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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.

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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5 Reasons to Work and Learn from the Pocono Mountains

Many businesses and schools now offer remote options for employees and students, and a working vacation in the Poconos is the perfect way to combine work and play. Give your productivity a jumpstart with a change of scenery! Conveniently located within a few hours' drive of major Northeastern US…

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5 Best Areas to Catch Fall Foliage in the Poconos in 2022

The leaves are calling: it's time to take that autumn trip to savor 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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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 region of Pennsylvania is a short drive away from major Northeastern hubs like Philadelphia and New York; 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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Pocono Mountains Fall Festival Guide for Families

In the Pocono Mountains, we love fall and all the festivals that come with it. As the leaves turn to bright hues of red, orange and yellow, small towns and local businesses are filled with pumpkins and hay bales, ready to host seasonal events for the whole family…

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Accessible Guide to the Poconos

Planning a trip to the Poconos and looking for accessible vacation ideas? This blog post is for you! From accommodations to attractions, from waterfalls to panoramic views, we've compiled a wheelchair friendly list of places to go and things to see and do in the Pocono Mountains…

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14 Best Things to Do in the Poconos for Fall Fun

The crisp autumn air and fall season are on their way! Mother Nature puts on a stunning show in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, and the fall colors that cloak our hills are the perfect backdrop for a wide variety of different outdoor adventures and fall happenings…

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Experience One Last Summer Blast Labor Day Weekend

Take advantage of the warm weather and long hours of daylight while they last. Treat yourself to an end-of-summer vacation in the Pocono Mountains! The region is only a few hours' drive away from big Northeastern US cities like New York and Philadelphia. Whether you're looking for exciting Labor Day events, fresh-air adventure or charming small town strolls, we've got regional itinerary suggestions to help you have a great Labor Day weekend in the Poconos…

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