Paupackan Lake is a gem of a community located just North of Rt 590 and Lake Wallenpaupack. It is at Latitude N41 degrees 27.796 minutes Longitude W 75 degrees 17.937 minutes. It sits at approximately 1500 feet of altitude which accounts for its snowy winter weather. The pristine 230 acre lake, with boat launch and sandy beach, a beautiful pavilion and playground, provides great summer and winter recreation for its residents. Paupackan Lake is nestled in the foothills and bordered by Lakeville to the south, Hamlin to the west, Hawley to the East, Honesdale to the Northeast and Lake Ariel to the Northwest. Scranton, PA is located approximately 45 minutes to the west. The community of approximately 400 families consists of both full time and seasonal residents. The surrounding area provides a great variety of outdoor activities, restaurants, and just plain laid back living. Those of us who live here are proud to call the community home and strive to maintain its integrity.
Nearby points of interest
Hawley, PA – 15 minutes to the east
The borough was named for Irad Hawley, first president of the Pennsylvania Coal Company. Early industry centered around the transportation and support of nearby coal mining operations along with manufacturing facilities. The Bellemonte Silk Mill, regarded as the largest bluestone building in the world, and J.S. O’Connor American Rich Cut Glassware Factory are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hawley is home to a number of notable lakes, golf courses, and other recreational facilities, making it a leisure destination, particularly during the summer months. Local attractions include:
- Costa’s Family Fun Park – a place for miniature golf, batting cages, go-karts, bumper boats, and arcade games
- Lake Wallenpaupack – a 13-mile long lake with 52 miles of shoreline
- The Lodge at Woodloch – a luxury spa
- Woodloch Pines & Woodloch Springs – a resort and award-winning golf course.
- The Hawley Silk Mill – the Bellemonte historical silk mill renovated by Peter Bohlin now features shops, boutiques, a gym, a spa, offices and a college.
- The Ritz Theater – a community theater offering musicals and strait shows during the summer months and holidays.
- Hotel Belvidere – Historical Hotel since 1902
- Ledges Hotel 119 Falls Ave – Boutique Hotel with Small Plate Dining.
Honesdale, PA – 20 minutes to the northeast
Honesdale is a borough in and the county seat of Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The borough’s population was 4,480 at the time of the 2010 United States Census. Honesdale is located 32 miles northeast of Scranton in a rural area that provides many recreational opportunities, such as boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, skiing, biking, skateboarding, and rafting. Located in a coal mining region, during the nineteenth century it was the starting point of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, which provided for transport of coal to Kingston, New York, and then down the Hudson River to New York City. In the 19th century the expansion of railroads eventually superseded regular use of the canal. Honesdale was named for Philip Hone, former Mayor of New York and president of Honesdale’s Delaware and Hudson (D & H) Canal Company. Honesdale, originally called “Dyberry Forks,” was laid out as a village in 1826 when the D & H Canal was created. It was incorporated as a borough on January 28, 1831. The hospital serving Honesdale and the surrounding communities is Wayne Memorial
Hospital. It is a successful and progressive nonprofit community hospital of 114 beds and does approximately 75 million dollars of net revenue of business annually. The Hospital offers a wide array of advanced health services and is clinically affiliated with the Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers and The Commonwealth Medical College. Honesdale has hundreds of Victorian age structures, and features several tall church steeples, historically significant buildings of many kinds, and a memorial Central Park beside the Wayne County Courthouse. Some of the local eateries include The Alpine Wurst and Meat House, Dyberry Forks , KC Pepper Bar & Grille , and Bistro 1202 .