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The Great Outdoors
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The Great Outdoors

Waterfalls - Destinations - Wildlife - Trails - On the Water - Winter Fun

Reconnect with Nature!  Hike, Bike, Canoe, Fish.  There are worlds of things to do in our area.  Whitewater Raft on the Delaware River, learn about your environment at the at the PEEC center, there are hundreds of Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails for you to explore! Or if sporting is what gets you back to nature, we have golf courses, fishing holes and kayaking.
 
Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain
 

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain overlooks the Scenic Upper Delaware with 18 trails, 6 lifts and 650' of vertical, it is the perfect ski area to accommodate any level. The mountain is covered annually with approximately 50 inches of snow. When Mother Nature isn't sending snow our way, our snowmakers make sure the trails are blanketed with as much snow as possible. We offer tubing on weekends, a great opportunity for all around family fun.

 
HC1-1A353
192 Karl Hope Blvd
Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Phone: 570-685-1400 
Email: BigBear@Ltis.net
Website: www.ski-bigbear.com
Pike County Environmental Education Center   http://www.peec.org/

Promised Land State Park  http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/promisedland/index.htm
Upper Delaware Recreation Area http://www.nps.gov/upde/index.htm
 

Fishing
 
  Go Fish! Need a fishing license? Go here:  
  DINGMAN S FERRY:   Independence Home Center
570-828-2038
1543 Rte 739

Pickerel Inn
570-775-0441
1524 Route 402 

  GREENTOWN:  Ironwood Point Recreation Area
570-857-0880
155 Burns Hill Rd

Ironwood Point Sports Shop
570-857-0677
1175 Route 507

The Lake Store
570-676-3741
R R 1 Box 136 

  HAWLEY: Woodloch Pines Resort
570-685-7121
RR 1 Box 280 Rt 590 

  MATAMORAS:  K Mart Store 3884
570-491-4841 111
Hurst Drive Suite 722

  MILFORD: Pike County Outfitters
570-296-9492
615 W Hartford St

Pike County Treasurer
570-296-3442
506 Broad St

Wal Mart 2064
570-491-4940
1 Walmart Plaza 

  ROWLAND:  Brights Shop
570-685-7697 
     
  Lake Wallenpaupack Public access area and pay-for boat launches, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, striper bass, walleye pike, muskie, trout and panfish. (Rt. 6 North)
     
  Lake Shohola State owned with boat launches.  Bass, pickerel, muskie, panfish. (Rt. 6 North)
     
  Peck's Pond State owned with boat launches.  Bass, pickerel and panfish.  (Off Rt 739 in Dingman's Ferry)
     
  White Deer Lake State owned, hike in only.  Bass, pickerel and panfish.
     
  Egypt Meadow Lake State owned, hike in only. Bass, pickerel, muskie and panfish. (exit 7 off Rt. 84 in Promised Land)
     
  Bruce Lake State owned, hike in only. Bass, pickerel, muskie and panfish. (Exit 7 off Rt. 84 in Promised Land)
     
  Promised Land Lake State owned with boat launches. Bass, pickerel, muskie and panfish. (Exit 7 off Rt. 84 in Promised Land)
     
  Lower Lake State owned with boat launch. Bass, pickerel, muskie and panfish . (Exit 7 off Rt. 84 in Promised Land)
     
  Pine Lake State owned, hike in only. Bass, pickerel and panfish.
     
  Lake Minisink State owned with boat launch. Bass, pickerel and panfish.
     
  Little Mud Pond State owned with boat launch. Bass, pickerel and panfish. (Off Rt. 6 in Shohola area)
     
  Stairway Lake State owned, hike in only. Bass, pickerel and panfish.
     
  Decker Pond State owned, hike in only. Pickerel and panfish. (Off Rt. 6 in Lake Wallenpaupack area)
     
  Long Pond State owned, hike in only. Pickerel and panfish.
     
  Billings Pond State owned. Pickerel and panfish.
     
  Fairview Lake State access and boat launch. Bass, pickerel, muskie, walleye pike, trout and panfish. (In Palmyra on Rt. 390 off Rt. 84)
     
  Greeley Lake State access. Bass, pickerel and panfish. (On Rt. 1002 off of Rt. 6 in Shohola area)
 
 
State and County Parks
 
     
  Childs Park Open all year.  Located on Silver Lake Road.  Scenic 1.8 mile loop trail encircling the magnificent waterfalls, old mill site.  Picnic tables, fireplaces and pit toilets.  No camping or swimming.
     
  High Point State Park
(201) 875-4800
Open all year. Rt. 23 New Jersey. 14,056 acre park containing Point Monument, the highest point in New Jersey. Hiking on the Appalachian Trail, fishing, tent camping April through October. Picnic tables, fireplaces, flush toilets.
     
  Minisink Battle Ground Near Rt. 97 at Minisink Ford. 57 acre county park at the site of a Revolutionary War battle. Historical and natural interpretation, walking trails and picnicking.
     
  Promised Land State Park Parts open all year. Just off Rt. 84 near Greentown PA. 2,971 acres surrounded by 8,039 acres of State Forest. Promised Land Lake is 422 acres and Lower Lake is 173 acres. Camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, biking. 450 acres available for hunting. (570) 676-3428
     
  Stokes State Forest Open all year. Rt. 206, New Jersey, 10 miles south of Milford PA. Hiking on the Appalachian Trail, fishing, swimming, picnic tables, camping and cabins. Children's playground. 15,482 acres accented by the tranquil Tillman's Ravine.
     
  Upper Delaware Scenic Recreational River
(914) 252-3947
http://www.nps.gov/upde/index.htm
Designated 10,1978 as part of the National Wild and Scenic River system, the river corridor runs 73 miles from Hancock, NY to Sparrowbush, NY. Canoeing, fishing and sightseeing. The river is managed by the National Park Service.
     
  Deleware Water Gap National Recreation Area Open all year. Located along Interstate 80 New Jersey, and Rt. 209 Pennsylvania. 200 miles through scenic valleys, some areas available for biking. 25 miles of Appalachian Trail. Hiking, biking, boating, swimming and birdwatching. Areas for hunting.
 
 
Canoing, Rafting and Boating
 
     
  Indian Head Canoes
(570) 491-2277
(845) 856-9686
(845) 557-8777
(800) 874-2628

Bases at 1065 Delaware Drive, Matamoras, PA; Route 97, Pond Eddy, NY; Route 97, Barryville, NY.  Camping available at Barryville base.  Free transportation.  Rafts, tubes, canoes and kayaks available.  Group Rates.  Open 9:00 am to dusk weekdays, 8:00am to dusk weekends.

     
  Jerry's Three River Canoes
(845) 557-6078
Pond Eddy, NY, on Rt. 97. Camping facilities. Security deposit required. Open 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days a week.
     
  Kittatinny Canoes*
1-800-FLOATKC. (1-800-356-2852)
Seven different riverfront locations. White water rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Riverfront camping at two locations. Day trips and extended overnights. Open seven days a week, April through October. Weekday, weekend and group rates. New and used sales.
     
  River Beach Campsites*
(570) 296-7421
Rt. 6 & 209, Milford PA 18337. Canoe and tube rentals, campsites.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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