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Summer Vacation Ideas

The Poconos have always enjoyed a sylvan splendor. Richly blessed with forests that carpet them, these mountains have long been a favorite American resort destination. At one point the town now called Jim Thorpe was the second most popular honeymoon spot in the country. Presidents and patriots have long flocked to this wonderful place, each leaving another layer of tradition and history in their place. With so many things to do and see, you'll be hard pressed to find time enough to get it all in during one stay. 

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in the Poconos is a real treat. There's something about being on a horse as you navigate the trails and terrain. The woods are comfortable, and it's a healthy way to explore. Moreover, you'll feel at one with nature on horseback, getting away from the autos and machines.


The Poconos offer over 30 golf courses, some of them world-class. Famous designers such as Robert Trent Jones, Geoffrey Cornish, A.W. Tillinghast, and Jack Nicklaus have all left their mark on the Poconos, and left them better for the contribution. The higher elevation seems to make the air a bit clearer and the ball fly a bit farther. Play 18 championship holes and find out for yourself.

Outdoor Activities

Canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, tubing, fishing, swimming, and boating are all part of the fun in store when you visit the Poconos. The mighty and historic Delaware River and the Lehigh River each offer awesome whitewater rafting experiences and different levels of challenges, from the mild to quite intense, as your experience dictates. If you'd like something tamer, of course, there are always the waterparks to enjoy. It's a blast getting wet in the Poconos.

Animal Watching

Nature lovers will adore the Poconos. From rabbits and deer to eagles, from delicate flowers to mighty trees, the flora and fauna abound. What a great opportunity to take pictures and leave footprints, while you camp and hike and enjoy the wonders of the northeast Pennsylvania mountains.

Adventure Seekers

For the more adventurous guests, the Poconos offer up splunking (cave exploration) rock climbing, bungee cord experiences, skydiving, hot air balloon rides... Mountain bikers and other cyclists will enjoy the Poconos, and the many miles of trails designated for them. Touring cyclists will enjoy the hundreds of paved roads that seem as though they were made for them! Biking is a spectacular way to see and explore the rich wonders of the Poconos.

Art and Museums

There are many museums and galleries to explore, and history lives on within them. Antique collectors will enjoy browsing the shops. All summer long, there are music festivals. Jim Thorpe always hosts some great headliner entertainment and the renaissance fair has always been very popular. Second only to Niagara Falls as a honeymooner's destination, the Poconos offer up a wealth of sightseeing opportunities and activities as well.