Our Summer Vacation in the Poconos

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After discovering the Lake Naomi Club on a press trip last spring, we decided to rent a home in the community and spend a week exploring the Poconos and hanging out with friends. We rented through Lake Naomi Realty, and the experience was super easy. I like how the real estate agent handled all the communications so we didn’t have to deal with the owners. It makes it less awkward that way, I think.

The house was clean when we arrived, and quite spacious. It easily accommodated our party of eight (our own family of five along with our three friends.)

We stayed in the Timber Trails neighborhood, which is part of the Lake Naomi Community. We were able to use the beaches and the pools in both locations, which provided us with lots of options. We preferred Club Beach and spent two days there.

sailboats

sunset

We rented a kayak and the kids took turns taking it out on the lake. Kept them busy for hours. Best $30 I ever spent!

D-Kayak

We had sandcastle building contests.

R-sandcastle

The girls collected seashells.

shells

The adults enjoyed their drinks.

Les and me

And lots of laughs.

paul and me

Later on there was music on the beach which created a festive atmosphere. I may or may not have been caught on camera dancing.

music on the beach

On rainy days, there is still a lot to do. We took the kids to a movie one day, and another day my husband took my older two children to a fun Rope’s Course at Camelback Ski Resort.

ropes-course-at-camelback

In the evenings, the kids rode their bikes through our quiet community. I took a couple of exercise classes at the Community Center, and I enjoyed a few early morning runs. My daughter even joined me once.

C-running

We highly recommend Lake Naomi for a family vacation destination, especially if you live in the Mid-Atlantic region and enjoy the outdoors. It was relaxing and provided us with time to recharge and reconnect as a family in a beautiful location without having to travel very far.

All of these photos were taken with our new Canon EOS Rebel SL1, “the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR,” which we are using to capture our family vacation this week as a part of a blogging promotion.

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow, Jo-Lynne you look like you are having an amazing time. I love the quality of the pictures-makes me think about getting a new camera; I always seem to resort to my iPhone. Love the shot of you and your husband where you are looking at him. Enjoy!
    Estelle

  2. Stacey V says

    Any tips on where to stay at Lake Naomi? Since school doesn’t start for us until after Labor Day I was thinking we should go on vacation that last week of August.

  3. says

    Well … I know this isn’t a fashion post, but I can tell by just the little strap of that bathing suit showing, that it’s mighty cute! Glad y’all are having fun!

    • says

      There’s tons to do around here. They have several beaches, most are small. They have sailing and kayaking. Then there’s a nice pool complex where we spent the day on Monday. We like the ambiance of the beach better, though. There are biking trails and you can fish in the lake. Then Camelback ski resort is nearby and they have ziplining, a mountain coaster, and a really cool ropes course. My husband and son are going to check that out this morning. There are also planned activities for the kids at Lake Naomi (mine haven’t tried them, but friends say they’re very well run) and a clubhouse with workout room, gym classes (I took a bootcamp class that was great) and arcade games and a lending library. Oh, there are tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool too. Seriously, I could spend two weeks here, easy!

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