From thrilling water parks to enchanting waterfalls, captivating escape rooms, and outdoor adventures, the Poconos offer a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation for families of all ages. Join us as we spotlight some of the best family-friendly fun in the Pocono region!
Nothing beats some cool, relaxing time in the water, and the Poconos offer plenty of indoor and outdoor options for waterpark fun. You’ll find over 200,000 sq ft of wet and wild excitement at Kalihari Resorts Indoor Waterpark. From wave simulators to 270’ long tube slides, indoor and outdoor spas, a lazy river and more, this place will entertain you for an entire day! Camelback Resorts also offers two great options, both indoor and outdoor. Their Aquatopia Indoor Park features wild slides, fun rides, cabanas, and more. And Camelbeach, their outdoor park, has tons of great slides and rides, including an 8-lane Rival Racer slide where you’ll compete against your friends! You’ll also have the opportunity for zip lines, mountain coaster rides, UTV tours and more at Camelback Resorts. Split Rock Resorts is another great option, and is perfect for endless family fun.
Costa’s Family Fun Park is a one-stop destination for family-friendly entertainment. From go-karts and bumper boats to mini-golf and arcade games, there’s something for every member of the family. Race against each other on the go-kart track, cool off with a splash in the bumper boats, and challenge your putting skills on the mini-golf course.
Take a trip back in time as you ride the rails on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. You’ll cruise through the majestic Pocono Mountains on one of their many daily tours, and are sure to forge some new unforgettable memories on your trip. High-rising cliffs, mountain scenery, and wildlife surround the train along the forested route to Old Penn Haven.
Ready to put your family’s wit to the test? Consider one of the Escape Rooms nearby. Big Screen Escapes has locations in Tannersville and Mt Pocono, and offers a handful of themed rooms including Trapped in 88, Nuclear Family, and Escape Like it’s 1999. For an even more intense adventure check out Trap Door, where reality and fantasy collide in a thrilling, multi-room immersive experience. They blend escape room concepts with physical challenges, immersive theater, projection mapping, and even more.
One thing the Poconos are famous for is the abundance of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. The opportunities are almost endless for hiking, biking, rafting, birdwatching, and more. For a great start, check out Bushkill Falls, known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania.” You can explore eight different cascades, enjoy mini golf, paddle boats, a snack bar and more. As an added bonus, you’ll find the two tallest waterfalls in Pennsylvania here, Raymondskill Falls and Dingmans Falls. It’s all located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
And Lake Harmony offers some great family-friendly outdoor lake experiences. Nothing beats some time on the water on those sunny days, and Lake Harmony Watersports is a great place to rent single and tandem kayaks and even paddleboards for your exploration. Mauch Chunk Lake Boat Rentals is another great option, and here you can rent kayaks, paddleboats, paddleboards, rowboats, and canoes.
Country Junction is a great stop for the whole family to enjoy. Billed as the world’s largest general store, you’ll find so much more than just shopping! The kids will find a full day of fun enjoying the arcade, petting zoo, and mini bowling lanes. Plus they have escape rooms, a laser tag facility, and a Nerf arena. You can even book a child’s birthday party with Country Junction, and they’ll help create an awesome birthday bash.
The Pocono Mountains provide the perfect canvas for creating family memories that last a lifetime. From the excitement of water parks and the challenge of escape rooms to the natural beauty of Bushkill Falls and serene water adventures at Lake Harmony and Mauch Chunk Lake, you’ll find something that everyone can enjoy. And at Pocono Mountain Rentals, we have a great roster of some of the most luxurious and spacious accommodations in the entire region that are perfect for your family!Greg Petrillo