The best vacations are about reuniting with loved ones and making unforgettable memories across the generations. Grab your grandkids and plan a getaway to the Poconos Mountains to enjoy the fresh air and open spaces. From all-inclusive family resorts to campgrounds and RV parks, from local hidden gems to incredible events, find ideas for a trip all ages will love.
Located just two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains is an ideal destination for an autumn road trip. With 70,000 acres of outdoor adventure, there's plenty of space to spread out and a great variety of activities to try. It's time to get out of the house and get the family back together; keep reading to jump start your fall plans!
All-Inclusive, No-Stress Resorts
If planning a trip feels like a chore, then all-inclusive resorts or room packages are the way to go. Many properties provide everything you need for an amazing getaway all in one comprehensive package, from accommodations to dining to daily activities and nightly entertainment.
Woodloch Resort has been providing a lakeside retreat for families for over 60 years, with abundant activities and amenities. Choose from a variety of different meal plans and room types, including suites and vacation rentals. They even have championship golf course and one of the world’s best destination spas. At majestic Skytop Lodge, guests can stay in the historic and grand main building or in deluxe cottages, with a 5,500-acre playground to explore just outside which includes private hiking trails leading past lakes, streams and waterfalls. Depending on which offer you book, you can take advantage of daily breakfast, unlimited golf or even a treetop course climb at the Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has package deals that include delicious dining at on-site restaurants as well as golf and excursions on the river with Shawnee River Trips. Looking for extra savings? Plan a midweek escape to take advantage of special offers.
Classic Great Outdoors Getaways
When it comes to family vacations, you can't go wrong with a classic. Camping trips are a perennial favorite; if your grandkids have never been, now is the time to introduce them to this timeless vacation tradition! Add a peaceful afternoon fishing, beautiful hiking trails to explore and s'mores around the fire in the evening, and you've got all the ingredients you need for a restful escape and memories that last.
Soak in the serenity of 28 wooded acres at Jim Thorpe Camping Resort, located close to the many historic and outdoor attractions in the town of Jim Thorpe. Centrally located in Scotrun, the Four Seasons Campground is packed with family amenities like a pool, playground, snack bar, camp store, and more. Get out on the seven-acre lake at Lake Genero near Lake Ariel, and plan your visit to overlap with some of the exciting seasonal festivals and events at the property, like the Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat in October.
Can't-Miss Fall Festivals
The Poconos fall calendar is packed with exciting activities and events! Taste harvest specialties and see the changing leaves during events like Pocono Organics Fall Fest on Saturday, September 16, Fall Fest at Yenser’s Tree Farn running weekends from September 23 to October 22, and the Fall Harvest Festival at Equestrian House September 30 through October 1 and October 7-8. Our small towns transform with pumpkins, corn stalks, and hay bales during celebrations like Hawley Harvest Hoedown September 30 and October 1 and the popular Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival weekends throughout October.
With so many amazing events, things to do and beautiful places to stay, a trip to the Pocono Mountains is the perfect way to enjoy some family adventures. Browse our special offers to lock in vacation savings, and be sure to come hungry! Local restaurants offer options for indoor and outdoor dining as well as take-out. See you in the Poconos!