Last updated: 5/20/20 -- Due to COVID-19, this blog has not been updated for the holiday. Please call ahead to your destination to confirm business operations and offerings.
As a time to honor those who have served, Memorial Day Weekend also provides an opportunity to welcome warmer months, and the activities that come with them. Browse the itinerary suggestions below for ways to enjoy your holiday weekend.
Friday: Enjoy Jim Thorpe and the Lehigh Gorge
Morning: Ready to whitewater raft? Enjoy a dam release set for Memorial Day Weekend! Outfitters like Whitewater Rafting Adventures and Jim Thorpe River Adventures can accommodate both fast-paced excursions and family-style trips. Navigate the Lehigh River with your loved ones amongst the serenity of the Lehigh Gorge.
Afternoon: Continue to experience the beauty of the Pocono Mountains while horseback riding. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, all skill levels are welcome. Take a mid-afternoon tour with Daisy Field Farm and Deer Path Riding Stable.
Working up an appetite? Visit Molly Maguires Pub and Steakhouse in Downtown Jim Thorpe for lunch. The old-world charm and authentic cuisine of the pub will leave you satisfied, and ready for your next outdoor adventure.
Evening: Suit up for some paintball. A sure-fire way to boost your adrenaline, paintball is enjoyed by all degrees of play. Don’t miss out on the action at Skirmish Paintball and Whitewater Challengers - Paintball, book your reservations today!
Not tired yet? Hit the town! Visit Broadway Grille & Pub for some dinner and drinks. Enjoy live music with hip downtown vibes in historic Jim Thorpe. Check out the action in Jim Thorpe on our live camera.
Saturday: Experience all the Poconos has to offer
Morning: It’s water park time; Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark opens for the season! And as an added bonus, active military and card-carrying dependents can enjoy free admission this Memorial Day Weekend. Veterans with a valid DD-214 card or active driver’s license with veteran logo are eligible for free admission too.
Afternoon: Tour the Pocono Mountains like never before. Pocono Slingshot Rentals deliver a 360-degree view from an open-air cockpit. The Polaris Slingshot dual seats allow pairs to feel the wind through their hair on the open road.
Head to one of our festivals and events this holiday weekend! Start the morning off with the 24th Annual Community Aviation Day & Fly-In-Drive-In Breakfast at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport. In the afternoon, head over to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm for their 31st Annual Farm Animal Frolic.
Evening: Try your luck at Mount Airy Casino. Choose from over 1,800 slot machines, and 80 tables throughout the casino. Looking for the nightlife? Stop into one of the onsite lounges or bars for some relaxation.
Sunday: See the versatility around Lake Wallenpaupack
Morning: Calling all anglers; it’s free fishing day in the Pocono Mountains! Fishing in Pennsylvania requires a license for locals and visitors alike, but today it doesn’t! Enjoy a day on the lake with guided trips with Ray’s Charter Guide Service. Waterways, like streams and rivers, are also fair game today.
Afternoon: Learn about the antiquity of the region on a historical tour. The Wayne County Historical Society & Museum and Dorflinger Glass Museum showcase artifacts and documents from the early 20th century.
Experience the “zoo-in-the-woods” in the Pocono Mountains. Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park has over 100 animals to see. A petting area is perfect for kids, and they can even dig for dinosaur bones in the Dino Dig.
Evening: See what all the fuss is about over farm to table dining. Restaurants such as French Manor Inn & Spa and The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park have adopted the culinary movement into resourcing local and organic ingredients to craft signature dishes. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
Monday: Take in the beauty of the Pocono Mountains
Morning: Have some fun in the sun while boating on Lake Wallenpaupack! Boat outfitters like The Boat Shop and Pocono Action Sports at Lighthouse Harbor Marina specialize in boat rentals. Sit back and enjoy the water while relaxing on a ride with Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours.
Afternoon: Take to the trees and zip line with Kittatinny Canoes. As one of the largest big zips in the US, enjoy zipping on their private mountain. Dual zip with a partner 150 feet in the air while taking in the magnificent bird’s eye view of the Delaware River.
Evening: Bask in the beauty of the Poconos on a waterfall hike. Venture through the hiking trails of the forest to catch breathtaking views of our hidden gems. End your holiday weekend by exploring Bushkill Falls to see eight waterfalls intertwined with the trails open until 6 p.m.
Want to do as much as possible while visiting? Find a place to stay to catch up on rest before experiencing more. And yes, there is so much more to enjoy! Discover events and offers in the Pocono Mountains. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Poconos weather during your holiday getaway.
We would like to honor those who have served our great nation. Happy Memorial Day from the Pocono Mountains!