One of the most incredible things to experience in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania is Lake Wallenpaupack, a man-made lake built in 1926 that provides non-stop recreation opportunities throughout the year. It’s also the perfect setting for doing absolutely nothing, making it the perfect getaway destination for those who crave adventure, relaxation or both! As you plan your Lake Wallenpaupack vacation, we invite you to stay with us at Silver Birches, a resort that sits on 700 feet of shoreline on this 5,700-acre great lake. Incredible accommodations, a great restaurant, access to countless things to do and see, and our gorgeous sunsets await!
Things to Do on Your Lake Wallenpaupack Vacation
The list of things to do on Lake Wallenpaupack is nearly endless. Year-round outdoor activities include fishing, boating, and hiking on lakeside trails. Summertime is perfect for jet skiing, swimming, parasailing, paddleboarding, jet skiing, and more! You won’t want to miss the gorgeous fall foliage that surrounds the lake each autumn and you’ll find that winter is quite serene and offers opportunities for ice fishing and ice skating right off our property! Not far from the resort are plenty of other options for seasonal outdoor fun ranging from hiking and biking to skiing and snowshoeing!
A must: Sink into one of our Adirondack chairs and watch the sunset from your lakeside retreat! On chilly nights, enjoy the warmth of the Inn’s three gas fire pits.
Festivals, concerts, and community events offer an opportunity for you to experience a different side of Lake Wallenpaupack. A few of our favorites include:
Wally Lake Fest – One of the top events on Lake Wallenpaupack is Wally Lake Fest. Held each August, Wally Lake Fest offers nonstop fun and adventure as locals and visitors celebrate summer during events held at locations around town. In the past, the festival fun has included SUP yoga demonstrations on the lake, Hawley Farmer’s Market at Bingham Park, a Luau at Silver Birches’ Pub, Jazz on the Deck at The Settlers Inn and a Lakeside Beach Bash.
Hawley Harvest Hoedown – Held each October, the Hawley Harvest Hoedown is a fun way to kick off fall. Browse the handmade items displayed by local craft vendors and delight your taste buds with a treat from one of the food vendors. There is a farmers market, petting zoo, a pumpkin carving demonstration and plenty of live music for you enjoy. Don’t miss the main event, a bluegrass and folk concert, which takes place in the evening and is usually held at Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill. Multiple bands play at the concert ensuring an incredible time!
Hawley WinterFest – December’s Hawley WinterFest began as a way to showcase the town’s many beautiful Victorian homes as well as a reminder to appreciate the simpler things in life during the holiday season. WinterFest has grown into a large community event that involves Christmas carols, gingerbread house decorating, holiday home tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more.
Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament – This annual wintertime event includes 9 holes of golf played on two tree-lined courses, a wacky hat contest, and a craziest sled contest. Held right here at Silver Birches Resort each January, the Ice Tee Golf Tournament is one event you don’t want to miss!
Stay at Silver Birches During Your Lake Wallenpaupack Vacation
Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway, Silver Birches offers an array of accommodations from which to choose. Spend a weekend for two in a beautiful room or suite at the inn or opt to stay in one of the cottages or houses with friends and family. Depending on the accommodations you select, you can relax on your private porch or deck or snuggle up by the fire. No matter which room you stay in, you’ll be able to enjoy a host of amenities at the resort ranging from fine linens to delicious meals at our restaurant, an array of Lake Wallenpaupack activities, and much more.
Originally built in 1928 and previously known as Ehrhardt’s Waterfront, Silver Birches is in the process of being restored to its original architectural style. All building exteriors at Silver Birches will reflect an updated color palette featuring vintage colors of pale gray and white to unify the resort’s aesthetic. All exteriors and trim will be repainted, and new fencing, rails, and roofs will be installed.
Interiors will focus on a vintage theme. Antique quilts and fabrics will be added to the decor in a style complementary to a lakeside cottage retreat. A significant investment has been made on in-room amenities, including Keurigs, an extensive product line of soaps and shampoos, upgraded linens, mattresses, and furniture.
For more information on planning your Lake Wallenpaupack vacation, whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family reunion, explore our brand new website and download a copy of our free Vacation Guide.