Known for its four seasons of stunning scenery and fun, the Poconos is a place where everyone from the solo traveler to families can find something that piques their interests. As summer fades into fall, the Poconos comes to life with options for outdoor adventure. When you can’t wait to get out of town and enjoy time in a place that’s as breathtaking as it is exciting, be sure to add these ultimate fun Poconos fall activities to your must-try list!
Take a Moyer Aviation Air Tour
There’s nothing more thrilling than taking a vacation to new heights, and when you book an air tour with the team at Moyer Aviation, new perspectives are yours for the taking this fall. Situated at 188 Airport Drive in Tobyhanna, Moyer Aviation has been an icon of aviation services in the area for over 35 years and offers up everything from flight training and aircraft sales to maintenance, and of course, exciting chartered flights. Air tours are available to the public year-round between 8:00 am and sunset and include options to customize your time in the sky as you travel over Lake Harmony and the Delaware Water Gap, or focus on a combination of lake, river, and mountain views.
The dynamic landscape of the Poconos in combination with changing fall colors makes taking time to hit the trails by bike a favorite activity this time of year. Consider teaming up with the experts at Pocono Biking located at 7 Hazard Square in Jim Thorpe when you’re looking to make the most of your two-wheeled adventures. Ready and waiting to rent out Trek Bikes, Pocono Biking can also offer up advice on some of the best routes to enjoy. Specializing in trips through the Lehigh Gorge, guests can pick and choose between guided tours or independent travels covering distance over a few hours or turning the adventure into a full day of fun.
Enjoy Horseback Riding
When you’re in the mood to enjoy the scenery at a more leisurely pace but in unique style, be sure to book a horseback riding adventure when you’re visiting the Poconos this fall. There are a variety of stables that offer up guided trail rides, ideal for admiring fall foliage or simply enjoying a relaxing afternoon of fun with friends and family. Whether you go with the team at Deer Path Riding Stable in White Haven or Daisy Field Farm, there’s no reason to be an expert before you arrive. Both stables offer up the gear and instruction you’ll need prior to riding so that guests feel comfortable enough to take to the trails and savor time adventuring through the landscape on horseback.
Take Scenic Drive
From mountain peaks and rolling hills to lakes and rivers that wind between it all, the Poconos is made up of scenery that’s designed by nature to inspire. While it’s beautiful any time of year, there’s something special about the hues that are offered up during the fall season, and one of the best ways to take it all in is to plan a scenic drive or two during your stay. For those that have a heart for history and can’t wait to take photographs of beautiful waterways, a drive along the scenic Delaware Water Gap is a must. With roots dating back to the 1600s, this path is perfect for the history buff who also has a heart for sensational scenery and lush foliage. If you’re more looking for a vantage point with a bird’s eye view, be sure to put a drive through Big Pocono State Park at the top of your list. The path to the summit of Camelback Mountain is entirely paved, making this trip as smooth and convenient as it is thrilling once you reach the top.
Savor Time Boating
The weather may be in the process of changing, but that doesn’t mean a fun day of boating in the Poconos is out of reach when you make your way this direction in the fall. Whether you’re looking to spend some time kayaking and canoeing through an afternoon or can’t wait to make the most of time on a pontoon, the team at Yeti WaterSports has the rental you’ll need. Located at 100 Moseywood Road in Lake Harmony, Yeti WaterSports is a premier area provider of all things fun under the sun and on the waves.
For the traveler to the Poconos in the fall that can’t imagine a getaway without a tee time firmly in place, there are plenty of options for fun on the greens. Split Rock Golf Club is a great place to start when you’re looking to enjoy a challenging, yet exciting 18-hole experience. In addition to traditional rounds on the course, visitors can take advantage of booking lessons in advance to sharpen up skills and will want to swing by the pro shop before heading out for the day. Split Rock Golf Club is located at 140 Wolf Hollow Road in Lake Harmony.
Hike the Trails
Great weather, wonderful seasonal changes, and options for viewing wildlife all are defining features of autumn in the Poconos. These features also make this a spectacular destination for lacing up the boots and hitting the hiking trails while you’re here. For those that are looking for leisurely routes with amazing water views, be sure to set your sights on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Lehigh Gorge State Park is the perfect hiking destination for those that are looking to mix and match trail difficulty levels while potentially combining hikes with biking opportunities too. Hiking the trail to Bushkill Falls is ideal for the adventurer that has a heart for cascade chasing treated as a reward to a challenging trek.
Enjoy These Poconos Fall Activities
Whether you’re an autumn traveler or arriving in the Poconos any other time of year, the team at Pocono Mountain Rentals has the home away from home you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our many area property options and to begin planning your adventure.Greg Petrillo