Nestled in the heart of the Poconos, Lake Harmony is a serene and picturesque destination that offers a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Known for its crystal-clear waters and lush surroundings, it’s the perfect place for boating, fishing, and exploring. It’s no surprise that it’s a top destination for those hailing from surrounding states. 

Our lakefront Pocono vacation rentals are some of our most popular. Whether you’re planning a summer getaway with friends or a peaceful retreat with your entire family, Lake Harmony has something for everyone. This guide will provide you with essential tips for enjoying a day on the lake, including renting the perfect boat, packing for your adventure, and choosing the perfect Lake Harmony vacation rentals.

Tips for renting a boat on Lake Harmony

Renting a boat or watercraft is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Lake Harmony. There are several rental options available, ensuring you can find the perfect fit for your needs.

Lake Harmony Watersports offers a wide range of watercraft, including pontoon boats, speedboats, and more. Their experienced staff can help you choose the right vessel and provide guidance on safety and navigation. And you can enjoy time on a pontoon, exciting adventures on a tube, or even get water skiing instruction!  For those looking for a more relaxed experience, Yeti Watersports provides canoe, kayak, and pedal boat rentals. Paddling across the calm waters of Lake Harmony is an excellent way to take in the stunning scenery and get some exercise.

For a unique and leisurely experience, consider booking a tour with Lake Harmony Cruises. These guided cruises with Captain Wolf offer a fantastic way to learn about the history and natural beauty of the area while enjoying a relaxing ride on the lake. As an added bonus, they depart from Nick’s Lake House, so you can enjoy food and drinks after your adventures on the water conclude!

When paddleboarding or kayaking, be sure to explore the quieter coves and inlets where you might spot local wildlife and enjoy some solitude. The northern end of the lake is particularly tranquil, offering scenic views and a peaceful paddling experience.

Packing for a day on the lake

A successful day on the water starts with proper preparation. Here are some essentials to pack for a boating trip on Lake Harmony:

  1. Sunscreen and Hats: Despite being “up North” the UV index can get high during the summer. Protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays by applying sunscreen regularly and wearing a hat. Don’t forget those sunglasses, too!
  2. Life Jackets: Safety first! Ensure you have enough life jackets for everyone on board and that you adhere to state and local boating laws.
  3. Snacks and Drinks: Stay hydrated and keep your energy up with plenty of water and easy-to-eat snacks. Consider packing a cooler with fresh fruit, sandwiches, and snacks like trail mix and granola bars. Or consider one of the easy boat-friendly ideas below.
  4. Towels and Extra Clothes: Be prepared for splashes and the occasional swim with towels and a change of clothes.
  5. Waterproof Bags: Keep your valuables, like phones and cameras, dry and safe.
  6. First Aid Kit: Be ready for minor cuts or scrapes with a basic first aid kit.

Boat-Friendly Recipes 

One thing that’s a guarantee when you spend a few hours on the water? You’ll be getting hungry!  And nothing is better than boat snacks!  Here are a couple of simple recipes to make your day on the water even more enjoyable. These are easy to pack and boat-friendly:

Mediterranean Wraps

  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Hummus
  • Sliced turkey or chicken
  • Feta cheese
  • Sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and olives
  • Spinach or lettuce

Spread hummus on the tortilla, layer with turkey or chicken, and add the vegetables and feta. Roll up and wrap in foil for an easy, delicious meal.

Fruit and Cheese Skewers

  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Cubed cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your favorite variety)
  • Bamboo skewers

Alternate threading the fruit and cheese on the skewers for a tasty and refreshing snack that’s easy to pack.

Waterfront Access Vacation Rentals 

After a day full of fun on Lake Harmony, you and your crew can relax in one of Pocono Mountain Rentals luxury Lake Harmony vacation rentals. Perfect for large groups or family gatherings, our properties offer comfort and convenience close to the lake, with some being lakefront. Plus, as the large group vacation leaders in the Poconos, we’ve taken extra steps to be sure that your vacation is without any challenges. You’ll find hotel-fresh linens, dual appliances in most cases, and large open spaces and game rooms that are perfect for the group to collectively enjoy.

Lake Front Livin’: This spacious, stunning lakefront rental boasts beautiful lake views, a large deck, and modern amenities, making it perfect for a group vacation.

Treehouse: Nestled among the trees and with three lake-facing decks, this unique property provides a secluded feel with plenty of amenities to keep your group entertained. You’ll love the hot tub and sauna, as well!

Matterhorn: With its cozy interiors and ample space, Matterhorn is ideal for families looking to enjoy a relaxing getaway.

Rainier: This charming rental features a rustic design with all the modern comforts you need for a memorable stay.

Lucky Buck: Offering a blend of luxury and comfort, Lucky Buck is perfect for those looking to enjoy the best of Lake Harmony.

Mirror Lake: This elegant property is great for smaller groups, offering plenty of outdoor space and beautiful views. A lake-front hot tub is the perfect place to wind down.

Booking one of these Lake Harmony rentals ensures that you’re never far from the water, making it easy to enjoy all the activities Lake Harmony has to offer.

Ready for a day on the lake?

Whether you’re navigating the waters on a boat, exploring the serene coves by kayak, or simply enjoying the view from your spacious rental, Lake Harmony provides the perfect setting for a memorable vacation. With its array of activities, beautiful scenery, and luxury vacation accommodations from Pocono Mountain Rentals, Lake Harmony is a destination that promises relaxation, adventure, and plenty of fun for everyone. Plan your trip today and get ready to create unforgettable memories at this stunning Pennsylvania lake.