If you’re thinking about taking a relaxing lake-side vacation with your family, consider a trip to Lake Harmony in the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania. The lake itself offers ample family-friendly activities, including swimming and water sports. There are also many hiking trails around the lake, including ones that lead you to waterfalls. If you are visiting during the winter, you can go tubing; if you are looking for something less outdoorsy there is also an indoor water park and miniature golf in the area. Here are some of the best Poconos family activities near Lake Harmony.
Lake Harmony itself is one of the main attractions of the area. There are several beaches and designated swimming areas where you can get into the lake and splash around. The lake is privately owned, but if you stay at one of our rentals, we will provide you with passes to get into the swimming areas. If you are traveling with older kids or teenagers, you can consider renting a powerboat and going out on the lake for some tubing. There are several boat rentals in the area where you can rent wakeboards and tubes to pull behind your boat.
Hawks Waterfall is located in Hickory Run State Park. The hike to this roaring waterfall is short and easy and can be done with young children. Once you get to the falls, there are places where you can stop and enjoy the view. There are also spots where you can get into the water to cool off; just don’t go too close to the waterfall.
If you are visiting Lake Harmony on a day when the weather isn’t great, you can still enjoy some fun in the water at the Split Rock Resort Indoor Water Park, one of the best Poconos family activities. The waterpark has a section for younger kids with small waterslides and floating lily pads and logs. For older kids, there are three different four-story tall water slides. Parents can relax by floating down the lazy river or sitting in the Lava Springs hot tubs.
If you are visiting Lake Harmony during the winter, you can go tubing down Jack Frost Big Boulder. You can rent tubes and ride up a conveyor belt to the top of the hill. Once you get to the top, slide down one of the groomed hills. Tubing is available for kids age three and up. The mountain also has a ski lift for skiing and snowboarding.
If you are planning a vacation to the Lake Harmony area, be sure to check out our vacation rentals. We offer cozy mountain cabins in Towamensing, properties in Split Rock both small and large, and quaint weekend rentals. All of our homes have gorgeous views of the Poconos and are furnished with everything you need for the perfect vacation. For more information on our rentals and Poconos kid activities, please contact us today!