Last updated: 11/20/17 -- Check back on February 1 when this blog will be updated for 2018! With the extended holiday weekend quickly approaching, Presidents' Day yields a multitude of things to do in the Pocono Mountains. Families can enjoy bonding time while adventurers can experience their own escapades. Below are just a few suggestions to enjoy your holiday.

Eagle Watching in the Pocono Mountains
Photo Credit: William Mckee


Morning: What a better way to kick off honoring our forefathers than bald eagle watching? With the winter season being the optimum time to eagle watch, you can catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures in their most natural habitat. Take a self-guided tour, or go with a guide down the Lackawaxen River. 

Afternoon: Experience ice in a whole new light. Crystal Cabin Fever features 100 tons of ice, creating sculptures and displays while also having interactive slides and competitions for this year’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ theme. Food, music, and pictures are available as well as complimentary hot chocolate and wine tasting. 

Evening: Enjoy a night of all-you-can-slide snow tubing at Fernwood's White Lightning Tubing! Frugal Friday vouchers includes a tubing ticket, and $5 food credit for the Wintergreens Patio Grill.

Interested in something out-of-this-world? Try Galactic Snow Tubing! Home to the largest snow tubing park in the USA, Camelback Mountain offers night-time tubing with an LED light show. Check out all snow tubing parks in the Pocono Mountains. 


Morning: Stop by the Wintergreens Patio Grill at Fernwood Resort for their Presidents' Day Breakfast Buffet. From bagels and bacon to grits and granola, they've got it all! 

Not a fan of the cold? No worries! It's always 84 degrees in our indoor waterpark resorts. Book an overnight stay to slide, ride, relax in a cabana, enjoy a beverage at a swim-up bar or ride the waves in a wave pool; your pseudo-summer is waiting!

Afternoon: Test your paintball skills this weekend. Grab a group and battle it out, or try out some targets. Enjoy half-priced paintball at Skirmish this Presidents' Day Weekend!

Evening: Shake off the cold with a hot meal. Grab a bite to eat at Barley Creek Brewing Company and enjoy live music. With no cover charge, enjoy handcrafted beer and distinct food.

Brewery Tours at Barley Creek in the Pocono Mountains


Morning: Ever been snowshoeing? Now’s your chance! Take advantage of the winter season by exploring the beautiful outdoors in a group or self-guided excursion. 

Skiers and riders the slopes are calling! The Pocono Mountains' six ski areas, all 100% open, have something for all abilities and world-class learning programs too - if you want to get your friends and family hooked on the sport like you. Be sure to check ski and stay packages.

Afternoon: Seeking a little more adventure? There are always the thousands of square miles of hiking trails. Be sure to bring your thermals, hats and gloves, and outerwear for the trek. Conditions may differ depending on the area, so be careful.

Evening: Explore local wineries in the area. With four different vineyards to choose from, take a tour of the facilities and enjoy great tasting wines.

Wine Tasting at Mountain View Vineyard in the Pocono Mountains


Morning: Get up, and get out! Challenge yourself to an outdoor aerial course amongst the trees at Pocono TreeVentures. Five courses varying in intensity with over 50 different elements help boost confidence and activity at the same time!

Afternoon: Who doesn’t love holiday sales? Treat yourself to some cool deals at The Crossings Premium Outlets. You may want to bring your winter gear if it’s chilly, or just buy new!

Evening: Wind down and bathe yourself in relaxation at a spa. Pamper your inner self with a range of wellness options. From chocolate scrubs to acupressure in water, spa treatments are the perfect treat to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. 

Spas in the Pocono Mountains

There is so much more to enjoy! Mix and match these options, or create your own itinerary! Discover things to do in the Pocono Mountains. You’ll find ski and snow activities along with family fun and outdoor adventure; find a place to stay while you’re at it!