One of the really nice State Parks that are in Pennsylvania and is not a really far drive for me is Promised Land Park. It is located north of here and takes about 3 hrs. to drive there. I had been to this Park back in the early 70s when I used to go camping with my former Wife. I grabbed all the camera gear that I thought I might need, loaded the car and off I went.
However, there was a small problem when I left. The weather was not looking good at all! There were many dark windblown clouds and it was on the cold side. The wind made it feel colder than it actually was. While driving up there I was thinking that the weather would improve more, but to my disappointment it never did. I was not happy about this, but I have to deal with what Mother Nature gives me. I made the best of it.
Upon arriving at the Park, I was a bit confused about just where I was. It’s been so long since I’ve been there I had to stop at the Ranger Station to get a map of where I wanted to go. My memory is good, but some things escape me after time.
After stopping at the Ranger Station I used this Map to refresh my memory on where to go. This State Park is huge. There are so many things to do and see, but I didn’t have all that time. This Map only shows part of the Park. There is so much more! I drove the very narrow Park roads that I show in Black. It doesn’t look long, but it is. The maximum speed is 10 mph in the Park. The Rangers will stop you if caught speeding.
There are many, many Trails to follow. I didn’t have time to do that, even though I sort of wanted to if they were not real long. Camping is a big thing here and there are numerous places to camp. Too many to mention. Also, this is Black Bear country. Bears in the Park are common sight to see. I didn’t see any, maybe cause it’s close to the time for them to hibernate.
So, despite the windy cloudy weather I did manage to get in some shots of where I was. This is traveling along the Lake. The road is quite narrow.
Part of the Lake in Fall Color.
Taken from the car. I was headed down this road and thought this looked pretty nice.
Here is another one, but a much better color. It’s a bit blurry because of the wind but still turned out pretty good. I have always appreciated what Mother Nature shows us. It’s not here very long, so behold it while you can.
After driving around some more I was getting tired & worn out, so I headed home. It was a good 3.5 hr. drive back. By the time I turned into our driveway I was dog tired! Gathered my gear and sat in my comfortable chair for the rest of the evening.
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6 thoughts on “PROMISED LAND STATE PARK”
That is not a state park I have visited yet. I will need to add it to my list. You picked a lovely time of year to go for a wander among trees. Pennsylvania is beautiful at this time of year, isn’t it?
Yes, Laura, that it is. However, you have to get there at the right times.
I “pinned” your blog post to my Pinterest board for Pennsylvania Travel Possibilities.
Thank You, Linda G. Not really sure on what “pinned” is, but I’m sure that it’s good!
Nice shots of your trip. I camped in my truck one time for the weekend there and remember I was all alone on this strip of land by the lake.
The area that I used to camp has changed so much that I barely knew it. There were no flush bathrooms or places to wash up. Had to take a “birdie bath”. The entrance road was dirt, not macadam like it is now. Still a great place to visit.