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“A special place”
Review of Lacawac Sanctuary

Lacawac Sanctuary
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 of the Interior in 1966. Lacawac features a natural boreal bog, the Wallenpaupack Ledges Natural Area, Partner Ridge, a native plants garden, demonstration forest/deer exclosure plots, and six public hiking trails. At the heart of the Sanctuary is the National Historic Registered “Adirondack Great Camp” complex constructed in 1903 as summer residence and hunting lodge. Lacawac Sanctuary’s mission is Research, Education and Preservation. ​Located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania and founded in 1966, the aspirations of Lacawac Sanctuary has been to preserve Lake Lacawac, its watershed, the surrounding forest and historic structures; provide a venue for ecological research, scholarly interaction and the training of scientists; provide PreK-12 and collegiate education on environmental and conservation issues; educate all ages and promote healthy living patterns and wellbeing through nature; and preserve historic Lacawac and it's infrastructure.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is our favorite hiking spot in the Lake Wallenpaupack area. In addition to several nice trails is the beautiful lake, the historic camp buildings and an interesting nature center.

They have a regular schedule of events including tours of the camp, nature studies and live music.

If you are an outdoors type of person, this should be on your bucket list.

2  Thank jimblackjim
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Lacawac Sanctuary is a natural resource to cherish. The glacial lake, the southernmost one in the USA, if I am not mistaken, is beautiful and the local flower garden informative and breathtaking. The musical events held here are amazing and the chance to see an area undisturbed and lovingly conserved is so important. Located near the tourist areas of Lake Wallenpaupack and a short drive to the Ledgedale BBQ Pit and Country Store as well as the Claws and Paws Zoo, it is an easy take in which is fun for the whole family.

3  Thank RevRandyPOrso
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