Found on the Pocono Plateau a good 1,800 feet above sea level, Promised Land State Park is surrounded by over 12000 acres of the Delaware State Forest. At 3,000-acres, the landscape here is exceptionally diverse. Hikers will enjoy the sundry scenery here with forested regions providing excellent views of the beech, oak, hemlock, and old-growth maple trees that populate the area.
Fifty total miles of trails run through Promised Land State Park, many of which lead out into other state parks. Delightful opportunities exist here for activities like nature study, exploration, or even just a bit of rest and relaxation. If you're looking to see something epic, perhaps try the Bruce Trail which deposits guests onto a natural glacial lake that's known for its clear waters and mirror-like surface.
There's also a two-mile loop that takes individuals around Conservation Island, a self-guided educational trail that provides guests with a chance to learn more about conservancy and the surrounding landscape. All trails will be designated with vertical blue blazes, and every intersection has signage denoting the trail name, difficulty levels, weather advisories, and other pertinent information.
If you're looking to bring your dog for a hike, feel free as long as you keep them on a secure leash and they don't disturb other guests. Fishing is great for folks of all abilities here, with an ADA accessible fishing pier located on Promised Land Lake. This body of water commonly sees species such as largemouth bass pickerel, muskellunge, yellow perch, and catfish among others.
If you'd like an experience that's a bit more secluded, you can always head to Lower Lake, which is an approved trout breeding ground. Stamps and licenses are required to fish in Lower Lake but aren't necessary for Promised Land. Feel free to keep your dog with you for your fishing trip, as long as they steer clear of other guests and you clean up any messes they leave behind.