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Shuman Point The Pennsylvania Poconos

Shuman Point, located in the Pennsylvania Poconos, is a wonderful area to explore if you enjoy hiking in a beautiful wooded nature area. It is a little more then a 3 mile loop, and you do get incredible vantage points of Lake Wallenpaupack on the trail. There is also a nice sized parking lot attached to the area, and it is right off the Purdytown Turnpike. 

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 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 Trail
Shuman Point Trail

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.

Shuman Point Trail
Shuman Point Trail

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.

Shuman Point Trail
Shuman Point Trail
Shuman Point Trail

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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Waterfalls In Pennsylvania

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Lake Wallenpaupack

Canoeing In Lake Wallenpaupack

Lacawac Sanctuary In The Pennsylvania Poconos

Ricketts Glen State Park

A Day Trip To Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania

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