The 3,000 acres of Promised Land State Park are surrounded by over 12,000 acres of Pennsylvania’s Delaware State Forest, carving out a beautiful place to let your spirit interact with Nature. There are two lakes and several small streams where you can gather with family and friends for memorable moments of mirthful mingling, or you can find solitude for the meditative communication often needed for reinforcing, redirecting and recharging your life's mission.
I'm not sure where the name Promised Land came from, or why it was promised to anyone or any group, but some of the history is interesting. The Minsi Tribe of the Wolf Clan of the Lenni-Lenape Indians probably understood that the land was a source of life both physically and spiritually, and they would never consider it owned by anyone. But across the Atlantic there were those who claimed to own it, and who sold it to a religious group, apparantly ignoring the other humans who lived with and loved the land for hundreds of years. Well, anyway, as time went on, the land was near ruined when it was clear-cut several times. Then the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania "bought" the land in 1902, and set about its regrowth and resurrection. I'd like to think the promise in Promised Land was made around this time, and will continue forever.