Lake Naomi is located within eastern Pennsylvania’s game lands not far from the New York border. Surrounded by forests and lakes, it’s the perfect place to escape to for some one-on-one time with nature and the family. If you want a day in the city, the 40-minute drive north to Scranton adds both a scenic element to your trip and a short jaunt to some urban fun. When planning your trip, finding the perfect place to stay is key. With all the surrounding rural communities and plenty of access to nature, there are opportunities galore for peaceful Lake Naomi vacation rentals. Here are the top Lake Naomi vacation rental locations to consider.
1. Pocono Pines
Pocono Pines is the town that envelopes Lake Naomi. Its easy access to the lake along with plenty of waterside vacation rentals makes it a great place to stay. Bring your family kayaks, and take a boating tour of the lake. Towering trees and lush greenery surround you with natural beauty. The Lake Naomi Pool on the lakeside offers clean swimming fun for the whole family as well as great views of the lake, and it’s heated for year-round enjoyment. Relieve yourself of the pressure of meal preparation and enjoy some good food at Jubilee Restaurant, Amadeo’s Pizza and Deli or The Junction.
2. Pocono Lake
Pocono Lake, a neighborhood on the west side of the lake, boasts fewer houses and more room to roam. Get a lakeside rental for easy water access, or stay inland and use the public access areas. Spend an afternoon watching the kids play at the Tobyhanna Township Park, or, for some more in-depth nature adventure, drive a few minutes north to the State Game Lands 127. Here, nearly 26,000 acres of the outdoors exist for your wildlife-viewing and hiking pleasure. Take a hiking trail up to Brady’s Lake, and keep an eye open for the white-tailed deer that call this forest home.
3. Little Summit
To the east of Pocono Pines lies Little Summit, another small town nestled between Pocono Manor Resort, State Game Lands Number 38, State Game Lands 318, and Long Pond Conservation Easement. Take a quick drive to Lake Naomi or Stillwater Lake for some swimming and boating, or go a little further north to State Game Lands 127. For something a little closer to home, head down to State Game Lands Number 38, a popular destination for mountain bikers and hikers alike. The 5,000 acres of deciduous and pine trees offers hills, meadows, and forests to explore.
4. Pocono Summit
Northwest of Little Summit is Pocono Summit. This town is just a short car ride or a long stroll from Stillwater Lake and Lake Naomi. Take a day trip to the lake, and camp beside it. Hit the best fishing spots in the early morning, grab some grub at the Camp Minsi Dining Hall and then head up to the Camp Minsi hiking trails like the Orange Trail or American Heritage Trail..
5. Mount Pocono
Mount Pocono lies between the Pocono Manor Resort and Tobyhanna State Park, another excellent choice for a vacation rental if you really want to immerse yourself in nature. Hike Devil’s Hole Trail in State Game Lands Number 221 to enjoy a challenging hike with rocks, stream crossings, and interesting ruins. Both Kurmes Preserve and Yankee Run Preserve lie along the eastern side of the town, making it easy to stroll to the hiking trails. Kurmes Preserve is rife with deciduous trees and plants, offering both hiking trails through the trees and catch-and-release fishing at Yankee Run and Tanks Creeks.
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6. Pocono Manor
Directly south of Mount Pocono lies Pocono Manor. Getting a vacation rental puts you within walking distance of a golf course, hiking trails, Swiftwater Creek and the Speakeasy Grille. Take Sullivan Trail down along the Pocono Manor Resort area for a scenic drive through the outdoors.
Wiscasset, just to the east of Pocono Manor, has its own golf course. Vacation rentals are nestled in the woods for ultimate privacy, and easy access to major highways. You can easily jump on a highway from your vacation rental and drive a few minutes up to the Little Knob, perfect for a scenic drive and a quick hike.
If experiencing a little taste of small-town life is your thing, then head down to Swiftwater. The area boasts a few great eateries, several ponds and private rentals. Head over to Swiftwater Preserve for some birding and hiking, or enjoy an afternoon of the Swiftwater Lake.
Scotrun, possibly the farthest town on the list from Lake Naomi, is located right by I-80. Hop onto it for a quick drive to the lake, or take Sullivan Trail for a more scenic, enjoyable drive. Stay close to your rental, and hike Big Pocono State Park. The 1,300 acres of mountainous, wooded terrain offers stunning vistas, scenic hikes and closeness to nature. You can find a new hobby and go horseback riding along the trails. Make sure to bring a packed lunch; picnic sites make a great resting spot.
10. Long Pond
Long Pond lies nestled within and around Long Pond Conservation Easement, The Nature Conservancy’s Long Pond Preserve, and State Game Lands 318. With Pocono Manor Resort and State Game Lands Numbers 38, 127, and 129 a short drive away, you can visit a different park every day of your stay. While away your afternoon’s hiking, biking, and fishing, and then take a day trip to Lake Naomi for some relaxing swimming.
Between State Game Lands 127, Gouldsboro State Park, and Tobyhanna State Park lies Tobyhanna. This land of the lakes offers you a range of choices for your boating and swimming pleasure. Take advantage of your proximity to Lake Naomi to enjoy the town’s heated pool and crisp lake waters. Hike around Tobyhanna Lake in Tobyhanna State Park, and then cool off with a refreshing swim.
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