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The Ledges at Lacawac - Lake Ariel, PA

Geologic Feature

On the south side of the sanctuary, a series of rocky ledges dropping 250 feet to the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack support various species of ferns and numerous mosses and lichens, as well as a mature forest designated as a Wild Plant Sanctuaryby the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The ledges area affords a splendid view of Lake Wallenpaupack in the winter months. It also makes a delightful spot for bird watching in the spring and summer, providing a view of the forest canopy.

Lacawac offers one mile of undisturbed shoreline on Lake Wallenpaupack, one of Pennsylvania’s largest recreational lakes. Lacawac’s diverse habitat is home to an extraordinary variety of native wildlife.

The Ledges area was protected from development by Lacawac with the assistance of a grant through DCNR's Community Conservation Partnerships Program and with the participation of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. The area represents outstanding examples of the conservation of native plant communities through public awareness and stewardship.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome on trails at Lacawac

Recreational Opportunities

The ledges area of Lacawac can be viewed from two hiking trails on Lacawac's property, the Maurice Broun and the Ledges Trail. The trails are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.

Seasons Accessible

Be aware that during winter months, Lacawac may not be accessible and roads and trails may be icy.


$10 optional donation

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