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Best of the Poconos -
The Official Best of the Poconos Guide.
Poconos Attractions 2017
Poconos Hotels, Inns and Rentals. Choose from over 65 Pocono Hotels and
Poconos Ski / Snowboard Resort -
Camelback Mountain Resort - Ski
Area Tannersville 570-629-1661. The
best of skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the Poconos
Mountains. Camelback Mountain Resort is more than a ski
area; it has a snowboarding park, homes and townhomes
in the little village called Northridge, restaurants onsite,
a summer waterpark resort with an adventure park atmosphere.
Camelback has more ski and snowboarding slopes than any
other Poconos winter resort. With its professional management,
attention to cleanliness, great food, lounge with live
entertainment, and friendly staff it is the ultimate Poconos
Poconos Summer Water Park
- Camelbeach Water Park,
Tannersville. Located at Camelback Resort, 570-629-1661.
This 4 million dollar remake of the Ski resort is the
summer's highlight. A family water slide "The Titan"
was the biggest hit of summer and the Kahuna Lagoon wave
pool the highlight of the park. In addition, there are
restaurants, activities for toddlers, a huge swimming
pool, bumper boats, more waterslides than you can count
and a large attentive friendly staff.
Best Golf Course,
- Skytop Resort and
Golf , Rt 390 north or Canadensis.
Great design and conditions, a stunning natural
setting. Sharpen your skills on a championship
course rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. You
may even see deer grazing on the fairways.
Nestled high in the mountains, this course
meanders through fragrant gardens, stately
trees, and glorious vistas. The landscaping,
fairways and greens are flawlessly maintained.
This is a mountain-style track that plays
over rolling terrain, with wide, tree-lined
fairways and small greens that are challenging
and above average in speed. Water
comes into play on two holes, and there are
plenty of strategically placed bunkers to
challenge all players. From the back tees
the course measures 6,656 yards with a slope
rating of 133, and forward tees 5,789, and
is sloped at a 122 rating. Challenging enough
for the serious golfer, it's still playable
enough so it won't overwhelm the more casual
Pocono Snow Tubing Park - Fernwood.
A BonFire at night, a cute and available snack
bar with green house windows, plenty of tubes
an runs. Great Winter Fun. Plus a resort atmosphere
with restaurants, horseback riding and rooms
if you want to stay over. Snow is made here
so... From December until March there's tubing
over and have more fun at Fernwood.
Poconos Golf Course, Public -
Glen Brook - Stroudsburg, PA
- Glen Brook Golf Club is an exciting
18-hole PGA rated par 72 championship golf
course located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains
of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Designed in
1924 by the renowned first president of
the PGA America, Robert White, the golf
course rambles through 6500 yards of foliage,
knolls and woodlands. Food services have
been upgraded in a beautiful stone clubhouse.
Festival in the Poconos Mountains
Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival
- A two day outdoor festival will
be held in mid June each year 12pm to 6pm
on the grounds of Split Rock Resort
located in beautiful Lake Harmony. The festival
will feature continuous musical entertainment
on three separate stages, Pennsylvania's finest
wineries and a wide selection of food vendors
to tempt your tastebuds. Educational Seminars
will be held during the Festival so check
them out and learn some new things about wine.
Beach at a Poconos State Park -
State Park. The 2,972-acre Beltzville
State Park is in the southern foothills
of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent
trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville
Lake, which is a reststop for migrating
waterfowl and is a destination for boaters
and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions
are very popular. Recreational
facilities are a result of a cooperative
effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
the Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources-Bureau of State Parks and the
Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Place to Learn to Mountain Bike
Jim Thorpe, PA – The Switchback
Trail (11 - 18 Miles) Beginner; mostly level with
optional steep rocky descent (1.5 - 3+ hours).
Rent a bike or tent from Blue Mountain Sports
34 Susquehanna Street. They'll also transport
you to the trail provide a tent and information
on how to have the best ride possible.
Place to See a Murder -
Inn is the perfect setting for Murder
Mystery Weekends. Choose to test your sleuthing
abilities at a murder mystery weekend, hike, bike
and ski, depending on the season, enjoy the parlour
at the inn, or two step the evening away in the
Place to See Evidence of a Dead Man -
The Jail At Jim Thorpe.
