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Lake Wallenpaupack
October 2016
We spent a long weekend at Lake Wallenpaupack, a man-made lake in the Northern Poconos created as a reservoir for a hydroelectric plant. Because we left in the evening after work, we stopped and spent a night at Sands in Bethlehem before heading the rest of the way up to the Poconos. Our first stop was in Honesdale to board a train for a scenic ride along the path of the former Delaware and Hudson Canal to check out the beautiful Fall foliage. We then headed to Hawley to check in to our motel right across the street from the lake. We sent much of the weekend walking and driving around the lake and exploring downtown Hawley. Along the way we found time to stop at a few very cool diners. After heading out of town, on our way home, we went to a cider mill because nothing says Fall like a cider mill. Then we visited the home of the first chief of the US Forest Service, Grey Towers. It's now a national historic landmark and museum. All in all, it was a slower paced, more relaxing vacation than we usually like to take, but it was still a lot of fun.

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001 Emeril's Fish House Sign 003 View from Sands Hotel Room 004 Napkins
We had a delicious dinner at Emeril's Fish House at Sands Bethlehem
The view from our room at Sands Bethlehem
Our waiter at breakfast kept bringing us more and more napkins. Do we look messy?
006 View from Sands Hotel Room 007 Hotel Wayne 009 D&H Canal Historical Marker
The view from our room at Sands Bethlehem
The Hotel Wayne in downtown Honesdale
The Delaware and Hudson Canal was critical to the movement of coal through this region.
010 Pokemon Fall Decorations 012 Pennsylvania Railroad Cars 014 New York Central Car
One of the creepier Pokemon Fall decorations you'll find anywhere
Historic Pennsylvania Railroad cars on the Stourbridge Line railroad
Historic New York Central Railroad car on the Stourbridge Line railroad
015 Pennsylvania Railroad Caboose 017 Gravity Railroad Car 019 Pennsylvania Railroad Clinton Leet Car
Historic Pennsylvania Railroad caboose on the Stourbridge Line railroad
Replica of a gravity railroad car. These were once used to haul coal through the region.
Historic Pennsylvania Railroad car on the Stourbridge Line railroad
020 New York Central Car Interior 021 Delaware, Lackawaxen & Stourbridge Railroad Logo 023 No Spitting Sign
Inside a historic New York Central Railroad car on the Stourbridge Line railroad
Delaware, Lackawaxen & Stourbridge Line all decked out for Halloween
I'm always amazed that spitting was such a problem on trains.
025 Stokesdale Train Shelter 026 New York Central System Caboose 027 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Caboose
Passing through Stokesdale
The Stourbridge Line has a lot of historic cabooses. This one is from the New York Central System.
The Stourbridge Line has a lot of historic cabooses. This one is from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
029 Lackawaxen River 030 Dorflinger Glass Factory 032 Trees and Mountain
The Lackawaxen River flows among the Fall foliage
Dorflinger Glass Factory in Honesdale is now a museum
Fall foliage abounds along the train route
033 Lackawaxen River 034 Canal Wall 036 Wallenpaupack Hydroelectric Project
The Lackawaxen River flows among the Fall foliage
This wall was once part of the Delaware and Hudson Canal
The Wallenpaupack Hydroelectric Project is the reason Lake Wallenpaupack was created
037 Train 038 Railroad Tracks 040 Train
Historic Pennsylvania Railroad cars on the Stourbridge Line railroad in Lackawaxen
Awaiting the return of our train in Lackawaxen
The train returns to pick us up in Lackawaxen
041 Lackawaxen River 042 Lackawaxen River 043 Locomotive
The Lackawaxen River flows among the Fall foliage
The Lackawaxen River flows among the Fall foliage
Back at the Stourbridge Line station in Honesdale
044 Plow Car 045 Locomotive 046 Downtown Honesdale
Antique wooden plow car
Back at the Stourbridge Line station in Honesdale
Downtown Honesdale
047 Mums 048 Honesdale Presbyterian Church 049 Honesdale Borough Hall
Downtown Honesdale is all decorated for Fall
Honesdale Presbyterian Church
Honesdale City Hall was built in 1892
052 Hawley Train Station 053 Downtown Hawley 054 Trail and Lake Wallenpaupack
The train station in Hawley is another stop on the Stourbridge Line
Downtown Hawley with the Fall foliage covered mountains in the background
Walking the trail along the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack
056 Lake Wallenpaupack 057 Lake Wallenpaupack Shoreline 058 Lake Wallenpaupack Sign
The sun sets over Lake Wallenpaupack
Walking the trail along the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack
The Wallenpaupack Hydroelectric Project is the reason Lake Wallenpaupack was created.
059 Trail and Lake Wallenpaupack 060 Lake Wallenpaupack Sunset 061 East Shore Lodging
Walking the trail along the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack
The sun sets over Lake Wallenpaupack
We stayed at the East Shore Lodging motel.
