Destination guide

Lake Harmony—a cool choice for family vacations

During the first decades of the 20th century, Lake Harmony became a popular summer retreat for hot-and-bothered Pennsylvanian urbanites, attracted by its cool climate and refreshing mountain air. Since those early days, demand for Lake Harmony vacation rentals has increased year-on-year, especially among families looking for a comfortable home-from-home in the great outdoors. The beautiful Pocono Mountains provide multiple recreational opportunities, from white-water rafting to horseback riding, while Split Rock Resort offers all-season activities including swimming, mini-golf, and bowling.

Things to do

Making a splash in Lake Harmony

A different sort of water activity awaits at H2Oooohh! This well-equipped water park features a wealth of exciting attractions, including thrilling slides, a wave pool, and a flow rider. Kids will love exploring the colorful jungle play structure and taking turns to be “dumped” from the water bucket while the grown-ups relax in the Lava Springs hot tubs or chat over a drink in the Island Oasis Snack Shack. The water park is situated within Spilt Rock Resort and is open to non-residents—hours of operation vary according to season, so check with the resort before you set out.

Activities

Fishy tales in Lake Harmony

Lake Harmony is one of Pennsylvania’s most popular fishing spots, where experienced and novice anglers alike come to pit their wits against king salmon, trout, and bluegill. Boats can be rented from the dock in Split Rock Resort, and local bait and tackle shops are happy to offer general advice about the best spots or to help you hire a guide. Make a day of it, with a tasty picnic followed by a scenic stroll along the lakeside, then head home with your fresh catch—most Lake Harmony vacation rentals provide barbecue grills for spontaneous home-cooked suppers under the stars.

Weather

Lake Harmony through the seasons

Lake Harmony enjoys 4 distinct seasons, each lending itself to a range of leisure pursuits. Lake Harmony vacation rentals in the mountains come into their own during the winter ski season, when natural snowfall is enhanced by the latest snow-making technology. As the temperatures begin to rise around March, walking and mountain-biking trails are sprinkled with spring flowers. Summer is a popular season for action-packed family vacations, with the mountain breezes providing welcome respite from humidity. Fall, when the days are still warm enough to enjoy kayaking or golf, is a good time to pick up late-season bargains in Lake Harmony vacation rentals.

Natural features

Lake Harmony’s scenic neighbor

Lehigh Gorge State Park is around 25 miles southwest of Lake Harmony, providing a dramatic contrast to the gentle contours of the lakeside. The gorge was once an important transshipment point for barges between the Lehigh Canal and the mountain railway network, and a ride on the park’s scenic railway is a fun way to explore this spectacular natural phenomenon. Narrated trips depart daily from downtown Jim Thorpe. Black bears, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and rabbits can often be spotted from the carriage windows.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Lake Harmony

The nearest airport is in Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), located 20.4 mi (32.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Allentown, PA (ABE-Lehigh Valley Intl.), which is 29.4 mi (47.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Lake Harmony?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,192 vacation rentals near Lake Harmony. From 820 Houses to 90 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Harmony for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Harmony?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Harmony:

  • Lake Harmony Estates: 204 vacation rentals
  • Big Boulder Ski Area: 233 vacation rentals
  • Locust Lake Village: 254 vacation rentals
  • Village at Camelback: 149 vacation rentals
  • Camelback Ski Area: 1,883 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Harmony?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Harmony. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Boulder Field: 1,697 vacation rentals
  • Lake Harmony Watersports: 1,785 vacation rentals
  • Big Boulder: 1,789 vacation rentals
  • Split Rock Resort Indoor Waterpark: 1,728 vacation rentals
  • Camelback Mountain: 1,905 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Harmony listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Harmony?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 820 Houses in Lake Harmony. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Harmony include:

  • Cabins: 90 rentals available
  • Chalets: 169 rentals available
  • Cottages: 90 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Harmony?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 710 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Harmony. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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