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.

Poconos Indoor Water Park Guide

No need to travel to a tropical climate: it’s always beach season at the Pocono Mountains' impressive waterpark resorts, where you can swim, splash, play and stay any time of year. Enjoy sunbathing in the middle of winter thanks to the transparent texlon roof, Pennsylvania’s largest, arching over…

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8 Activities to Do around Lake Wallenpaupack

A shimmering blue jewel set in the midst of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Lake Wallenpaupack has enticed vacationers for nearly a century. Created in the 1920s, this 5,700-acre reservoir is the second largest body of water contained entirely within the Commonwealth, offering plenty of space for paddlers and anglers to spread out and enjoy the water. With 52 miles of shoreline, there's lots to discover on land as well…

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Insider Guide to Pocono Events This Summer

Celebrate this summer in style in the Pocono Mountains! Whether it's a weekend concert, an overnight stay to savor a food and wine tasting, a hunt for treasures at an arts and crafts festival, or a day at the county fair, there are plenty of different Pocono summer events to enjoy. From Memorial Day…

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Kayaking and Canoeing: A Paddling Guide to the Poconos

With 150 lakes and 170 river miles to explore, it's no surprise that the Pocono Mountains is a paradise for paddlers of all sorts. Whether you prefer kayaking and canoeing, rafting and tubing, whitewater rafting or stand-up paddleboarding, you'll find scenic and unspoiled waterways calling your name all around our region…

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