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Nearby Attractions to Varden Conservation Area

Information about Varden Conservation Area’s nearby attractions is available from the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Varden Conservation Area is located between the small communities of Lake Ariel and South Canaan, which offer a few places to eat and relax.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Greater Honesdale Partnership and the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Varden Conservation Area is close to several state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

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.

Promised Land State Park

The nearly 3,000-acre Promised Land State Park is on the Pocono Plateau, 1,800 feet above sea level.

Popular recreational activities include fishing and boating in two lakes, camping in rustic cabins, hiking trails, orienteering, horseback riding, biking, mountain biking, and swimming.

Prompton State Park

Prompton State Park provides boat launching and picnicking facilities to the 290-acre Prompton Lake, which is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Twenty-six miles of hiking trails surround the lake.

Other popular recreational activities include mountain biking, fishing, hunting, and disc golfing.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 310 is nearby and offers additional recreational opportunities.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

In 1807, Pennsylvania State officials mandated a road be cut through the Moosic Mountains to enable easier travel to the western part of the state. What would become the Route 6 Heritage Corridor was born. By spanning the entire state, the road ties together a unique collection of special places and communities, capturing the spirit of the state’s diversity.