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.

Guide to Pocono Golf Courses

Pocono Mountains golf offers players plenty of choices when it comes to scenic mountain fairways. Roughly two hours' driving distance from major East Coast hubs like Philadelphia and New York, the Poconos region of Pennsylvania has attracted generations of golfers, and many historic Pocono golf…

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Best Instagram Photo Spots in the Poconos

From picture-perfect small towns to awe-inspiring natural surroundings, the Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania is chock full of places to take pictures outdoors. Whether you're hoping to capture vacation memories to share with family or looking for stunning photoshoot locations for a special occasion or event, keep reading for the ultimate photo guide to the Poconos…

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Eight Museums to Visit in the Poconos

From ancient Native American settlements in the area dating back over 10,000 years to the arrival of the first European immigrants in the 1700s, the Pocono Mountains region has a rich history to explore. Museums in the Poconos are perfect for family outings and offer visitors the chance to get a first-hand look at the past…

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Breweries in the Pocono Mountains

For lovers of locally-made brews and craft beverages, there's one trail in the Poconos you don't want to miss: the Pocono Beverage Trail! There are wineries, vineyards and distilleries to visit as well as an impressive array of fantastic Pocono breweries. Take a seat in a spacious tasting room to sample a just-poured, brewed-on-site beverage, or grab a growler with your favorite beer to go. At Pocono Mountains breweries, long-time expertise and local ingredients make for distinct drinks you have to try…

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Insider's Guide to Delaware Water Gap

From miles away, a distinctive notch in the Appalachian Mountains draws the eye. Delaware Water Gap has beckoned visitors to the Pocono Mountains for centuries, offering picture-perfect spots for camping, a plethora of hiking and biking trails plus kayaking, canoeing and water recreation galore…

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Poconos St. Patrick's Day Celebrations for All

No blarney here: the Pocono Mountains has St. Patrick's Day festivities for everyone! If you can't get away to the Emerald Isle, celebrate March 17 with a trip to the Poconos. Get decked out in green and shamrocks to cheer on a St. Paddy's Day Parade, enjoy corned beef and cabbage for dinner with a…

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