Check back on May 11, 2023 when this blog will be updated! Haven't made plans for Memorial Day Weekend yet? Pack your bags and head to the Pocono Mountains! We’ve got plenty of events, water recreation and outdoor adventure!

As a time to honor those who have served, Memorial Day Weekend also provides an opportunity to spend time with loved ones and welcome the warmer months of the year and all the fun 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

Friday: Enjoy Jim Thorpe and the Lehigh Gorge


Ready to whitewater raft? Enjoy a dam release set for Memorial Day Weekend! Outfitters like Whitewater Rafting Adventures, Jim Thorpe River Adventures, Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers and Pocono Whitewater Adventures can accommodate both fast-paced excursions and family-style trips. Take on the rapids of the Lehigh River as you navigate through the stunning Lehigh Gorge.


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 an afternoon tour with Daisy Field Farm across beautiful green fields and forests.

  • 542 Oley Valley Road
  • (570) 839-0925

Enjoy a peaceful ride on a private, Pocono Mountains family farm. Daisy Field Farm is a picturesque horse farm offering year-round…


After all that fresh air, you're sure to have worked up an appetite! Head to Jim Thorpe to enjoy old-world charm and delicious cuisine. Located in the heart of the historic downtown district, both Molly Maguires Pub and Steakhouse and Broadway Grille & Pub are great for dinner and drinks.

Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub

  • 5 Hazard Square
  • (570) 325-4563

For over 25 years, Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub has been family owned and operated by the Behan family of Dublin, Ireland. This family-friendly neighborhood pub was built on the reputation of great service, tasty food and affordable prices…

Broadway Grille & Pub

  • 24 Broadway
  • (570) 732-4343

The Broadway Grille & Pub is located at 24 Broadway, at the historic Inn at Jim Thorpe, combines historic charm with a hip downtown ambiance. Located inside the historic Inn at Jim Thorpe, the Broadway Grille & Pub serves a wide array of…

When you're finished eating, soak in the quaint downtown vibes with a stroll through historic Jim Thorpe. In the mood for some music? Get tickets for Jazz Nights: String Theory at Vic's Jazz Loft at The Stabin Museum.

Offering both the charms of a European village and the thrills of a mountain sports destination, this historic town is one of the…

Saturday: Excitement in the Heart of the Poconos

Saturday: Excitement in the Heart of the Poconos


Suit up for some paintball. A sure-fire way to boost your adrenaline, paintball is an exciting way to enjoy some friendly competition, whether you're a new player or an old hand. Don’t miss out on the action at Skirmish Paintball, the largest paintball part in the world. Book your reservations today!

  • 211 North Meckesville Rd
  • (570) 325-3654

Put a little adventure in your life! For adrenaline pumping fun, visit the world's largest paintball facility, Skirmish Paintball…


Take your pick from great Memorial Day events happening in the Poconos! The first-ever Hometown Heroes Muster is coming to Camelback Mountain on Saturday, May 28, while the Quiet Valley Annual Farm Animal Frolic will be taking place on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 29 at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm outside of Stroudsburg.

Hometown Heroes May 27

Hometown Heroes

Do you hear the sirens? They’re probably getting ready for the second Hometown Heroes Muster at Camelback Mountain! Firefighters and fire buffs alike will be showing off their trucks and their skills! Come see up close dozens of fire…


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.

  • 312 Woodland Road
  • (570) 243-4800

The casino resort features a mix of more than 1,800 of the latest slot machines and hottest table games. With over 70 tables…

When it comes to dining, you've got plenty of choices at Mount Airy Casino Resort. Find dishes designed for every palate at Bistecca by IL MULINO, The Buffet at Mount Airy, Guy Fieri's Mount Pocono Kitchen or Lucky 8.

Lucky 8

  • 312 Woodland Road
  • (570) 243-4800

Experience all that Pan-Asian cuisine has to offer now including a full sushi bar! Take a…

Sunday: Relax by the Shores of Lake Wallenpaupack

Sunday: Relax by the Shores of Lake Wallenpaupack


Calling all anglers: Sunday, May 29, 2022 is a free fishing day in the Pocono Mountains! Most of the time, fishing in Pennsylvania requires a license for locals and visitors alike, but today is one of two days during the season when no license is required!

Enjoy a scenic day on the lake during a guided trip with Captain Joe's Fishing & Waterman Services. Captain your own vessel while boating on Lake Wallenpaupack with a rental from outfitters like Rubber Duckie Boat Rentals or 1st Klas Marina.

