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Upper Delaware River Region

Upper Delaware River Region   Upper Delaware River Region

(Pike & Wayne Counties)

What does combining two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen give you? In the Pocono Mountains, that is the recipe for nearly limitless recreational opportunities. When you head towards the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, you'll be headed towards fun. Stretching over 73 miles, the river courses along the Pennsylvania and New York border. This region is rustic and full of the great outdoors that the Pocono Mountains is known for. Learn to raft on its Class I and II rapids or watch for a bald eagle in winter.

The region offers gorgeous scenic roadways, surging whitewater rapids and plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast with countless areas for cross-country skiing, camping and hiking, snowmobiling, bird and eagle watching, biking or just sight-seeing and relaxing. Villages, historic buildings, remnants of a once-busy canal, the nation's oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge and home of author Zane Grey are some of the river valley's sights. Part of the Anthracite coal region, the Upper Delaware River Region was strategic for transporting coal from the area by rail and canal to southern states. The Upper Delaware River Region is a diverse blend of nature, history and culture that yearns to be explored.

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10/01/2014
The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival is open every day from 11am-6pm. $10 wristband provides you with unlimited hay rides, 3D Adventure, enchanted garden and woods, pirate play ship, and bounce houses. Also enjoy pumpkin chucking, paintball, food, produce market, Fall and Halloween decorations, and more. On weekends the festival comes alive with entertainment, midway amusement rides, games, and much more. More

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10/04/2014
Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Days

There truly is something for the entire family during these fall foliage weekends. Train rides, vendors, crafters, goodies from the Jim Thorpe Farmers Market, bike rentals and rides in the surrounding hills or along the Lehigh River on the rail-trail, free entertainment at different venues throughout the downtown, and seasonal specials from restaurants and shops. This event will also take places on October 11-12 and 18-19. More