Check back on August 8, 2024 when this blog will be updated. Take advantage of the warm weather and long hours of daylight while they last. Treat yourself to an end-of-summer vacation and find things to do on Labor Day Weekend 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.

The Pocono region encompasses 2,400 square miles and four counties in Pennsylvania, which means there's a lot to see and do! We've got your guide to things to do this Labor Day Weekend in the Poconos: our itineraries below pack in one county per day, but feel free to pick and choose your favorites and take your trip at a more leisurely pace. You could always extend your four-day weekend to take advantage of midweek deals or plan to come again to discover more and experience another season.

 

Friday: Experience Lake Wallenpaupack and Wayne County

Friday: Experience Lake Wallenpaupack and Wayne County

Morning:

There are so many things to do on Labor Day Weekend in the Poconos. Spend some time out on the water before summer ends! Lake Wallenpaupack is the perfect place for all kinds of water recreation and boating. Pick up a paddle board rental at Pocono Actions Sports at Lighthouse Marina, take a guided cruise with Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours, or choose your own vessel for the day at Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals. Don't forget to make reservations by phone or online ahead of time to confirm your rentals.

 

Afternoon:

No matter what your idea of a fun afternoon out, you'll find options to please all ages in Wayne County. Catch the final weekend of the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair in Newfoundland for rides, games, festival food and more. The Stourbridge Line offers classic train excursions between the small towns of Hawley and Honesdale like the Honesdale Explorer, Farmers Market Explorer, and Ice Cream & Family Game Night. For something a little more out of the ordinary, try cycling on the railroad (when the trains aren't running!) with Pennsylvania Rail Bike.

 

The Stourbridge Line

  • 812 Main Street
  • (570) 470-2697

All aboard The Stourbridge Line! Scenic passenger trains through the Pocono Mountains…

Pennsylvania Rail Bike

  • Hawley Train Station
  • (570) 229-2147

The Pocono Mountains first and only electric railbiking recreational adventure. Electric…

Evening:

Wind down with a delicious, hand-crafted beverage at the amazing breweries, wineries, and distilleries located throughout the Poconos. Honesdale's brand new downtown Runaway Train Brewery pays homage to local landmarks while the Second District Brew Farm offers a bucolic backdrop for farm fresh beer and wood-fired fare. Don’t forget to download the free Pocono Beverage Trail digital passport and check in at participating locations like Three Hammers Winery and Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, which recently brought home three medals in the World Beer Awards.

 

Three Hammers Winery

  • 877 Welcome Lake Road
  • (570) 949-4688

A winery destination located in Hawley, PA. By blending history, scenic ambiance and…

Looking for a place to stay? Try camping or glamping at beautiful Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort or enjoy the cozy cabins and peaceful nature setting at Equestrian House. Browse comfortable accommodations in the area around Honesdale.

 


Saturday: Fun Events in the Heart of Monroe County

Saturday: Fun Events in the Heart of Monroe County

Morning:

Start your Saturday in Stroudsburg for Labor Day Weekend events galore! The popular Stroudfest will once again take over the sidewalks downtown with retail, craft, and food vendors plus live music across multiple performance stages. Browse the stalls and pick up something fresh to eat at the Monroe Farmers Market in Courthouse Square. Arts and crafts lovers will want to swing by Artisans on Ann to find makers displaying their photography, pottery, jewelry, soap making, glass work and more.

 

StroudFest Aug 31

StroudFest

End the summer with Stroudfest! This free, family-friendly festival brings retail, craft…

Monroe Farmers Market Jun 15

Monroe Farmers Market

  • Recurring weekly on Saturday

The Monroe Farmers Market has been serving the Stroudsburg community for over 40 years and…

Afternoon:

A great way to get outside in Monroe County and experience the beautiful forests and hills in our region - with some extra action and challenge thrown in - is to plan an outing to an adventure park! Test your skills on a treetop ropes course, zip line or rock climbing wall. Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge, Camelback Mountain Adventures, Gorilla Grove Treetop Adventures and Pocono TreeVentures all offer fantastic thrills.

 

Pocono TreeVentures

  • 1575 Fairway Villas Boulevard
  • (800) 446-0231 ext. 4042

Take to the trees at Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes adventure course! Over 90 elements…

Evening:

After all that fresh air, you're sure to have worked up an appetite. Feast on authentic ethnic favorites at diverse local restaurants. Try the gyros and falafel at Shah's Halal Food or taste homestyle Dominican dishes at El Cocinero Hispanic Restaurant. Head to East Stroudsburg to try Polish baked goods and the special sourdough at Bella Artisan Bakery or delicious Mexican cuisine at Tacos Los Morros Restaurant.

 

Shah's Halal Food

  • 1535 North 9th Street
  • (570) 664-6881

Shah's Halal brings the renowned halal cuisine to the vibrant city of Stroudsburg…

Time for a good night's rest! Whether you'd like to sleep under the stars at a local campground like Cranberry Run Campground, enjoy the glamor of the AAA Four Diamond Mount Airy Casino Resort, or check into a historic mountaintop bed and breakfast like the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, you'll find lots of welcoming lodgings in the area.

