Thanksgiving is that time of the year when we get together to appreciate what we have and enjoy a good dinner with the whole family. And as it comes in the fall, when the Poconos dons its most beautiful dress, a trip to the Pocono Mountains is a welcome addition to the festivities. The mountain air is fresh, the trees are different shades of orange and red, and the aroma of pumpkin spice fills up the air. What this means is that this will be a different Thanksgiving than any you have had before. Make a trip to the Poconos in November for a holiday you’ll never forget!
Poconos Thanksgiving Traditions
Just because you’re coming to the Poconos for Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you’ll leave all the great traditions of the holiday behind. If you drive to the mountains, you’ll notice the scenic views on both sides, and that’s enough to put you in the right mood. It also gives you an idea about what to expect. Planning a campfire cookout has never been easier or more fun. Everything smells and tastes different when you’re up in the mountains. Leave the city bustle behind and come up for some healthy air and amazing scenes.
Hike Bushkill Falls
For those that like to work up an appetite before Thanksgiving dinner, a hike to Bushkill Falls is bound to be an inspiring choice. This collection of 8 cascades in Lehman Township is a gorgeous landmark to enjoy over the holiday and promises to provide plenty of photo-worthy moments. Accessible by a variety of trails, some of the cascades that make up Bushkill Falls tumble from an impressive 100 feet up.
Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at Terraview
Thanksgiving just isn’t the same without a savory spread waiting to be enjoyed and when you’re more for the flavor and less for the cooking, reserve your place at Terraview while you’re in town. Located at 257 Stroudsmoor Road, Terraview normally offers a holiday feast those visitors looking to indulge their taste buds. This family-style buffet requires a reservation to attend but will include all of the traditional holiday favorites paired with sweet treats to top it all off.
Visit Big Pocono State Park
After dining in style, work off the calories with a Thanksgiving visit to Big Pocono State Park. Without crowds to contend with, this scenic stop is sure to be even more inspiring. Guests will find this Tannersville destination offers up 1,306 acres of dynamic terrain just waiting to be explored. Here, guests can enjoy everything from hiking and biking to horseback riding and incredible wildlife watching moments. Big Pocono State Park is open daily between sunrise and sunset, making it simple to work this stop into your holiday itinerary.
Full Holiday Experience
Of course, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is always something to look forward to, and here at the Poconos there are many places where you can enjoy that tradition. The local chefs will go out of their way to prepare a turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce. It will be different from home cooking, but in a good way. The meal will also be accompanied by live music and the ambiance is festive and cheerful. All you need is a big appetite.
Enjoy the Poconos in November
Another reason to come up here for Thanksgiving is to enjoy the amazing colors of Poconos in November. Just a short walk in the woods will uncover the changing fall colors right in front of your eyes. And the Poconos take their fall colors seriously. There’s a daily fall foliage forecast that tells you where the trees are changing colors. That takes the guesswork out of it and allows you to plan your excursion around that area. And while you’re here, don’t miss the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Hiking is also popular around this time of the year.
Your Poconos Thanksgiving will be unlike any other you’ve had anywhere else. For more information and to book your Thanksgiving getaway in our fantastic Thanksgiving vacation rentals, call us today.
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