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Lacawac Sanctuary

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Open Now: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Hiking Trail

Thoroughly enjoyed lovely trails through a natural habitat. Looked to explore the region as a... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Diane1329
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Outdoor fun

This glacial lake is so pretty with that mint green color. We went for a hike and received an... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
JML885
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The most notable feature of Lacawac Sanctuary is Lake Lacawac - a 52 acre glacial lake preserved in almost pristine condition (totally free from development or encroachment). The Lake was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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94 Sanctuary Rd, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-6149
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed lovely trails through a natural habitat. Looked to explore the region as a newcomer and discovered that the prolific ground cover in my yard was an invasive species. Lovely and educational easy hike.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Diane1329
Craig L, Manager at Lacawac Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Glad you were able to hike and use our property!!

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This glacial lake is so pretty with that mint green color. We went for a hike and received an education on the local trees growing, the mushrooms we walked past etc. The kids enjoyed seeing the ice house and learning what they were used for....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JML885
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We spent an afternoon hiking in this beautiful sanctuary and enjoyed every minute. The well marked trails were decent to walk on but definitely still nature. The scenic overlooks and educational signage made the hike particularly enjoyable. Also the private lake was huge and so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank my4sparks
Craig L, Manager at Lacawac Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Thanks for visiting us! We are glad you enjoyed this special place!

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Although nothing fancy there are a lot of walking trails and a beautiful lake. It is pet friendly and very peaceful.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Several walking trails for beginners to experienced hikers. A glacial lake is the centerpiece with interesting literature about the sanctuary throughout the park. There are QR Codes throughout the sanctuary with interesting facts. Serene and beautiful scenery. Historic buildings and Deagan Chimes that you can...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Craig L, Manager at Lacawac Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thanks for visiting! It's a beautiful place! We hope you will visit again!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went here and never knew the beauty that that it had! A definite must see! If your ever in the area or if like me, you live here and didn’t take the time to see, go and see!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank timur15
Craig L, Manager at Lacawac Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for visiting! Come back often! Lacawac is such a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

this is a nice place to visit and there is a few ways to get around in diff paths there is a nice pond there to you can spend a few hours here and enjoy nature at the best

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank rwill73438
Craig L, Manager at Lacawac Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back soon!

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Visited a friend who was spending time as an artist in residence. Took a short but beautiful hike and then was invited to the visitor center for afternoon tea. Met Heidi (runs the artist in residence program) and Craig (the director). Also got to meet...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank lockyer300
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thanks for visiting! We hope you will come back often.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We have been to Lacawac many times enjoying the diverse hiking trails, the nature center (when open) and the old original buildings of the camp. They have lots of events and guided walks throughout the year. Definitely worth a stop!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jimblackjim
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thanks for visiting! Come back often.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Very nice sanctuary in the middle of the Poconos! Good small visitors center (with restroom), with information about the sanctuary , and trail maps. The trails are easy to follow and well-marked, and the LL trail we followed had QR codes you could scan with...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank johnrad-md
Management response:Responded 13 August 2017

Glad you visited and enjoyed. Thanks for the review. Come back soon.

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juanaescareno
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Response from BJtravels F | Reviewed this property |
Donations are encouraged. Make sure you take the road back to the house. It's very narrow and there is only room for one car in places. But the views are beautiful and worth the trip.
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