Summer is almost over. Gloomy days are coming in few weeks. Feeling upset? Same here! But, I am sure you would love to enjoy the last bit of summer. If you are near to Pennsylvania or live in there, you may consider paying a visit to Lake Nockamixon. It’s a reservoir located in southern Pennsylvania, inside the 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park of scenic Bucks County. The travelling time by car is approx. 1.20 hrs from Philadelphia. The driving will be very pleasant with greenery on both sides of the street. Unfortunately, there is no public transportation available there.
What to do there?
This is a perfect place for a day trip. There are a number of activities that you can do at Nocamixon. Popular activities are picnicking, swimming in the pool (cannot swim in the lake), hiking, biking, disc golf, hunting, fishing, and boating. What’s not in the park? You will love this place! To know the details about the activities, you can visit here (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/nockamixon/)
I and my friends went there on a summer day. It was almost afternoon. Parking was easy to find and we parked near the Boat Rental Shop. Boating is one of main attractions there. Don’t miss it! I took the above picture standing in front of the Boat rental shop. The timing to boat is given below. However, to be sure about the opening or closing time please call 215-538-1340.
|Monday – Friday||9 am to 6 pm|
|Weekends and Holidays||9 am to 6 pm|
The evening time is the best to take photos of the lake. The sky becomes beautiful with all these colorful clouds. As you can see I was busy taking some beautiful shots of the lake!
As mentioned you cannot swim in the lake, but you can walk a bit in the lake to feel the cold water in the hot summer! If you really love swimming, you can visit their swimming complex which has a half acre main pool with two water-slides, a shallow end with fountains for children, dressing rooms, first aid station, and snack bar. If you want stay there for a night, you can make a reservation from the following link- http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/nockamixon-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=PA&parkId=880422
It was a great experience to visit such a beautiful lake. What not to do there? Everything is there- Picnic, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, swimming and walking. You will have a lovely day with your friends and family at Lake Nockamixon! Plan your trip before summer ends and visit the lake 🙂