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About the Pocono Mountains
Visit Historic Jim Thorpe, the home of Asa Packer, the founding father of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University. Jim Thorpe, formerly called Mauch Chunk for its' original meaning, "Mountain of the Sleeping Bear," was later named after the native American Hero of the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Jim Thorpe is the perfect destination for the avid historian or recreation seeker and known best for its history, fabulous views and recreational activities. Unique shopping boutiques, antiquing, dining and more await visitors and are sure to satisfy all members of the family.
Whether you're looking for a small, private bed and breakfast located in an authentic, Victorian home or the luxury of a beautifully restored 19th-century downtown hotel or inn, you'll sleep in comfort and style in Jim Thorpe.
A perfect getaway for the weekend or day-trip:
Bike, Wine & Dine on Broadway... in Jim Thorpe that is.
A day-trip filled with spectacular scenery, exceptional food, fine wine, laughter and great shopping. This trip is a one-stop event to soak in the adventures and highlights of Jim Thorpe.
Itinerary: Delaware River Region - Getting Back to Nature and then some!
Familiar to many as the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, the key word here is recreation. This region offers something for everyone, in particular, a chance to unwind, naturally. Containing approx. 67,000 acres of valley, 40 miles of river adventure, 100 miles of trails and 200 miles of scenic drives, you are sure to not just spend time outdoors with family and friends, but experience being in the midst of a natural, pristine environment. Activities, such as, canoeing, rafting, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, bird watching, eagle observation, hunting, golfing, skiing, snowshoeing and horseback riding are all available from the Delaware Water Gap, north to the town of Milford. Too much to see and do in a day, or a week, this area will have you coming back time after time.
Stay in any variety of comfortable accommodations from nationally recognized hotel chains to charming resorts, hotels, B&Bs and country inns that can be found nowhere else. In addition, cottages and camp sites are available to suit your outdoor pleasures.
Dazzle your taste buds with an array of dining options from exclusive, romantic fine dining establishments to cozy coffee shops and café's.
A Day of Sights:
A Day of Nature:
Day on the Water:
Jazz It Up:
Itinerary: The Lake Region - A unique location steeped with Rail and Canal history.
The Lake region surrounds stunning Lake Wallenpaupack. This man-made lake built in 1927 covers 5,700 acres and is 13 ½ miles long with 52 miles of shoreline. The lake has six public recreation areas featuring hundreds of acres of forest lands, wildlife, walking trails, campsites and boat slips. The Lake Region offers opportunity for boating, fishing, swimming and horseback riding and is also near entertainment venues, recreational cooking schools, full service resorts and small intimate country inns and bed and breakfasts.
Experience the Pocono Mountains Lake Region
Day 3: (many options to choose from)
Itinerary: Mountain Region
The Mountain Region is a great place to explore during your vacation in the Pocono Mountains. Renowned for its downhill skiing or snow boarding, tubing down the slopes and other winter fun, the mountain region is a gem in the summer months too. Drive down a back country road with views of mountain ranges or through beautiful woodlands to your country accommodations. If you like to rough-it in a campground, stay in a quaint country inn, a quiet retreat, or get the finest most luxurious of hotels, the Mountain region has something for you.
Enjoy antiques, looking for the perfect homemade craft or want designer items at the best of prices? Explore and visit some of the region's fabulous country stores and specialty shops highlighting, cheesecake, homemade candies, pottery and candles. Sometimes these unique shops offer free demonstrations. Discount shopping for fireworks and catalog closeouts are a great find. Visit The Crossings Premium Outlets for brand named items from Nike, Ann Taylor, Jones of New York and The Gap just to name a few of over 100 stores to visit. Stop in the town of Stroudsburg for browsing and visit some of the fabulous dining establishments.
The four-county region boasts more than 35 golf courses, which are home to hundreds of holes, including championship courses built by Donald Ross, Jack Nicklaus and A.W. Tillinghast.
Something for the children:
Itinerary: Upper Delaware River Region
The Upper Delaware River region borders New York from Pennsylvania. This area is rustic and full of the great outdoors that the Pocono Mountains is known for. It offers gorgeous scenic roadways, fabulous whitewater and plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast with lots of areas for cross-country skiing, camping and hiking, snowmobiling, bird and eagle watching, biking or just site-seeing and relaxing. Part of the Anthracite coal region, the Upper Delaware River region was strategic for transporting coal from the area by rail and canal to the lower states.
This area is a great day excursion from other areas in the Pocono Mountains or stay at some of the areas local resorts, B&Bs, country inns or pack your tent or your camper and stay awhile.
The 37th Annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts packs several sets of ensemble jazz performances, plus theater and arts, into a three-day festival in the scenic Borough of Delaware Water Gap. More
The weekend is nestled at the magnificent Shawnee Inn, a historic lodge established in the early 1900s. The weekend will include multiple events including a Friday evening Rev3 Glow 5K, a USARA sanctioned sprint adventure race and a family adventure race on Saturday. Sunday's highlights are an Olympic distance triathlon as well as a Half REV. The race feature a lake swim, and then a point to point bike where the athletes plunge 400 vertical feet over the first four miles of the bike into the scenic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The run is a hilly out and back passing the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and back into the National Recreation Area before coming back to finish at the Shawnee Inn Resort. More