We firmly believe there are two types of people in this world: summer types that live for the heat and happiness of long summer days, and winter people who come alive when the temperatures drop, feeling their hearts beat faster as the snowflakes start to fall, and become happier when they are outside, participating in all the things to do in Poconos in Winter. If you recognize that you, too, are a winter person, a Poconos winter vacation promises to set your soul free—this guide will help keep you busy and share all the things there are to do in Poconos in winter!
After a year filled with uncertainty, it feels good to let your hair down and be silly for a bit, and a snowball fight in the middle of winter is the perfect way to do so! Divide the family into teams (putting the littlest on the teams with the biggest will help keep the tears away) or launch a sneak attack when Dad walks out the door! However you fill the minutes of your battle, coming back inside to a fresh-made cup of hot cocoa will quickly warm you from the inside out!
People who do not live in snowy climates are often surprised to learn that snowshoeing is still a thing, but we can reassure you it is! Take a drive to Promised Land State Park and spend a few hours learning the sport on trails that offer views that will take your breath away or stick closer to your Pocono Mountain Rentals winter escape and head to Hickory Run State Park. The sight of frozen Hawk Falls in the winter is one you will never forget!
If you’ve never tried snow tubing before, now is the perfect time, and Camelback Mountain, with its 42 lanes, is the perfect place to do it! It would be easy to spend the entire day walking to the top and then flying down to the bottom again, but in this region, snow tubing is one of the most popular things to do in Poconos in Winter and the need to limit tubers to three-hour sessions is a necessity. Learn more about snow tubing in Poconos here!
Although this is an adventure you can have anytime it snows, there is definitely something extra special about a sleigh ride at Christmas and the kind folks at Daisy Field Farms, located in White Haven, Pennsylvania, are delighted to make your Poconos winter getaway dreams come true! Simply call 570-839-0925 to make an appointment for your opportunity to glide through the snow in a colorful two-horse open sleigh; ask before time, and a bonfire can be included as part of your tour!
Ice skating is the ultimate winter activity, one that can be both romantic and family friendly, and during the coldest of winter days, it is available at many of our local parks. Hickory Run State Park, located at 3613 PA-534 in White Haven, Promised Land State Park, located at 100 Lower Lake Road in Greentown, and Tobyhanna State Park, located at 114 Campground Road in Tobyhanna, all offer spots to ice skate when the weather cooperates! Visit one with your sweetheart or visit them all with the kids and enjoy the fresh air and exercise you need but can’t always manage to enjoy!
Don’t let a little cold get in the way of your favorite activity; ice fishing allows you to continue the sport under wintry skies. All the parks in the area offer spots where the fish are always biting, but Lake Wallenpaupack is consistently one of the most popular spots in the entire state! Fishing permits are required and can be ordered online from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. They can also be purchased at many of the local sporting goods stores, making it convenient when you stop by for some extra necessities! Be sure to dress warmly and include a life vest under your layers. Although it’s rare, the ice can crack in thinner spots, and we want you to stay safe should you happen to go in!
One of our favorite ways to warm up after a long day out on the “frozen tundra” is with a hearty meal served by the friendly staff at one of many restaurants in the area. The Hang Out Restaurant and Bar, located at 532 PA-940 in White Haven, offers a menu filled with your favorite foods: burgers, wraps, seafood, steak, even a rich and creamy lobster mac and cheese guaranteed to make your taste buds weep with delight! Their special menu changes daily and their beer and wine menu has all your favorites, plus some new ones that are destined to make you fall in love. Their weekend happy hour menu offers great deals on beer and mixed drinks and if you are traveling with kids, the children’s menu offers more than chicken strips and cheeseburgers! Our kids love the selection, especially their hot dog with fries; costing only $3 , the Hang Out is where you can find our families a couple of times a week!
On the coldest of nights, nothing warms a happy couple faster than time spent in front of a fire crackling merrily. Adding romance to your nights with Pocono Mountain Rentals, the magic is real when you choose us—reserve your stay today!