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.
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!
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.
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.
While many of the stores in the area tend to run towards cute little shops, boutiques, and the occasional general store, the shops at the Crossings Premium Outlets are a sophisticated blend of high-end couture and specialty stores with a dash of epicurean delights thrown in for those moments when hunger pangs strike! Browse through the As Seen on TV shop and discover if those knives really do cut through tin cans or pick up a classic sweater combo at the Ann Taylor Factory Store. Austin 5 promises stylish clothes and accessories with prices all under $7.99, but if you are willing to dip into your bank account a little deeper, you can purchase a new work suit from Brooks Brothers. As you make your way from store to store, you may feel your energy levels flagging, but a stop in Chocolate Works should help refill your energy banks! By now you may have more energy but might be are wondering about the time. Pop into the Movado store and check out their elegant collection of timekeepers and be sure to pick up a little something for yourself when you do! Buy some walking shoes from the New Balance Store, some hot sauces from the Pepper Palace, and a signature tote to hold all your goodies from Coach. Whatever your interests, whatever your needs, Crossings has a store that will sell it to you!
Now there are plenty of delicious spots to enjoy a meal or snack at the Outlet Mall, but if you’re looking for something extra special, these spots will hit the spot. The Frogtown Chophouse can be found just a few miles from the mall at 472 Red Rock Road in Cresco and is one of our favorite places to go when we are in the mood for a juicy steak, crab cakes, or a comfort meal similar to those that our grandmothers used to make for us when we were kids. Seafood lovers can get their fix at Smuggler’s Cove, 2972 PA-611 in Tannersville, and those who like to get a little spicy with their dining options can face the heat at El Rincon Caribe, 2936 PA-611, where their Puerto Rican menu never fails to please! And because sometimes nothing tastes better than the meals served at a diner, Billy’s Pocono Diner has all the classic dishes you’ve loved your entire life. Breakfast is served all day here, so if waffles or bacon sandwiches are what you crave after an afternoon at the Outlet Mall, you won’t have far to go!
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