In the winter of 1876, testimony from a Pinkerton
Detective Agency operative was used to destroy the
Pennsylvania miners union, as 20 miners were accused
of membership in a militant Irish organization called
the Molly Maguires, convicted of murder, and hanged.
The negative publicity from the trial effectively
killed unionism in Pennsylvania mining for twenty
years. Still Left on the Wall at the Jail is the
handprint of one of these dead guys. Spoooooookkkyyy
Canoe and Kayaking Trip -
Water Gap . Something for everyone. History,
Views, Solitude, Rapids, Fun, Island Hopping, Fishing,
Picnic, Consider renting your canoe at Kittatinny
Canoes. All kinds of canoes, kayaks, rafts
and they provide transportation for you and your
family so you can enjoy the day on the river. Longer
trips are available and overnight trips from Hancock
, Ny to the Delaware Water Gap are a great way to
fill a three day weekend. You'll camp along the
river and probably see an eagle or two.
Walk in the Woods -
Bushkill. Hike Hog's back if you
can find it! We're not telling you where it is cause....
well.... just ‘cause we don't want to. Remote, with
views and a clearly defined woods road. This was
an Indian trail in the ancient past. You'll pass
a hidden 1700's cemetery and overlook a giant S
bend in the Delaware River . Hint: You'll pass it
on the way to Bushkill Falls. ( Bushkill Falls is
a great place to hike with
the kids. Try the new orienteering course.)
Resort in the Poconos-
390 North of Canadensis. Big, formal, quiet, lots
of things to do (ice skate in winter), and great
golf course. A traditional family resort with deep
roots in the hospitality business. Every kid should
experience this kind of civility and every adult
should savor it. Skytop Lodge offers a selection
of resort lodging that is as unique as the needs
of guests. Visitors to the Poconos can choose from
the grand historic Skytop Lodge, the serene privacy
of deluxe cottages, and for those who love golf,
The Inn offers luxury hotel accommodations right
on the golf course.
Couples Resort, Romantic Getaway -
Paradise Stream Resort.
Recently Renovated and close to the new Casino.
Your own personal playground - with a private pool
and roaring fireplace. Days full of indoor and outdoor
activities, like tennis, archery, fishing, cycling
and nature trails. Intimate relaxation awaits at
Paradise Stream Resort. The Carnivale Racquet and
Swim Club features two free-form whirlpools, a heated
indoor pool and a game room stocked with pool tables
and arcade games. The Jungle Café overlooks
the pool area and is a great place to chat with
new friends over snacks and drinks. The Jungle Café
also offers free high-speed wireless internet access.
In the evening, take advantage of world-class fare
with free hors d'oeuvres at a Garden Party and a
five-course dinner in the restaurant. After dinner,visit
the Lounge and Nightclub for live nightly entertainment.
Raymondskill Falls South of Milford
- North of Bushkill. Raymondskill Creek tumbles
down a small, rocky ravine creating a set of three
cataracts varying in drop from three to sixty feet.
Raymondskill Falls is probably the best example
how each waterfall in the Pocono highlands is as
different, as individual as a fingerprint.
Place to see a Ghost -
Abraham Van Campen House
(1754-1806) Now something different. On the south
east corner of River Road and Worthington Street
in Shawnee. We don't know who the ghost is, but
she has been proported to have
been seen by residents of this home at various time
over the years.
Poconos Place to Antique -
Hawley, PA. Choose
Hawley Antique Exchange, from pottery to fine china
to furniture. The shop's 8,000-square-foot gallery
is open Thursday through Tuesday.
or: Barbara's Books And Antiques
Barbara's Books deals in books and paper magazines,
postcards and antiques. The store is open by chance
or by appointment. Address: 730 Hudson St. Hawley
PA USA 18428 1 570 226-9021
or: Timely Treasures - Timely Treasures offers antique
furniture, glass, china, tableware and more. Some
specialty food items are also available. Address:
Route 6 Hawley PA USA 1 570 226-2838
or: Miss Elly's Antiques & Such - Browse a selection
of antiques, collectibles and gift items at Miss
Elly's Antiques & Such, located in Hawley. Products
include furniture, paintings, pottery, jewelry,
linens and more. Address: 518 Church Street Hawley
PA USA 18428 1 570 226-7513
Castle Antiques & Reproductions - Furniture,
keepsakes and home accessories are among the products
available at this antique and reproduction shop
in Hawley. Address: 230 Welwood Ave Hawley PA
USA 18428 1 570 226-8550