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Whether traveling with family, friends or significant other for adventure, food, or peace of mind there’s so much to see and do in the Pocono Mountains.

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Family

Reconnect with the people that matter most on a family vacation to the Pocono Mountains. The region is home to family owned resorts, hotels and attractions. Families who travel to the region are sure to make long lasting memories with the countless family activities offered. Whether you hop aboard a train for a fall foliage ride, learn a snowsport together in the winter, spend the spring on some of the over 260 miles of hiking and biking trails or the summer on a whitewater raft, kayak, canoe and paddle board, families are sure to create lifelong memories.

Waterparks

It’s always waterpark season in the Pocono Mountains. The region becomes home to two new indoor waterparks in 2015, bringing the number to five. In addition to the already existing H2OOOOHH Indoor Waterpark at Split Rock Resort, Great Wolf Lodge and Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, 2015 brings Kalahari Resorts and Conventions and Camelback Lodge and Indoor Waterpark. The new resorts will add over 900 guest rooms, restaurants, spas and an additional 90,000 square feet of meeting and convention space to the Pocono Mountains.

Dining

The region’s evolving dining scene has everything from delis and cafes to brew pubs, and menus run the gamut from ethnic favorites like Thai and Italian, fine dining four-star cuisine to down-home family cooking. Farms, orchards and vineyards across the Pocono Mountains are opening their gates, issuing a heartfelt invitation to explore and sample the region’s Agritourism. Restaurants and resorts throughout the region have adopted the farm-to-table culinary trend, utilizing locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients to handcraft their menus. Pair your meal with beverages from local wineries, distilleries and breweries for a truly Pocono Mountains experience.

Wellness

Whether you’re finding yourself in nature, unwinding in a spa, stepping out of your comfort zone, taking advantage of one-on-one trainings or indulging in a healthy menu, the Pocono Mountains has exactly what you need to get away from the urban streetscape and into nature.

Here are just a few ideas of what wellness might mean to you:

  • Hiking
  • Adventure Races
  • Yoga Meditation
  • Fishing
  • Ropes Courses
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Spa Treatments
  • Camping
  • Relaxation

Luxury

The Lodge at Woodloch, The Settlers Inn, Mount Airy Casino Resort, The Hotel Fauchere and the French Manor Inn and Spa have been recognized as some of the most upscale lodging accommodations and dining in the region! From exemplary services to Frette linens and heated bathroom floors, the Pocono Mountains is home to the finest upscale lodging.

Romance

It is said if you do it right, you only get one honeymoon, but there is no limit to the number of romantic getaways a couple can take. The natural scenic beauty and fun-filled year-round activities set the especially romantic atmosphere of the Pocono Mountains. Although the region may have become famous for heart-shaped tubs, today's accommodations include such decadent amenities as saunas, massage tables, log-burning fireplaces and whirlpool baths. The region has also become a haven of world-class, luxury spas which incorporate the breathtaking natural surroundings and elegant cuisine grown locally in the region.

Winter/Ski and Snow Activities

Seven major ski areas call the Pocono Mountains home with 690 skiable acres covering over 170 trails. Guests don’t to have to be avid skiers and snowboarders to enjoy winter. Snow tubing is the easiest way to have fun sliding down a snowy 200-foot vertical drop in the Pocono Mountains. Get a workout exploring the beautiful countryside while cross-country skiing or snow shoeing or enjoy the snow with some four-legged friends on a horseback ride or while dogsledding.

Girlfriend Getaways/Mancations

It’s not always easy to get the gang back together, but when you finally do, the Pocono Mountains is the place to be. Enjoy some time with your pals for a relaxing weekend at the spa, hitting the links on a golf course or the slopes of a ski area, taking in a show, trying your hand at the casino and sipping on locally crafted beers and wines.

Outdoor Recreation

Get outdoors and become one with nature. The Pocono Mountains has 260 miles of biking and hiking trails, 170 miles of river to raft, float and paddle on and 150 miles of lakes for fishing and boating. There are exhilarating treetop ropes courses to be found throughout the region. These exhilarating obstacle courses are set in the natural mountain environment, with aerial obstacles including ziplines, suspended bridges, scramble nets and swinging logs suspended between trees.

Green

The Pocono Mountains has always been green. However, there is more to this green destination than 127 varieties of trees! The Pocono Mountains is committed to enhancing the economic and environmental well-being of our region. From the beginning of the conservation movement in the 19th century at Grey Towers to one of the most environmentally friendly sports venues at Pocono Raceway the Pocono Mountains and its attractions have a long commitment to protecting our greatest resources.

Economic Development

Tourism drives economic development in the Pocono Mountains. The tourism industry generates jobs and tax revenues. New convention space to the region will attract corporate meetings and group events raising awareness about the Pocono Mountains as not only an ideal vacation destination but also an ideal place to do business. The quality of life for Pocono Mountains’ locals includes upgraded public areas, dining and nightlife and access to attractions and events. The improved well-being of the residents of the region make it appealing for businesses to relocate to the Pocono Mountains.