1st Klas Marina

  • 387 Route 507
  • (570) 226-6276

Rely on 1st Klas Marina to provide you with the products, services and resources needed to…


Getting hungry? Weigh anchor at The Dock on Wallenpaupack or the Boat House Restaurant for waterfront views and scrumptious meals. Stick around for Lakeside Live music at Captain Wally's Cocktail Cove at Silver Birches Resort starting at 3 p.m.

The Dock on Wallenpaupack

  • Lake Wallenpaupack
  • (570) 226-2124

The Dock on Wallenpaupack presents a combination of water-inspired foods and culinary twists on classic dishes. Scenic views and signature cocktails make this lakeside restaurant a great place to unwind. In the warmer months, guests can…

The Boat House

  • 141 Route 507
  • (570) 226-5027

Nestled along the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains, The Boat House Restaurant serves delicious American fare and seafood. Nestled along the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack in the town of Hawley, The Boat House serves…


Grab your family and friends for a night of fun activities for all ages at Costa's Family Fun Park in Hawley, open until 9 p.m. From go-karts and bumper boats to laser tag and miniature golf, there are lots of opportunities for a little friendly competition! Finish out the day with some delicious ice cream from the snack bar.

  • 2111 Route 6
  • (570) 226-8585

The perfect place to make memories with family and friends. Located near Lake Wallenpaupack in Pike County, Pennsylvania, Costa’s…

Monday: Take in the Beauty of the Pocono Mountains

Monday: Take in the Beauty of the Pocono Mountains


Treat yourself to a delicious farm to table breakfast or brunch. Local restaurants like French Manor Inn & Spa and TREE Restaurant and Bar have adopted the culinary movement and are sourcing local and organic ingredients to craft unforgettable signature dishes. The Settlers Inn will be offering their Memorial Day Brunch a la carte menu on Monday morning, or stop by Cocoon Coffeehouse & Bakery for some breakfast baked goods and coffee.

The Settlers Inn

  • 4 Main Avenue
  • (570) 226-2993

Winner of OpenTable's Diner's Choice in 2018, The Settlers Inn's innovative menus are…


Spend some time shopping and strolling in charming downtown Milford. Stop in The Artisan Exchange on Broad Street to find a handcrafted souvenir to bring home or up your wellness game with healthy-living goods from BetterWorld Store & Cafe. Nearby Grey Towers National Historic Landmark was once home to the "Father of the American Conservation Movement," Gifford Pinchot, and has beautiful grounds and gardens to explore.

Surrounded by natural grandeur and home to the birthplace of the American Conservation Movement, scenic Milford abounds in…

Milford is also home to one-of-a-kind restaurants, from historic taverns to ethnic eateries. Grab a late lunch or early dinner at local favorites like the The Dimmick Inn or Jive Bar & Lounge.

The Dimmick Inn

  • 101 East Harford Street
  • (570) 296-4021

Located in the heart of Milford, PA, the Dimmick Inn opened in 1828 and is one of the oldest buildings and pubs in the state. Travelers will love the quaint setting and delicious menu at this family owned and operated restaurant and tavern…

Jive Bar & Lounge

  • 319 Broad Street
  • (570) 296-2500

Choose from two different atmospheres for an authentic Milford experience at this local hot spot for food, music and drinks. Located on Broad Street, Milford’s Jive Bar is two bars in one! Head around back to snack on a casual burger…


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 the famous "Niagara of Pennsylvania." Bushkill Falls features eight waterfalls connected by tranquil trails.

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

Embark on an unforgettable waterfall adventure. Bushkill Falls, "The Niagara of Pennsylvania," encompasses about 300 acres with…

Looking for even more Memorial Day itinerary ideas? Head to one of our family-friendly festivals and events! From the Pre-Season Celebration at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary to the 25th Annual Community Aviation Day & Fly-In-Drive-In Breakfast at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, don't miss these exciting holiday weekend happenings in the Poconos.

Mix and match these activities to create your own weekend adventure. Take advantage of special offers on accommodations and find a place to stay to maximize your time in the area. Be sure to check out incredible local dining and shopping during your trip!

As you enjoy the great outdoors, don't forget what the weekend is all about: honoring those who have served our great nation. Happy Memorial Day from the Pocono Mountains!