Along with being a time to honor those who have served in our military, Memorial Day Weekend also provides an opportunity to welcome warmer months, and the exciting activities that come along with them. The Pocono Mountains is filled with fun activities just waiting for you to take part in this summer. Here are ten fun-filled ideas to put on your to-do list in the Pocono Mountains this summer:

Festival Season
Warm weather hails outdoor events and plenty of festivals. The Pocono Mountains is the perfect location for festivals, pairing scenic views with entertainment for all ages. Food, wine, crafts, rides, nature, outdoor celebrations, live music—can it get any better? Be sure to bring the family and spend the day at one of our fairs this summer!

Small Town Flair
That special small-town sensation is felt throughout the Pocono Mountains. Quaint walkaround towns like Milford, Jim Thorpe, Honesdale, and Stroudsburg pair well with a day of exploring local shops, eating at outdoor cafes, and finding hidden gems in the downtown areas. Bonus points: stay at a B&B overnight to get an extra day to explore.

National and State Parks
Take a breath of fresh air. Explore the 2,400 square miles of natural areas in the Pocono Mountains including nine state parks, two national parks, and hundreds of acres of state game lands. These parks are a preservation of land perfect for hiking, swimming, fishing, and picnicking.

Fun on the River
Whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and inner tubing down the Delaware River and Lehigh River have long been popular activities to soak up the summer sun while enjoying quality time disconnected from the everyday hustle, to reconnect with family and friends.

Fly and Climb Through the Trees
Adventure parks are becoming an increasingly popular activity in the Pocono Mountains, containing family-friendly activities like ropes courses, all-season tubing lanes, coasters, climbing walls and zip lines.

Splash Around
Waterparks are the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. Explore waterslides, rides, and attractions under the summer sky. Or, with a collection of indoor waterparks in the Pocono Mountains, the fun doesn’t need to end on a rainy day; bring the party inside and splash the day away regardless of the weather!

Ready, Set, GO!
You can find races of all kinds in the Pocono Mountains. From challenging 5ks and adventure races, to NASCAR races, the need for speed is real. You can even get behind the wheel yourself in a stock car to lay down some rubber.

Lake Life
Boating, jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking, and swimming, are just a few ways to enjoy the lake life in the Pocono Mountains. At night, visitors can kick up their feet and watch some of the best sunsets over the blue water.

Golf & Spas
Numerous golf courses can be found in the Pocono Mountains, from small private clubs and practice areas to sprawling resort systems designed by the greats. The varied landscape ensures plenty of challenges, and the scenery never disappoints. Rich in health and wellness options, from day spas to yoga classes, fitness clubs and overnight destination spas, the Pocono region is a genuine paradise for spas.

Walk or hike to one of the many waterfalls in the Pocono Mountains for a natural, inexpensive way to beat the heat this summer. Most waterfalls are easy to access and free or almost free to view. These gorgeous cascades can be found in each of the four counties that make up the Pocono region.

Summer camps in the Poconos cater to various interests and new experiences, incorporating the vast nature of the region, like swimming, hiking, biking, adventure sports, and fireside fun, all while promoting learning and social growth. Summer adventurers can take on our Summer Adventure Bucket List to get their adrenaline pumping.

Is saving money more your thrill level? We have summer deals to make your wallet smile! Explore more in the Poconos with our summer blogs and our interactive map.

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About the Pocono Mountains 
With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands, and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 163 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 30 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing, and open access to nine state and two national parks.

Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at www.PoconoMountains.comor by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). Follow @PoconoTourismPR on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit, membership organization. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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