Monday, April 27, 2015

Hobie Kayaks at Lighthouse Harbor Marina

Lighthouse Harbor Marina is a dealer for Hobie brand paddleboards and now Hobie brand kayaks! New for 2015, we have in stock a variety of kayak styles and accessories. Our newly built kayak display is located in the showroom and ready for you to visit!

Hobie Brand Kayaks are propelled using your legs instead of your arms. The MirageDrive pedal, with Glide Technology, can be adjusted to fit individuals, making kayaking easier than ever before. You can view the kayaks we have in stock online here, or get to know a little more about each kayak here.

View our new Hobie kayak display at Lighthouse Harbor Marina's showroom, 969 Route 507 Greentown, Pa 18426. We are open everyday from 9am-4:30pm.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day - April 22

"Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year." -Wikipedia


April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day which stimulated 20 million Americans and is extensively credited with introducing the modern environmental movement. Soon after the first Earth Day, the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts, along with numerous other environmental laws, were passed. Working with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries, the Earth Day Network (EDN) works to expand and activate the environmental movement. At least 1 billion people now partake in Earth Day activities every year, which makes it the leading civic observance on the planet.

EDN’s purpose is to inform and motivate people to ensure a healthy future for themselves and upcoming generations by stimulating green economic policies. EDN delivers civic engagement opportunities locally, nationally, and globally and works to expand the definition of “environment” to embrace issues effecting health, communities, and environment. They do this through creating green jobs, schools, and encouraging the halt of water and air pollution.


"Help us mobilize a new generation of Earth activists worldwide!

Every day of the year, Earth Day Network broadens, diversifies and mobilizes the environmental movement around the world. Through Earth Day Network, activists connect, interact with, and have an impact on their communities, creating positive change in local, national and global policies and practices. Your generous donation supports EDN's work with 22,000 organizations in 192 countries on our Earth Day, Green Schools, Billion Acts of Green®, Climate Voters Education and Canopy Project campaigns. Please join us today in making every day Earth Day." -Earth Day Network


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Life Jacket Options - OnlineWatersports.com

Now that we are getting into the boating season it's time to start thinking about the right life jacket for you. One of our previous blogs is a great reference on finding a life jacket. Click here to read it!

OnlineWatersports.com has a huge variety of life jackets for everyone in your family from name brand dealers like O'Brien, Hyperlite, and HO Sports. Featuring toddler, teen, women, and men's life jackets, you're going to find the correct size and style to fit everyone in your boat. In Pennsylvania, children 13 years and younger are required by Federal Regulations to wear a life jacket when not in an enclosed cabin or below deck. There must be a wearable life jacket for each person on board your vessel. There are many different types of life jackets depending on your boating activities and OnlineWatersports.com offers them all!

Physically located on Lake Wallenpaupack at 969 Route 507 Greentown, Pa 18426, you can purchase your life jackets in store or online.

Happy Boating!


Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring has Sprung! Plan Your Pocono Summer Vacation Activities!

It's finally starting to feel like spring on Lake Wallenpaupack! The ice is melting off the lake, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and we're definitely ready for summer! There are so many things to do in the Poconos during the summer. From hiking and fishing to shopping and dining, you're sure to find something to keep you busy.

One of the most popular activities in the area is boating. With a large selection of marinas, most offering numerous dock slips, there are hundreds of boaters who enjoy beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack. Even if you don't own a boat you can still participate in this exhilarating activity. Offering a variety of boats for rent, such as speed, pontoon, fishing, and sailing boats, along with jet ski rentals, paddleboard and kayak rentals, parasailing, and more, Pocono Action Sports can provide you with an assortment of activities to make your vacation memorable. If you've ever wanted to wakeboard, water-ski, kneeboard, or tube on the lake, this summer is the perfect opportunity. You can rent watersports equipment at Pocono Action Sports, too!

With 52 miles of shoreline, Lake Wallenpaupack has numerous walking and biking trails. Relax while fishing the shoreline, browse locally owned shops around the area, visit the local zoo - Claws N Paws, or go for a horseback ride while on your vacation in the Poconos. There are so many options you're definitely going to want to bring your camera!

Visit PoconoActionSports.com for rates and availability for rentals and parasailing. Visit 800Poconos.com for other activities to plan for your Pocono summer vacation!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Work on Lake Wallenpaupack this Summer!

Would you like to work on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack?

Do you want a job where you can wear shorts and sneakers?

Lighthouse Harbor Marina is hiring for the summer season!

We are looking for:

  • Gas Dock Attendants
  • Boat Rentals
  • General Maintenance
  • Temp. Carpenter to Build Docks

Call (570) 857-0220 or stop by 969 Route 507 Greentown, Pa 18426 to fill out an application today!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Boating Among top 3 Stress Relieving Activities - National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month and ranked as one of the top 3 ways to reduce stress is…you guessed it…BOATING!

As mentioned in our blog "Why to be a Boater...", after surveying over 1,000 households, the National Marine Manufacturers Association concluded that boating is one of the top 3 activities that are stress relieving. Relieving stress from your life is very beneficial in that is aids in weight loss, happiness, cancer protection, better sleep, better relationships, a healthier heart, and increased memory.

90% of Americans live less than an hour away from a navigable body of water. With that convenience it’s easy to see why the boating lifestyle is available to the majority of people. Through spending time with loved ones and strengthening bonds, boating is ideal for relaxation, stress relief, and creating lifelong memories. The NMMA survey showed that the most popular boating related activities included relaxing with loved ones (40%), fishing (33%), cruising (14%), and waterskiing (8%). Also concluded from the survey is that 50% of boaters get pleasure in spending time outdoors in nature and 25% expressed they feel it’s a chance to escape from daily life.

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) did a study showing anxiety can be lowered by simply being near water.

Weekend road trips and exercise were among the top stress relieving activities as well.