Cross Country Skiing
Pocono resorts have cross-country skiing trails and equipment rentals
are readily available for those interested in the sport. Cross-country
skiing packages are occasionally available with your accommodations
(ask when booking your room).
County is one of the least expensive of the snow sports (except
for the rentals). Many resorts allow guests to cross-country ski
for free on the resort property. There are, however, other cross-country
areas in state parks and state forests.
few of the area Golf courses are available for this sport. In Analomink,
the Evergreen Golf Course, 421-7721, which is part of the Penn Hills
couples resort — 421-6464 has marked trails, for beginners and advanced
skiers. There is a trail fee, and rental and trail fee packages.
There is no snow making so these trails are open only when weather
Cross County Ski Trails
Promised Land State
Park - Hwy. 390, Promised
Land Village • 676-3428 There are lots of hiking trails in Promised
Land Sate Park that crisscross between state park lands and the
Delaware Forest lands. These trails are often used in the winter
by cross-country skiers. (Go only when there is snow). The park
office in Promised Land is open Monday through Friday during the
winter from 8 AM to 4 PM. The nearest town you can ski to is Promised
Land Village, which abuts state lands.
End Mauch Chunk Lake Park - 625 Lentz Tr., Jim Thorpe • 325-3669
Here you can ski on the switchback rail line. The trail was built
on an old railroad bed so it has a consistent incline, which means
a tough ski up or a very easy ski down the trail. We think you might
want to start at the top of the trail and ski down. Equipment rentals
are available at the local sports stores. There is no fee to use
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - US Hwy. 209,
Shawnee to Dingmans Ferry • 588-2451 There are three trails for
in New Jersey at the Kittatinny center, (908) 496-4458.
The second at Slateford Farm, south of the town of Delaware
Water Gap. Take the first road to the right after passing south
through the gap. The Slateford Farm trail is on a mountainside so
there is a variety of topography. There are some flat areas in fields
and more difficult trails through the woods. It's free to use this
third trail is in Flatbrookville and requires a serious commitment
to get there. Go up the river road on the NJ side of the river.
Follow signs to Flatbrookville. Look for the Blue Mountain Trail.