Okay, let’s play word association. Say the first word that comes to your mind when you hear (or read) the following word. Are you ready to play? The word: Lake.
So, what did you say?
Mountains? Woods? Deer? Canoe? Did you say, “Beach?” Probably not.
As I mentioned last Thursday, my definition of beach is expanding. Last week I posted photos from the beach at Glimmerglass State Park during autumn. This week let’s look at a small lake beach in the Poconos.
Beaver Lake, PA
Although in a private community, Beaver Lake is an example of a typical lake found in the region. Residents come to cool off, barbeque, and enjoy time in (and on) the water during the summer months. I know I did. And since it was man made to begin with, man brought some sand to create a beach too.
I still may not appreciate the beach in the same way as I might appreciate the ocean beaches of Costa Rica or Mexico, but I do appreciate escaping to the mountains to be in the woods, to see deer (wildlife), and perhaps even paddle out in a canoe. Yes, those activities (and words) still come to mind first, but a beach with cool crisp mountain air and tranquil water sometimes can fit the bill. Plus a lakeshore sunset, like the one I captured for my 2014 Sunset Calendar, the sunset from Lake Wallenpaupack is beautiful too.
So, what word comes to your mind when you hear “Lake?”
Stay adventurous, Craig
Where is Lake Wallenpaupack and the Lake Region of PA?
About a 2.5 hour drive from New York City, and less than 30 minutes from Scranton, Beaver Lake and the Lake Region (Lake Wallenpaupack ) is located North Eastern Pennsylvania, just off I-84.
Why Go to the Lake Region of PA?
For the beach silly. Okay, maybe that’s not the top draw, but year-round outdoor activities and the beauty of the wilderness bring people. From fall foliage to a frozen winter wonderland to spring bloom and summer escapes, the Poconos make for a great long weekend escape from city and / or suburban life.