August 2012 Cover Story







Wally Lake Fest 2012:

The Place for Outdoor Adventure

August 24-26, 2012

Prepared by: Allison Mowatt

Wally Lake Fest is an annual event celebrating beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack and the surrounding lake region. The last weekend in August promises endless fun for people of all ages with exciting activities and events scheduled throughout August 24th through the 26th.

Since Wally Lake Fest honors the “big” lake’s natural, scenic beauty and the many recreational opportunities it provides from boating to hiking, there will be an abundance of outdoor adventures for residents and visitors to participate in.  The great thing about these activities is people don’t have to be athletes to take part in them because there is something for everyone with all skill levels. The most important thing is to have a blast while doing them. Some of these fun outdoor adventures happen right on the lake or beach, while others venture farther out into the lake’s surrounding area.

Whether bike riding or enjoying sailboat rides, outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to three days of enjoying all that Wally Lake Fest has to offer. There will be a Motorcycle “Ride for the Lake”, Kayak Trials, Fly Tying Demos, Battle of the Bands, Sand Sculpture Contests, Kite Flying, Scenic Boat Tours, Free Sailboat Rides, Fly Casting Demos, a Boat Parade, a Tour De Towpath Bike Ride and much more!

For more information, pick up a Wally Lake Fest brochure available at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and other area businesses. The brochure lists the complete schedule of events for the entire weekend. Additional details and daily updates are posted on our website,, and our Facebook page, so be sure to check it out at

Cover photo courtesy of Sarah O’Fee.