Pocono Mountains

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From mountain hiking to paintball skirmishes, this central Pennsylvania resort area offers a great combination of outdoor adventures and man-made thrills.

For decades the Pocono Mountains have been a popular place for east coast U.S. residents to go for a peaceful vacation away from hectic city life. You can still find peace and quiet, but now there are more attractions to keep you busy too.Explore 2,400 square miles (6,216 square kilometers) of forested mountains with beautiful landscape views. Hike, rock climb, mountain bike, hunt, fish, camp, ski and enjoy nature. Boat on, swim in, or parasail over Lake Wallenpaupack with its 52 miles (84 kilometers) of shoreline. Enjoy a whitewater challenge on the Lehigh or Delaware rivers. Hike the Lehigh Gorge to reach Glen Onoko Falls.Be sure to try some of the area’s man-made attractions too. Ride Kittatinny Canoes’ 3,000-foot (914-meter) zip line to experience the thrill of gliding through treetops at 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour and 150 feet (46 meters) above the ground. At the Blue Mountain Ski Area, try out the 2,000-foot (609-meter) Olympic luge, shoulder-to-shoulder with Olympic athletes in training.

For even greater speed, become a stock car racer. At Pocono Raceway, you don’t just watch Sprint Cup racing, you actually drive the track with your 600-horsepower engine taking you to speeds up to 160 miles (257 kilometers) per hour. Get behind a team of huskies to dogsled through the mountains from your home base at Skytop Lodge. This isn’t just a winter sport. Dogs also guide a summer dry land “sled,” which is actually a golf cart.Visit No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford for a tour that shows how coal was mined to support the coal and steel industries in central Pennsylvania. Go antiquing in the many quaint villages scattered throughout the region. Golf at one of the 30 golf courses. Or, test your skill at Skirmish, the world’s largest paintball fields with 50 courses over 700 acres (283 hectares), including a variety of themed games with obstacles and props. All of the activities in the Pocono Mountains are best accessed by car. Most sites include parking in the activity fees.

Where to stay in Pocono Mountains

Quality Inn East Stroudsburg - Poconos
Quality Inn East Stroudsburg - Poconos
2.5 out of 5
320 Greentree Dr, Interstate 80 at Exit 308, East Stroudsburg, PA, 18301
The price is $63 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in East Stroudsburg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Treadmill need to be replaced, it has been giving trouble to operate properly for the past year"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
3.5 out of 5
301 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA, 18372
The price is $179 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 3.5-star ski hotel in Tannersville. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 restaurants, and 4 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (983 reviews)
"The breakfast option was the best . Dinner we only had an option for frozen pizza."

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Mount Airy Casino and Resort
Mount Airy Casino and Resort
4 out of 5
312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, PA, 18344
The price is $129 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Mount Pocono. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,588 reviews)
"Very Friendly..."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Echo Valley Cottages
Echo Valley Cottages
3 out of 5
1 Lower Lakeveiw Dr, East Stroudsburg, PA, 18302
Stay at this 3-star cottage in East Stroudsburg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the pool and the family amenities in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (40 reviews)
"It was nice to be able find a place that I could bring my dog to."

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Pocono Mountain Villas
Pocono Mountain Villas
3.5 out of 5
2157 River Road, East Stroudsburg, PA, 18302
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in East Stroudsburg. Enjoy free parking, 2 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
3.8/5 Good! (96 reviews)
"Great experience"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2022

Cozy Pocono Mountain Escape
Cozy Pocono Mountain Escape
3 out of 5
Lake Harmony, PA
Stay at this 3-star condo in Lake Harmony. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Big Boulder Lake and Big Boulder Ski Area ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"The grill wasn't clean but everything else was great. I'll be back again."

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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