What Are the Best Things to Do at Promised Land State Park?

Promised Land State Park is a 3,000-acre nature area in the Poconos that’s surrounded by Delaware State Forest. It sits within the Pocono Plateau and has an elevation of 1,800 feet, which situates it among some of the highest summits in the area. This Pennsylvania state park is a great destination for summer and winter activities, as it boasts everything from mountain biking to cross-country skiing and ice skating. It’s located about a 40-minute drive from Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi, so it’s the perfect spot for a day trip during your getaway to the Pocono Mountains! 

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Top 3 Things to Do at Promised Land State Park

1. Hike Promised Land State Park

At 1,800 feet above sea level, Promised Land State Park has great opportunities to hiking trails that lead to unmatched views. 50 miles worth, to be exact! This Pennsylvania state park is surrounded by the expansive Delaware State Forest and many of its hiking trails explore both areas. This way, hikers can get a two-for-one special on fantastic views. Hikes at Promised Land State Park lead to lakes, waterfalls, and more! We recommend hiking this park in the early summer, from mid-May through mid-June, when the local flora and fauna blooms. 

2. Mountain Bike through Delaware State Forest

Those seeking a thrill will love mountain biking through the Delaware State Forest. Choose between paved roads or rugged trails for your two-wheeled adventure! The trails in this forest vary in difficulty, so there’s something for every skill level. We recommend mountain biking in autumn, so you can whiz through the oak, maple, and hemlock trees sporting their most beautiful fall foliage. 

3. Wildlife Watch in the Pocono Plateau

Our area’s natural beauty is not just limited to its landscape. The Poconos is also home to amazing wildlife! Promised Land State Park is a great spot to watch native species interact with their natural habitat. The most populous species at this state park are bright-colored birds like Blackburnian warblers. You can also expect to see a variety of reptiles and amphibians. From early spring through mid-summer, visitors can also view a pair of Bald eagles nesting in the park. There have been black bear sighting at this park, but it’s not advised to seek them out as they’re wild and potentially dangerous.

Stay at the Best Hotel Near Promised Land State Park 

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Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi is one of the best hotels near Promised Land State Park. Not only are we a short distance from this attraction — we’re also near other Poconos state parks! Mountaintop Lodge offers the best location in the Poconos for adventure seekers. 

Consider a stay in our Traditional Room No. 2 — Poconos. This accommodation has a queen-size bed fitted with luxury linens, a dressing area, a private bathroom, and beautiful views from the windows. 

Check our availability and start planning your mountain retreat!