062 East Shore Lodging Sign 063 Lake Wallenpaupack Shoreline 066 Hawley Silk Mill
We stayed at the East Shore Lodging motel.
Walking along the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack
The historic Hawley Silk Mill, built in 1880, is the largest Blue Stone building in the world.
067 Delaware & Hudson Canal Park 070 Delaware & Hudson Canal Park 071 Delaware & Hudson Canal Park
Walking along the former canal bed at the Delaware and Hudson Canal Park
Walking along the former canal bed at the Delaware and Hudson Canal Park
Delaware & Hudson Canal Park
074 Daniel's Farmhouse 076 Delaware & Hudson Canal Park 078 Delaware & Hudson Canal Park
Daniel's Farmhouse at Lock 31 of Delaware and Hudson Canal was later owned by the Hintzes
The former Delaware and Hudson Canal at Lock 31
The former Delaware and Hudson Canal at Lock 31
079 Daniel's Farmhouse 081 Daniel's Farmhouse 083 Road
Daniel's Farmhouse was built in the 1820's and sits at lock 31 of the Delaware and Hudson Canal
Daniel's Farmhouse was built in the 1820's and sits at lock 31 of the Delaware and Hudson Canal
Travelling the mountain roads of Wayne County
084 Hawley Presbyterian Church 085 First National Bank of Hawley Sign 087 Penny Lane Candies and Candles
The Hawley Presbyterian Church is far from a traditional loooking church building
Built in 1902, the First National Bank of Hawley building is now a restaurant
Penny Lane Candies and Candles
088 Hotel Belvidere 093 First National Bank of Hawley Building 095 Odd Fellow's Hall Building
The Hotel Belvidere in downtown Hawley
Built in 1902, the First National Bank of Hawley building is now a restaurant
Odd Fellow's Hall Building
096 Hawley Bank Building 097 Republican & Democrat Benches 098 Hawley Diner
The Hawley Bank Building has changed colors a bit since its years as a bank
Apparently they take their politics seriously in Hawley with different benches for Democrats and Republicans
Of course, an old town in Northeast Pennsylvania must have a cool old diner. This is the Hawley Diner.
099 Hawley Diner Interior 100 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam 101 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam
Of course, an old town in Northeast Pennsylvania must have a cool old diner. This is the Hawley Diner.
This dam is an integral part of the Wallenpaupack Power Project
This dam is an integral part of the Wallenpaupack Power Project
102 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam 103 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam 104 Wallenpaupack Power Project Sign
This dam is an integral part of the Wallenpaupack Power Project
This dam is an integral part of the Wallenpaupack Power Project
The Wallenpaupack Hydroelectric Project is the reason Lake Wallenpaupack was created.
106 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam 108 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam 109 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam
This dam is an integral part of the Wallenpaupack Power Project
This dam is an integral part of the Wallenpaupack Power Project
This dam is an integral part of the Wallenpaupack Power Project
110 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam 111 Lake Wallenpaupack 112 Wallenpaupack Power Project Dam and Pipe
This dam is an integral part of the Wallenpaupack Power Project
A misty affernoon along the banks of Lake Wallenpaupack
The Wallenpaupack Power Project feeds water down this massive pipe from the dam to the power plant
114 Painted Cows 116 Giant Popcorn Cup and Ice Cream 117 Flaming Bathtub
The 84 Country Store has quite a menagerie of creatures outside
The 84 Country Store's giant ice cream is intact but someone seems to have eaten the giant popcorn.
This tub brings new meaning to a hot bath
118 84 Country Store Exterior 119 84 Country Store Exterior Sign 120 Chesterfield Sign and Washing Machine
The 84 Country Store in Greentown
The 84 Country Store in Greentown
A wringer washer and Chesterfield cigarette ad? If I believed in reincarnation, I'd say my grandmother lives here!
121 84 Country Store Interior 122 84 Country Store Interior 124 Cow & Bearskin Rug
Inside the 84 Country Store in Greentown
Dining at the 84 Country Store in Greentown
Ever eat with a cow wearing a bearskin rug looking over your shoulder? I have!
127 Hydroelectric Plant Pipe 129 East Shore Lodging Room 133 Muggs Diner
The Wallenpaupack Power Project feeds water down this massive pipe from the dam to the power plant
Our room at East Shore Lodging has a lot of doors.
Muggs Diner doesn't look like a traditional diner, but the food is quite good.
134 Ritter's Cider Mill Sign 135 Ritter's Cider Mill 136 Pumpkins
What better place to go in the Fall than a cider mill
Ritter's Cider Mill
Ritter's Cider Mill has no shortage of pumpkins
137 Oil Drum Animals 138 Mom in Horse Cutout 139 Mom in Horse Cutout
Ritter's Cider Mill turned 55 gallon drums into farm animals. How cool!
My mother can never resist a good wooden cutout!
My mother can never resist a good wooden cutout!
140 Oil Drum Animals 141 Goat 142 Goat
Ritter's Cider Mill turned 55 gallon drums into farm animals. How cool!
