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1512 Travelers rated Pocono Mountains highly for Hiking and Skiing

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Experience Your Best Poconos Vacation

The Poconos mountain area is a popular vacation destination for residents of New England, New York, and New Jersey. It is close to the Catskills and is known for many attractions, including the Delaware Water Gap Recreation area, which spans 67,000 acres and includes 40 miles of rivers. Visitors to the Delaware Water Gap can hike the Appalachian Trial and view the area's natural wildlife.

The region's many ski resorts include the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. The Poconos region is home to accommodations ranging from five-star resorts to rustic mountain cabins, which can be booked on Orbitz.com. In addition to a multitude of natural attractions, this area also has many shopping opportunities, including outlet malls and antique stores.

Best time to take a trip to Pocono Mountains

Summer is one of the most popular times of year to visit the Poconos region. Though temps can reach up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the pleasant mountain climate and multiple lakes and rivers keep the weather pleasant enough for enjoying the region's many outdoor attractions. Hiking, water sports, and camping are all popular summer attractions in the Poconos. Many of the region's historic sites are best viewed in the summer, since snow and cold winter temperatures force these attractions to close in the winter months.

Insider tips for Pocono Mountains travel

Flying to the Poconos

The closest airport to the Poconos is Scranton-Wilkes Barre Airport.

Getting Around

There is very little public transportation in the Poconos, so plan to bring your car or rent one.

Be Aware of Wildlife

If you are hiking, camping, or picnicking, don't leave food out. This region is home to wildlife that might be attracted to your meal.

Plan to Walk

Many attractions are a long walk from the parking area. Bring sturdy shoes and extra socks.

Even Summer Nights Can Be Cool

Pack a heavy sweatshirt or fleece jacket for cool evening walks as well as water attractions.

Top Rated Hotels for your Pocono Mountains Vacation

Mount Airy Casino and Resort
Mount Airy Casino and Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, PA
Free Cancellation
$119
4.3/5 (66 reviews)

I enjoyed staying at the property. I would go again.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020
Mount Airy Casino and Resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and a casino. If you drive, put free valet parking to good use. Multilingual staff at ...
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
3.5 out of 5.0 301 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA
Free Cancellation
$189
4.3/5 (6 reviews)

I had already paid for my trip through orbitiz and now have been charged again from my checking account the same charge

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark features ski-in/ski-out access, a full-service spa, and a free water park. If you drive, self parking is USD 25.00 ...
Paradise Stream Resort
Paradise Stream Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 6208 Paradise Valley Rd, Mount Pocono, Cresco, PA
$199
4.0/5 (54 reviews)

Loved the jacuzzi and bed was comfortable. Friendly staff.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020
Guests of Paradise Stream Resort enjoy a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an indoor pool. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed ...

Things To Do during your Pocono Mountains Vacation

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

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