The Pocono Mountains region is a true gem located in northeastern Pennsylvania that overlooks the charming Delaware Valley. Tourists have been flocking to the region for years, taking advantage of the tremendous scenery. Outdoors enthusiasts can get their adrenaline fill in a variety of ways, while others can tap into their competitive nature by playing a round of golf or testing their luck at the casino. The area really has something fun for the whole family to enjoy, which is why you should make a trip to the Pocono Mountains this summer.
Outdoors & Adventure
You can cross a lot of things off of your summer adventure bucket list when you arrive at the Pocono Mountains. You can start off by parasailing or zip lining before graduating up to something a little more adventurous like skydiving. If you’d prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can choose one of the many trails to traverse by foot or by bike.
The Pocono Mountain region contains more than 15 challenging golf courses that are suitable for players of all skill levels. The Country Club at Woodloch Springs in Hawley, PA, and Cherry Valley Golf Club in Stroudsburg, PA, are two that we highly recommend for you to call and make a tee time.
The Mount Airy Casino is located in Mount Pocono, PA, and is where visitors can go to test their luck and try to hit the jackpot. Guests can choose from more than 2,200 slot machines or partake in a live table game.
The Pocono Raceway is known as “The Tricky Triangle,” as it is the only track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to feature just three turns. You will have a trio chances to catch a race during the summer months. The Pocono 400 is on June 8, the Pocono IndyCar 500 is on July 6, and the GoBowling.com 400 is on August 3.
Hundreds of delicious restaurants are scattered throughout the Pocono Mountain region, each with a distinct flavor to satisfy every eater. You can find some of the top dining experiences at Glass Wine Bar & Bistro in Hawley, Antelao Restaurant in Delaware Water Gap, and Inti Peruvian Cuisine in East Stroudsburg.
Folks looking to take home something nice from their trip are in luck, as you will find many types of shops in the area. The region has everything from art galleries to flea markets to antique shops.
Two Select Registry Pennsylvania inns and properties are conveniently located within 15 miles of the fun waiting for you at the Pocono Mountains. The French Manor is located in South Sterling, PA, and is modeled after a chateau in the south of France. The Manor boasts 19 rooms and provides guests with amazing views of the area. The Settlers Inn Bed & Breakfast is in Hawley, PA, and is another larger inn with 21 rooms. Explore the grounds and witness the beautiful flower and herb gardens or take a seat near the Lackawaxen River. Regardless of which one you choose, you will have an amazing stay when you book with a Select Registry inn.
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