The Pocono Mountains is the place to be for quality bonding time. Either frolicking in the snow or warming by the pool, a family vacation creating lasting memories awaits! 

Encounter family fun this winter in the Poconos. From snow adventures to sweet treats, indulge in any number of happenings. Find insider tips at our family resorts and discover activities to enjoy with the fam this winter in the Pocono Mountains.

1. Snow Activities

Bring your warmest coats and your driest boots for snow activities! Whether you prefer sliding down the slopes or riding through the trails, you and your family are guaranteed to love winter outdoor adventure in the Pocono Mountains.

Skiing and snow tubing are popular escapades when visiting the area. Weather permitting, enjoy snowshoeing and snowmobiling over the snow-covered landscape, too.

Insider Tip: Pocono Mountain Villas and Woodloch Resort offer outdoor activities that can be enjoyed on-site.

2. Events

Experience the winter season like never before with Pocono Mountains’ events. The region takes advantage of the cooler temperatures and transforms the elements into fun for the whole family!

Join the festivities during the Shawnee Mountain Winter Carnival or get your grub on at the Chili & Wing Cookoff. Check out events all season long!

Insider Tip: Experience local events in the Pocono Mountains while staying at resorts like Silver Birches Resort, which is hosting the Chili & Wing Cookoff.

3. Winter Treats

All that excitement and energy can sure work up an appetite. Gather round the table and refuel at one of the region’s restaurants. Warm up at a deli café or enjoy a meal at a family restaurant.

Looking for something sweet? Stop into a Pocono Mountains bakery, and treat yourselves to yummy desserts and pastries.

Insider Tip: Resort restaurants, like B-Lux Grill & Bar and Graffiti Pizza, offer delicious fare in addition to family-friendly atmosphere. 

4. Museums

Take the family to admire the region’s antiquity and arts at one of the Poconos’ historical attractions and museums. Journey back in time while exploring downtown gems, and discover the beauty of the area.

Historical societies live and breathe the rich culture of the area at places like the Stroud Mansion and the Columns Museum. Visit the Dorflinger Glass Museum and see the nation's largest public display of Dorflinger crystal.

Insider Tip: Dig deeper into the past while staying at historic resorts like Skytop Lodge and The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

5. Waterparks

Enjoy the winter from indoors where the weather is always 84 degrees. Whether you're looking for excitement or relaxation, Pocono Mountains' waterparks provide both for all members of the family. 

Water slides, wave pools and aquatic children's obstacles are just a few attractions your family will encounter. Let the indoor adventures begin! 

Insider Tip: Book a stay at Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions and Split Rock Resort & Golf Club and experience waterpark fun free with your trip!

Discover Pocono family resorts with activities, entertainment and dining all under one roof! Find ways to save on accommodations with family packages, too. Looking to plan a family reunion in the Pocono Mountains? Tell us what you’re looking for with a request for proposal, and we’ll assist you with your event planning needs!

Don’t forget to check out all winter activities and trip ideas as well. You can also stay up-to-date with area snow conditions with the latest reports this winter in the Pocono Mountains.