Every season has its own unique feel, and when your summer journey brings you to the Poconos, you will soon discover there is magic in this area that will make you fall in love. Long and lazy days spent enjoying the views that include lush foliage, forested areas, and occasional waterfalls. Early mornings spent fishing for the evening’s dinner, long walks in the woods, even drinks enjoyed on the patio of your Pocono Mountain Rentals summer sanctum are just a few of the activities that will make your Poconos summer vacation special and this guide will make you wish this journey could last forever!
Warmer days have us spending as much time in and on the water as we can, swimming, boating, and one of the more popular trends, stand-up paddleboarding. This ancient sport first made an appearance centuries ago, used in battle, but today’s version is much more peaceful, giving participants a serene and soul-satisfying experience. Yeti Watersports, 100 Moseywood Road in Lake Harmony, offers the equipment, allowing you to experience the phenomenon without having to lug an oversized surfboard with you during your travels.
If it’s summer in the Poconos, the sounds of the powerful engines of NASCAR will be heard roaring in the night all throughout Long Pond. Watch your favorite drivers race around the track, feeling the vibrations of the engines through the aluminum of the bleachers. Because tickets for kids under 12 are free, this is the perfect time to introduce your children to your lifetime love of the races. The 2021 Doubleheader Nascar Cup Series Weekend tickets are already on sale, so buy your tickets today!
One of summer’s greatest pleasures has always been a visit to the waterpark, and Kalahari Waterpark is the perfect place to continue the tradition with a twist. This unique space is the largest indoor waterpark in the nation, allowing you to experience all the slides and pools, no matter what the weather is like outside! Offering the opportunity for your children to learn to become a mermaid or a shark, an underwater virtual reality experience, and the chance to surf in their Flowrider pool, this waterpark may just be the highlight of your summer journey.
The weather outside is warm but not too hot, and if you are sure to carry plenty of water and sunscreen, you will find yourself staring at some of the most beautiful landscapes in the nation! The McDade Recreational Trail in nearby Bushkill is one of our favorite ways to expend extra energy, and although it is rated as moderate to easy, this 31-mile trail may not be everyone’s cup of tea! There are access points every little bit, however, so do not let that big number scare you or you might just miss out on the incredible river views and the historic buildings found along the way.
The Irving Cliff Trail in Honesdale is the perfect one for those just wanting to kill a little time in between larger adventures, and although this trail takes you up, the sights that will await you when you reach the “summit” are designed to take your breath away. Stare out over the lush green landscape and make a silent promise to yourself to come back in the fall when all this beautiful green turns into a fiery cacophony of fall colors!
Or, if the lazy vibe of summer makes it feel as if it may be too difficult to get in your car and drive somewhere to hike, grab your favorite traveling partner by the hand and take a quietly romantic walk through the neighborhood of your Pocono Mountain Rentals summer escape. Keep an eye out for dandelions on which to make wishes, and when the sun drops behind the mountains, wait for just a few minutes for our favorite summer “light show!” The fireflies and their fluorescent bottoms will instantly transport you back to the summer days of your youth and the memories are sure to make your heart smile.
What is summer without the scent of charred meat wafting through your yard? Our homes offer grills on the deck, allowing for an al fresco dining experience that is 100% all-American! Pick up your favorite carne from the local grocer or, if the lighter side appeals, all those hours you have spent on this trip with fishing pole in hand need not be wasted when you grill up the trout you caught fresh this morning! Open an ice cold beer, slip into your grillin’ garments, and fall deeper in love with summer and your family on this, the most perfect summer evening of the year!
When you return to your summer escape each night with the sounds of NASCAR still echoing in your ears or the smell of chlorine lingering in the air, our spaces will welcome you with warmth and comfort. Reserve yours today!