Has that adventure bug bitten you yet? Craving for some out-of-the-box experience? Look no further than the Pocono Mountains! And, there’s SO much fun coming up, you have to experience it for yourself.
Be it a trip with friends, your family, or with your sweetheart; this place will not disappoint! So get your masks on and get a-going!
On select Saturdays and Sundays through October 2020, whitewater raft the action-packed Lehigh River Gorge and experience the best whitewater in the tri-state area during the whitewater dam release! Enjoy 12 miles and four to five hours of Class II to III whitewater rafting in the Poconos.
With Halloween just around the corner, the little ones will delight in various activities like the Pumpkin Festival, or you can take a drive down Spooky Stroudsburg to see the Halloween decorations on each storefront. For the braver souls, one can take a ride after dark on the Monster Coaster, and it will take you through the night with scary surprises along the way!
For adults wishing to get the Halloween spirit, the Halloween Party at ShawneeCraft will get you in the jive! Come wearing your scary costumes and enjoy the night away with prizes, beer, and entertainment! Other attractions are also available to keep that heart pumping fast!
You can also try Waldorf Estate of FEAR, Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares, as well as the Halloween Fright Time Zip and Climb, where you can enjoy three hours of adventure park high ropes and zip lines, spooky music, and sound effects, treats for guests, and Halloween themed decorations throughout the park. Guests are encouraged to come in costumes that are friendly to the gear! Remember: Costumes must work comfortably with a harness and helmet to be worn during activities.
To match these exciting activities, you can race your friends through the night sky on the 1000’ Double Barrel Zip Line past the shadowy creatures below, where the only light is from passing fireflies and distant torches!
During the winter, lug along your ski and snowboard and challenge yourself versus the 185 slopes and trails of this beautiful countryside! Explore the beautiful countryside on pristine cross-country, snowmobile, and horseback trails. Take in the winter beauty of the Pocono Mountains on a sleigh-ride or set out on snowshoes. Mush a team of dog sleds or ice skate and fish your way around one of our many lakes. Groups looking to take to the Tippmann Castle or the woodlands can challenge themselves to a paintball game during the winter season.
Discover quaint shops in snow-covered, historical downtown areas, or snap a photo of a bald eagle. Or just snuggle by the fire with a mug of steaming cocoa. So the next time you’re thinking of a cozy winter getaway, think Poconos winter activities because no matter what winter sport floats your boat, you are sure to be exhilarated by all the things to do in Poconos in winter!
When coming to the Poconos toward the third quarter of the year, bring along your ski equipment for the Annual Ski Swap, this is usually around mid-November; Bring equipment to sell or come to shop for yourself. Guenther’s Ski Haus will bring hundreds of new and used skis, snowboards, and boots to sell. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lackawaxen Ambulance Service.
While at it, you can also replenish your ski equipment! The Winter Tent is having its annual sale in the last week of October 2020. Get new and used gear to hit the slopes in style this season! Located in the Valley at the base of Blue Mountain, the Winter Season Tent Sale is presented by the True Blue Mountain Sports Store. If you need some rad-hard goods, new or used ski and board equipment, fresh soft goods, contemporary apparel, and accessories – you’re in luck!
For those wishing a more laid back approach to de-stressing, you can opt for a peaceful ride with a fantastic view of nature! Take the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Train Excursions – This 70-minute train ride follows the majestic Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs, mountain scenery, and wildlife surround the train along the forested route to Old Penn Haven. A ride to remember!
Need to stretch your legs? Take a hike and discover the science behind the beautiful season of fall. Feast your eyes on the views of fantastic foliage! Discuss changing animal behavior, why leaves change color, and why it’s the best season to be out and about! You can join the Signs of Fall Hike, which is usually held around the third quarter of the year. Or, you can get those muscles geared up and get your two-wheel through the Bike McDade Bike Trail!
After the adrenaline-packed adventures, you can head straight to the Farm-To-Table restaurants; the Pocono Mountains region includes various restaurants, cafes, and breweries that have adopted farm-to-table practices into their plates. In committing to sustainability and health, restaurants locally sourced organic ingredients to help handcraft menu items. Enjoy distinctive dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; you won’t leave disappointed!
Other dining choices are available, such as Outdoor Dining, Fine Dining, Brew Pubs and Grills, Casino Dining, and Delis and cafes. If you are with your family, worry no more as family-friendly restaurants are also there for a relaxing time with your loved ones!
Before heading home, be sure to swing by the Pocono Organic Farm Market and Café! Shop the freshest USDA Certified Organic produce, a variety of local organic meats, and shelves stocked full of organic items that have been picked for you! Pocono Organics will be your one-stop-shop for all things organic!
No matter what time of the year you venture to the Pocono Mountains, you are sure to leave with your hearts full of beautiful experiences!
The Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time of year to be thankful for everything you have. Why not spend this Thanksgiving holiday taking your family on a well-deserved vacation getaway to the beautiful Pocono Mountains? Our delightful mountain range is the perfect destination for any family to have an incredible time. Here is how you can spend a Pocono Mountains Thanksgiving with us:
Hike Up the Bushkill Waterfalls
The temperatures may have dropped right before Thanksgiving hits in the Poconos Mountains but that does not mean you cannot get outdoors and find some of the most beautiful hikes in the area. Bushkill Falls is an absolutely gorgeous set of waterfalls that can be accessed with a short and simple walk. Several of the falls can be accessed, with the main falls being the most popular. A simple 15-minute walk up some steps will take you to some of the best scenery in all of the Pocono Mountains. Additional falls can be accessed with easy to moderate hikes approximately a mile or two in length. Make sure to wear a jacket, as the temperatures can be a bit chilly this time of year. Keep an eye out as local wildlife including black bears can be seen in the area!
Keep Warm with Some Hard Cider
As mentioned, the weather can be a bit chilly this time of year in the Pocono Mountains. In between your Thanksgiving feast and hikes in the area, make sure to keep warm with a delicious glass of hard cider. Banter’s Hard Cider has been brewing up delicious hard cider since 2009 and continues to be a local favorite. Let Steve Brancato show you his home brewed recipe that will have you become a fan instantly. Banter’s Hard Cider can be found locally in Stroudsburg.
Have a Luxury Thanksgiving Dinner at The French Manor
If you are looking for a romantic Thanksgiving dinner to share with a loved one, look no further than The French Manor. This fine dining establishment serves up a special Thanksgiving menu for dinner on the holiday. This is no amateur luxury dinner where a shirt simply needs to be tucked in. Instead, proper attire is required, including jackets for all gentleman. Children 12 years and younger are not permitted for this unique dining experience. Make sure to complete reservations in advance with The French Manor.
Thanksgiving in the Poconos Mountains
There is no better getaway for Thanksgiving than the Pocono Mountains. These activities and many more await you during your Pocono Mountains Thanksgiving. Our comfortable vacation rentals will have you relaxing in no time and ready for your next adventure!