When my husband and I travel, we always look for amazing hiking locations. Luckily, when we went to the Pennsylvania Poconos, we had ample opportunities. One of my favorite spots was Shuman Point because of its expansive forest resting right by Lake Wallenpaupack. The trail that we took was about three miles long, and because we stopped to take snack and water breaks, it was about an hour and a half to walk through it.
Shuman Point is one of the very last undeveloped regions that are by Lake Wallenpaupack. This specific spot was farmed before the man made lake was created in 1926. What we thought was very interesting was that parts of the farm still remained enact, even all these years later. This stone wall still boarded areas of the park, and at one point, it literally went directly into the water. This would make sense, given the fact that the lake in question was not constructed yet back then.
As we walked through the trail, we noticed a variety of beautiful plant life. There were a lot of pine trees, which were very refreshing to smell as we walked by the lake. We also noticed a lot of boulders that were left behind from a time long ago, that most likely formed from glaciers pulling through the Pennsylvania soil. There was also a lot of ferns and moss covering the region.
Let me know in the comments below if you have also gone to Shuman Point, and what you thought of it. I highly recommend it to nature enthusiasts, just remember to pack some snacks, water, sunscreen, and good hiking boots for this adventure! I hope you have a wonderful day, and remember to click that subscribe button!
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-For Additional Reading
If you are traveling to the Pennsylvania region, and are interested in learning about its history, a really amazing resource is the book “Pennsylvania A History of the Commonwealth” by which is edited by Randall M. Miller and William Pencak. It is so informative, and reviews the history of our state, in addition to the geography, architecture, archaeology, art history, and even stories of folklore and folklife that are specific to this area.
I personally recommend this book if you are planning a trip to Pennsylvania, or even if you are just interested in learning about the state in general. If you would like to check it out, click on the link below!
If you would like to check out the full list of travel books that I recommend make sure that you check out this comprehensive guide!