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Nearby Attractions to Promised Land State Park

Information about Promised Land State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau.

Explore the Area

The closest community to Promised Land State Park is Greentown. Further afield is the village of Gouldsboro, named for Jay Gould, one of the 10 richest Americans of all time. The area around the park is very popular for hunters and naturalists. The nearby community of Tobyhanna’s name comes from an American Indian word for “a stream whose banks are fringed with alder.”

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Chamber of the Northern Poconos.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Promised Land State Park is close to several state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Gouldsboro State Park

The 2,800-acre Gouldsboro State Park features the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake, which is incredibly popular for fishing and boating.
Other popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and swimming.

The Gouldsboro Lake offers a smoke-free beach, and is a warmwater fishery with common species being bass, pickerel, yellow perch, catfish, sunfish, walleye, and crappie.

Tobyhanna State Park

The 5,440-acre Tobyhanna State Park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. Popular activities on the lake include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. The park also offers camping, organized group tenting, hunting, hiking, and mountain biking.

Big Pocono State Park

The 1,306-acre Big Pocono State Park is in Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park consists of rugged terrain on the summit and slopes of Camelback Mountain and features scenic views of three states.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, hunting, downhill skiing, and wildlife watching.

Archbald Pothole State Park

The 150-acre Archbald Pothole State Park is in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago.

The park is popular for hiking and hunting.

Delaware State Forest

The 83,519-acre Delaware State Forest is named for the Delaware River. The forest is characteristic of the Pocono region, with remote glacial lakes and bogs rich with plants, wildlife, and scenic beauty.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

There are several other nearby outdoor spaces and natural places near Promised Land State Park:

  • Promised Land State Park serves as the headquarters for Varden Conservation Area. The conservation area is about 25 miles northwest of Promised Land in Wayne County on PA 296, between Waymart and Hamlin, Pennsylvania. The 444-acre conservation area was a donation from veterinarian, Dr. Mead Shaffer. There are more than seven miles of trails that navigate through old farm fields, forests, tree plantations, and nearby wetlands.
  • The 2,845-acre Bruce Lake Natural Area contains two lakes, wetlands, and unique plants. Bruce Lake is a natural glacier lake.
  • The small Pine Lake Natural Area has a 10-acre glacial bog.
  • The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is comprised of 70,000 acres of the Delaware River shoreline in Pa. and N.J. This area offers canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, wildlife watching, waterfalls, and historic areas. Visitors can see Dingmans Falls, Zane’s Grey Home, Roebling Bridge, and the Appalachian trail.
  • The 5,700-acre Lake Wallenpaupack is owned by PPL and is open to public fishing and boating. The lake contains many species of warmwater fish in addition to trout. The lake is 25 minutes north of the park. For additional information about Lake Wallenpaupack, call 877-PPL-LAKE (877-775-5253)