Lacawac is a historic estate located in Paupack Township and Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1903, as a summer estate of Congressman William Connell (1827-1909). Six of the eight buildings remain. They are the main house, barn, spring house, pump house, Coachman's Cabin, and ice house. The buildings are in a Adirondack Great Camp style. The main house is a -story frame dwelling with a cross gable roof. It features two-story porches and the interior is paneled in southern yellow pine.Plan to see Lacawac Sanctuary and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lake Ariel road trip site.
In 1966, the property was deeded to a non-profit organization and subsequently used as a nature preserve, ecological field research station and public environmental education facility.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Lake Lacawac was listed as a National Natural Landmark in 1968.
Lacawac Sanctuary reviews
This place is perfect for a day of exploring and learning. Nice variety of trails and plenty to see and do. Environmental education and historical sites. more »
Living in the area, we had never taken advantage of this lovely spot. We decided to go and check it out. The next several hours were super. We walked a number of the trails and saw birds and other.... more »
Sanctuary is an understatement this place is simply a little slice of heaven on Earth with incredible knowledge at your fingertips. If you've got kids I highly recommend visiting for the day. They have a unique kids play area next to the main center. I spent 4hrs exploring & only seen a small portion!
Not only is Lacawac beautiful but the educational offerings are exceptional. We attended a well presented lecture on lake algae and made contact with area people responsible for testing. It was all very worthwhile.
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