named the area “Wallenpaupack” which means “The Stream of Swift and Slow Water.” The Wallenpaupack Creek is the primary inflow while the Lackawaxen River is the primary outflow.
The glistening waters and sandy shores of Lake Wallenpaupack attract people from all over the county to this serene area. The lake has six public recreation areas and offers a variety of water activities including boating, swimming, and fishing access. Lake fish include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, rainbow and brown trout, catfish and yellow perch. Outfitters offer kayaks, water skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding, jet skies or boats to help you make the most of your experience. The lakes wooded shoreline provides opportunities for hiking and viewing wildlife.
History buffs can visit the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center to learn about the area’s early days or the Hawley Silk Mill, which operated a Mill from 1880 to 1956. It ‘s the largest bluestone building in the world and is open to the public with gift shops, a salon, a fitness center, a performing arts venue, coffee house and more.
Play the day away and then rest and relax in a nearby Bed and Breakfast.