The goats at Ritter's Cider Mill are a lot of fun.
The goats at Ritter's Cider Mill are a lot of fun.
143 Goat 145 Cows 147 Goat
The goats at Ritter's Cider Mill are a lot of fun.
Cows and alpacas wandering among the Fall foliage
How in the world does this goat manage to avoid getting his head stuck?
149 Corn Maze 150 Mom in Corn Maze 151 Michael in Corn Maze
Heading into the corn maze
My mother in the corn maze
I found my way out of the corn maze.
153 Mom in Apple Cutout 154 Michael in Pumpkin Cutout 155 Apples
This apple cutout was clearly meant for people much shorter than my mother!
This pumpkin cutout was clearly meant for people much shorter than my me!
Apples on their way into becoming delciious cider
156 Apple Cider Doughnuts 157 Apples on Conveyer 164 Michael with Apples
Fresh apple cider donuts
Apples heading into the cider mill
Taking home a basket of apples
165 Apple Cider Tank 166 Pressing Apple Cider 168 Pressing Apple Cider
They fill the cider bottles right at the register as you buy them
Pressing apple mash into cider
Pressing apple mash into cider
169 Pressing Apple Cider 170 Grey Towers Sign 173 Walkway
Pressing apple mash into cider
Grey Towers is the ancestral home of the first chief of the US Forest Service
Heading up to Grey Towers among the amazing Fall foliage
175 Steps & Fall Decorations 177 Fall Decorations 178 Laurel Hill Cemetery
Grey Towers is decorated for Fall
Grey Towers is decorated for Fall
Laurel Hill Cemetery at Grey Towers
180 Headstone 181 Pinchot Family Plot 182 Pinchot Family Plot
Laurel Hill Cemetery at Grey Towers has some very old graves
The Pinchot Family plot in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Grey Towers
The Pinchot Family plot in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Grey Towers
183 Headstones 184 Laurel Hill Cemetery Sign 185 Grey Towers
Laurel Hill Cemetery at Grey Towers has some very old graves
Laurel Hill Cemetery at Grey Towers
Grey Towers is the ancestral home of the first chief of the US Forest Service
186 View from Grey Towers 188 US Forest Service Seal 189 Grey Towers
Grey Towers offers some spectacular views
The US Forest Service operates Grey Towers
Grey Towers is the ancestral home of the first chief of the US Forest Service
190 Porch 192 Grey Towers 193 Fall Decorations
Out on the porch at Grey Towers
Grey Towers is the ancestral home of the first chief of the US Forest Service
Grey Towers is decorated for Fall
194 Turkey Statue 196 Marquis de Lafayette Bust 197 Grey Towers
You don't have a statue of a turkey in your backyard?
A bust of the Marquis de Lafayette looks toward France from Grey Towers
A bust of the Marquis de Lafayette looks toward France from Grey Towers
198 View from Grey Towers 199 Grey Towers 200 Grey Towers
Grey Towers offers some spectacular views
Grey Towers is the ancestral home of the first chief of the US Forest Service
We picked the right weather day for a visit to Grey Towers
201 Grey Towers 202 Sundial 203 Entrance Hall
Grey Towers is the ancestral home of the first chief of the US Forest Service
Grey Towers' sundial
The entrance hall makes quite a first impression
204 Fireplace and Animals 206 Fireplace and Moosehead 207 Moosehead
The fireplace is surrounded by Mr. Pinchot's many hunting trophies
Anyone else feel like that moose is staring at you?
Anyone else feel like that moose is staring at you?
210 Desk 211 Cornelia Pinchot and Children Painting 212 Study
A desk inside Grey Towers
This painting depicts Cornelia Pinchot and her children
The Grey Towers study has artifacts from around the world
213 Tuna 214 Study 215 Tuna
You don't often find a tuna mounted on the wall
The decor in Grey Towers is quite unique
Two more tunas hanging on the walls
216 Fireplace 217 Table and Mural 219 Pool
The painted walls give the room a cool three dimensional feel.
Why hang paintings when you can just paint your art right ontp the walls?
Out on the patio
220 Apples on Formal Dining Table 222 Formal Dining Table 223 Bait Box
The formal dining room is outside and the dining table is made of water with food floating on it.
The formal dining room is outside and the dining table is made of water with food floating on it.
The Bait Box was built as a play house for the kids.
224 Formal Dining Table 226 American Chestnut Tree 227 Driveway
The formal dining room is outside and the dining table is made of water with food floating on it.
This American chestnut tree is part of an effort to restore this nearly extinct tree.
Grey Towers' carriageway (now the driveway, I suppose)
228 US Forest Service Seal 229 Milford Diner 230 Deer
The US Forest Service operates Grey Towers
We tracked down another cool local diner, the Milford Diner
On the way home, we caught a few deer hanging out in a field
232 Deer
On the way home, we caught a few deer hanging out in a field

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