Emily Whalen

Emily Whalen is the Communications Manager for the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. A small town coffee shop connoisseur and lifelong lover of the mountains, she is excited to share tips to help visitors make the most of their stay in the Poconos. Sign up to receive the monthly Pocono Mountains Newsletter.

8 Must-Visit Parks and Recreation Areas in the Poconos

If you're looking for an escape to nature, you'll find it in the Pocono Mountains. Just a few hours drive from big cities like New York and Philadelphia, winding country roads lead to peaceful parks with hiking trails, biking paths, waterfalls, water recreation plus local history to discover. For…

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Pocono Coffee Trail

International Coffee Day is right around the corner on October 1. Why not celebrate with some freshly-roasted java in the Pocono Mountains? From cold brew to single origin to the popular pumpkin spice latte, localcafes and coffee spots craft one-of-a-kind seasonal specialities with ethically-sourced, small-batch beans…

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7 Eye-Catching Poconos Fall Foliage Scenic Drives

A relaxing, scenic drive is the best kind of drive, and the winding roads of the Poconos are particularly breathtaking in the fall. Exploring back roads all around the region is a great way to unwind amidst the flaming foliage. Our three distinct color zones include over 120 tree and plant species plus picturesque small towns perfect for pit stops…

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8 Quaint and Cozy Towns in the Poconos to Visit this Fall

Looking for a fall getaway destination that has it all? The Pocono Mountains is located a short drive away from major Northeastern hubs like Philadelphia and New York, and with dazzling fall foliage, welcoming small towns, lots of outdoor adventure and fantastic accommodations, it's the perfect spot for an autumn escape…

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5 Best Areas to Catch Fall Foliage in the Poconos

The leaves are calling: it's time to start planning that autumn trip to take in the splendor of the fall foliage! The Pocono Mountains region covers four counties and 2,400 square miles of northeast Pennsylvania's beautiful hills, forests, lakes and rivers, meaning there are plenty of stunning scenic vistas for visitors to discover…

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Pocono Mountains Fall Recipe from The Settlers Inn

In the Pocono Mountains, signs of autumn are all around. The leaves are changing, the sun’s setting earlier, and comfort foods are reappearing on restaurant menus across the region. At farm-to-table dining destinations like the The Settlers Inn in Hawley, fall flavors shine through locally-sourced…

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