Looking for a quirky gift for that hard to shop for friend or a great deal on Back to School or Holiday shopping? Why not take a trip to the shopping outlets in Poconos PA. The Lake Harmony area is only a half hour from some of the best outlet shops at The Crossings Factory Outlet Stores, The Candle Factory, Country Juction and Callies Candy Kitchen.
What the Country Has In Store
The Poconos shopping region is famous for its quaint Victorian hamlets, local boutiques, and general stores. Here you can sample the wares at local shopping outlets in Poconos PA, flea markets, and art galleries. Be sure to visit the Blue Ridge Flea Market and its 300+ vendors as well as the farmers’ markets of Mill Market and the Pocono Bazaar Marketplace. Both offer a delightful assortment of local food, produce, and specialty items all made right here in eastern Pennsylvania.
You don’t want to miss the truly one-of-a-kind Country Junction, the world’s “largest general store.” Located in Lehighton, PA, the store offers literally everything and is a hodge-podge of fun. From hardware to arts & crafts, from pet supplies to fudge, if they don’t have it, you don’t need it. All this and it is also a pet-friendly and kid-friendly environment, with fun for the whole family. You’ll love the wine cellar (with free tastings) and the fabulous souvenirs and local crafts, and your little ones will love the Petting Zoo, the interactive shopping kiosks just for them, and of course the ice cream parlor. (Okay, maybe you’ll all love that part). Plus, there is now an Escape Room attraction and an indoor Nerf arena, home to the Ballistic Battle Zone. It is great fun for the whole family!
Candies, Confections, and Candles, Oh My!
If you have a sweet tooth, insist on tasting the local flavor of the Poconos with a stop at Callie’s Candy Kitchen and Callie’s Pretzel Factory. Founder Harry Callie was inducted into the candy Hall of Fame in 2011, and the stores continue his tradition of making candy (and pretzels) for everyone’s tastes. Afterwards, watch authentic candlemakers at work at House of Candles or Pocono Candle. You can also visit American Candle, which additionally offers boutique shopping and designer accessories and jewelry.
All Roads Lead To . . .
The Crossings Premium Outlets is shopping heaven. Conveniently located off the interstate in Tannersville, PA, the outlet is home to over 100 designer and name brand outlet stores from American Eagle to Zumiez (with everything in between). Get the fashions you want at 25-65% off retail prices.