Asti and I love to travel around the Pocono Mountains finding pet-friendly establishments! Last month we took a road trip to the northern region, looking for a pet-friendly campground to stay at this fall.
Our first visit was at Ponderosa Pines in Honesdale. Nestled beneath the pine trees, Ponderosa Pines offers large wooded and open campsites, tent sites, and rustic and full service cabins. Asti and I walked along the lake and watched a family trying to paddle their boat. Being the spoiled pooch she is, she was treated to a doggie ice cream and a bone from Fran, the owner. Unfortunately, I did not get a treat, grrrr!
The next stop was Valley View Farm & Campground in Waymart. After meeting with Bill, the owner, we took a walk, and let me tell you, the view from the campsite was incredible! Valley View is a friendly, family place where the campsites are spacious and are available in the shade or open field (where Asti took off on me).
We met Debby and Tim at the Countryside Family Campground where they are more than happy to have your pets join you while you're camping, as long as you follow their pet guidelines. You may want to visit the Countryside Family Campground website periodically as we hear they have fantastic deals you don't want to miss. This past summer they posted a weekend deal and were booked up the same day it was posted!
Our final destination was the Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort. This campground has been family owned and operated since 1954 and has a "Pet Swimming Area Only" beach (both photos taken at Keen Lake). The day we were visiting they were getting ready for their "Wild Thing" event which consisted of fun and games for pets and pet owners. Jan, one of the owners, told us they were having a Pet Fashion Parade and a Canine Musial Chairs game. All donations from the weekend benefitted the Dessin Animal Shelter and Pocono Wildlife Rehab Center. Wow, can't get any more pet-friendly than that! Asti wants me to book a site for next year's "Wild Thing" weekend. Better get her a lift jacket and a start on playing musical chairs!
With fall here, there is no better time to pack up the pets and head to a pet-friendly campground in the Pocono Mountains!