3 Spots to Hike this Summer Season

resorts near meWhen you’re not making birdie at Woodloch Springs, indulging in a deep-tissue massage at The Lodge at Woodloch, or soaking in one of our refreshing pools, perhaps a nearby hiking trip will awake the adventurer deep inside. There are a microscopic amount of reasons to leave the grounds at Woodloch Resort. The serene surrounding nature is one reason. Check out these three hiking locales on your next trip to the premiere Poconos resort.

Bushkill Falls

Bushkill Falls is “the Niagara of Pennsylvania.” Bushkill’s incredible onsite hiking trails are what set it apart from most North American waterfalls. With four paths to choose from, hiking enthusiasts of all ages can experience this marvelous park. There are six waterfalls, all of which are visible from the Red Trail. This trek takes 2 ½ hours to finish so double-knot your hiking boots and bring plenty of water. The Main Falls on Little Bushkill Creek rushes with authority, but you can walk into Pond Run Creek and get a picture next to Bridal Veil Falls and Bridesmaid’s Falls. If you’re going to pick one area hiking locale, Bushkill Falls is the choice.

Promised Land State Park

Deep inside the Delaware State Forest, you will find the Promised Land. This natural paradise, sitting at 1,800 feet above sea level, is home to some of the best hiking trails in Pennsylvania. Conservation Island Trail is a must at Promised Land State Park. Take the loop around the island in the middle of Promised Land Lake to experience the park panoramically. Little Falls Trail is home to a small but stunning waterfall deep in the forest. Rock Oak Trail is for avid hikers looking for a half-day trip through marvelously tall red oaks.

Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary

Check out Dorflinger for a beautiful change of pace. Also home to the fascinating Dorflinger Glass Museum and the Wildflower Music Festival, this unique estate has nearly 600 acres of preserved wildlife and pristine hiking trails. Running Deer Trail has unobstructed views of the tranquil Suydam Pond, while Blue Heron Trail circles the aptly-named Trout Lake. There are over four miles of paths, and each one is beginner-friendly.

When your hiking trip is complete, head back to your comfortable Deluxe Lakeview accommodation for a refreshing beverage on your private porch. Then swing over to The TREE Restaurant & Bar before the kitchen closes. Savor a three-course meal and a glass of award-winning regional wine under elegant chandeliers. Woodloch eagerly awaits your arrival!

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