When you're ready to travel, the Pocono Mountains will be waiting for you. And once it's time, what better way to get your feet wet than with a road trip?
Our area has always been a place for travelers to come and relax for generations and today, the same can be said. From outdoor adventure to historic landmarks, Pocono towns have something everyone will love. Whether visiting midweek, over the weekend or just for a day, our towns will welcome you with warmth and hospitality when you're ready to visit.
We’ll be taking you on road trips throughout the destination, but first we’ll focus on the town of Honesdale. Located in the northernmost part of the Poconos, Honesdale is known as "The Birthplace of the American Railroad" and for its community, downtown art and hillside scenery. Main Street is home to unique shops and classic train rides.
Be sure to call ahead to your destination for accurate information to confirm trip details. Read on and save future trip ideas for a three-day itinerary vacation to Honesdale, Pa.
Day One: Re-discover the Outdoors
Morning: On your way to Honesdale, stop in White Mills to visit the Dorflinger - Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary and Dorflinger Glass Museum. The sanctuary is open from dawn until dusk year-round and is perfect for bird watching. The museum is located in the sanctuary, and offers tours of one of the nation's largest public display of Dorflinger crystal.
Afternoon: Northeast Wilderness Experience is your hook-up for adventures in and around Honesdale. From hiking and biking to kayaking and paddleboarding, they offer rentals for outdoor escapades. With differing hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday, call ahead to book your trip.
Evening: Round out the day with some al fresco shopping downtown. Gather features alley shops on Main Street that includes boutiques, eateries, and an inviting garden and patio.
Day Two: Explore Downtown
Afternoon: Keeping with the town's ties, The Stourbridge Line runs train rides through downtown and into the surrounding areas. They host themed rides, holiday event runs and special trips throughout the year. You'll find scenic beauty and historical treasures along the way that the first American commercial train once took.
Evening: Looking for some nightly entertainment? Head out on the town with The Cooperage Project. They offer different outings like live music and game night on select days of the week.
Located just a few miles outside downtown, stay at some inviting bed and breakfasts. Choose from James Manning House B&B or the Inn at Tyler Hill.
Day Three: Enjoy Fresh Air and Freedom
Morning: Meet the morning dew with an early hike at Irving Cliff! You'll have to drive to the trail head, but the trail is a moderate, one-mile round-trip walk. And trust us, you'll want to see the stunning overlook of Honesdale.
Afternoon: Looking for a retreat? The Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, located on a peaceful 400-acre campus, offers wellness stays with a focus on spiritual rejuvenation. With your retreat, you can take advantage of their wellness center, which includes yoga and meditation classes, spa treatments and integrative medicine services.
Evening: End your road trip with a beautiful sightseeing overlook of the Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River. This national recreation area is home to indigenous wildlife and water recreation, reminding us of just how precious life is. If you're lucky, you might even see a bald eagle along the shoreline.
This itinerary is modeled after a Friday through Sunday schedule, but you could create your own Honesdale itinerary for any day of the week! We recommend calling businesses to confirm their current offerings and operation status.
Find more information on Honesdale things to do and hotels while visiting including maps of the town and surrounding areas. You can also explore other accommodations, activities and restaurants in the Pocono Mountains.
Where will we go next? Check back next month when we take you on another road trip to our next town!