 


Sunday: Explore the Small Towns of Carbon County

Sunday: Explore the Small Towns of Carbon County

Morning:

Get ready for a whitewater rafting adventure through the Lehigh River Gorge! Sign up for a Sunday dam release trip with outfitters like Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers, Whitewater Rafting Adventures, and Pocono Whitewater Adventures. Pocono Whitewater even offers Moonlight Rafting!

Afternoon:

Enjoy a fun afternoon out with the whole family. Check out the carnival rides and free petting zoo at Summerfest at Country Junction - World's Largest General Store in Lehighton or experience local history at the Coal Miner's Heritage Festival at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum in Lansford. Step back in time and journey 1,600 feet into the mountain as you explore an authentic coal mine, originally opened in 1855 by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.

 

Evening:

Treat yourself to a delicious evening meal! Enjoy the historic ambience at The Mansion House of Summit Hill. For fine dining, head to Macaluso's Restaurant in Nesquehoning for cocktails and summer specialties on their inviting outdoor patio.

 

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau

  • 1004 West Main St
  • (570) 421-5791

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit, membership organization established in 1934. We are the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon in northeastern…

Pocono Television Network

  • 1004 West Main St
  • (570) 421-5791

Pocono Television Network or PTN is a 24/7 television network featuring segments including Pocono Perspectives, Pocono Mountains Magazine, live webcams, weather forecasts every half hour and so much more! Check out the stories from recent…

Wander Home

  • Various Locations
  • (267) 921-1787

Wander Home is a professional short-term rental co-hosting, hospitality, marketing, and consulting company that partners with homeowners and investors to maximize their property's income potential.

1870 Roebling Inn on the Delaware

  • 155 Scenic Drive
  • (570) 685-7900

The Roebling Inn is located on the Delaware River and offers beauty, history and nature at your doorstep! Start the day with coffee on the front porch with the hummingbirds as you plan your day. Featuring five guestrooms and a one-bedroom…

1870 Roebling Inn on the Delaware

  • 155 Scenic Drive
  • (570) 685-7900

Plan a romantic stay along the Delaware River at The Roebling Inn. Offering beauty, history and nature at your doorstep! Start the day with coffee on the front porch with the hummingbirds as you plan your day. Featuring five guestrooms and…

When it comes to places to stay, Carbon County and the Jim Thorpe area boast a wide variety, from cozy and elegant inns like The Bella Victoria Bed and Breakfast to the pastoral Don Laine Campground with panoramic views to the affordable accommodations at Mahoning Inn.

 


Monday: Get Outdoors in Pike County

Monday: Get Outdoors in Pike County

Morning:

Discover peace and refreshment as you soak in the natural beauty of the Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River during a canoe or kayak trip. Book a rental or guided trip with Kittatinny Canoes, Lander's River Trips or Northeast Wilderness Experience. Keep an eye out for local wildlife along the shores of this pristine waterway.

 

Lander's River Trips

  • 5961 State Route 97
  • (845) 252-3925

Venture through the Delaware River Valley in a canoe or kayak for the ultimate adventure…

Afternoon:

Continue into charming Milford for lunch and some sightseeing. Enjoy a hearty meal at Apple Valley Restaurant and wander through the specialty shops and Koi ponds across the property's eight acres. For even more shopping, head downtown to browse the goods at BetterWorld Store & Cafe and the The Artisan Exchange. History lovers won't want to miss the chance to explore the incredible grounds at nearby Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, once home to Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the US Forest Service.

 

The Artisan Exchange

  • 219 Broad Street
  • (570) 296-5550

The Artisan Exchange is a family-run gift gallery that represents more than 275 American…

Evening:

Before the sun fades, enjoy some fresh mountain air with a hike in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Both Pocono Environmental Education Center and Bushkill Falls feature waterfalls on their trails. If you'd prefer a panoramic view, make your way up to heights of the Cliff Trail. Remember to visit responsibly and leave no trace.

 

Bushkill Falls

  • 138 Bushkill Falls Trail
  • (570) 588-6682

Embark on an unforgettable waterfall adventure. Bushkill Falls, "The Niagara of…

Cliff Trail

  • Route 209
  • (570) 426-2452

The Cliff Trail offers some of the most spectacular overlook views in the recreation area…

Why not stay one last night? Milford and the surrounding area offer welcoming, one-of-a-kind options like the Tom Quick Inn or Babbling Brook Cottages.

 


 

Choose from a combination of these activities to create your own perfect Labor Day Weekend itinerary in the Poconos! Looking for even more ideas? Browse our full calendar of events. Take advantage of our area’s renowned resorts, historic hotels, charming bed and breakfasts and tranquil campgrounds to give yourself more time to explore, and don't forget to sample delicious local dining during your trip. You’ll find plenty of exciting experiences to end the summer right in the Pocono Mountains.

 

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