Over the last few years I have spent numerous hours boating on Lake Wallenpaupack but oddly, I never watched a sunset from the lake itself. The Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat tour was not a sunset tour, but boarding the pontoon boat at 7pm (in late August) set the stage for a sunset on the water.
The 50 minute tour takes its passengers across just a few miles of the 13 mile long lake and details its history. The first stop, the PP&L (Pennsylvania Power and Lighting) hydroelectric dam, is the very reason the lake itself was created in the 1920s. The tour also guides you along and describes the oldest houses on the lake (including an original boat house), a few multimillion dollar homes, one of the four islands on the lake, and a nature preserve with a popular 3-mile hiking trail called, Shuman Point. Also, if you are lucky you might even see a bald eagle soar across the sky.
Although the history and story of the lake proved interesting, the real joy was just being out on the lake itself. The heat of the day subsided as a subtle gentle breeze created a cooler, crisp evening. In the sky, the colors changed from glimpses of gold through the clouds to a pinkish, purple hue across the sky (and the surface of the water). The sun set without much notice from many of the other passengers, but I made sure to take notice. I always do. Happy Sunset Sunday.
Stay adventurous, Craig
A special thanks to the Pocono Mountains Tourism VB for setting up my passage. I am excited to explore more of the region across all four seasons.