The INSIDE Scoop

This Week’s Indoor Fun Find: Wax Hand Dipping Continued consideration in blending ideas for recreation, brings This Week’s edition of the Inside Scoop where we share a few interior to-do’s across the area. Settle in with the oldest candle shop in the Poconos — House of Candles for an awesome memory “making” experience with wax […]


PA Trout Season is Right Around the Corner With Pennsylvania’s Trout Season’s April 13 start in a matter of weeks, let’s reel-in a fish fact. Thanks to Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s Walt Dietz, we’ve got a line on a few popular PA Trout. Did you know… Pennsylvania has several species of fish from the […]


Explore a Break-IN Escape Situation This Week shares more interior to-do’s across the area, where participants can try a unique escape room experience! Trap Door Escape Room’s 3000 square-foot warehouse offers a clever take on the great escape as the participant’s objective is to break INTO a storyline. Now playing CURE Z, this 2-hour 10+ […]

THIS WEEK’s…Invitation for a Planning Situation

THIS WEEK…Start Exploring Events to Make You Want to Stay

The Pocono Mountains—a magnificent vacation destination with tons of ideas for recreation. A view into a few “why’s” illustrates events and opportunities that are igniting Spring enthusiasm for fulltime or second home “stays”. As March maneuvers more than a few green-themed scenes across the region; it stands to reason Irish Fest cultivates plans to invest […]

THIS WEEKEND…Make Parade Plans in Stroudsburg

THIS WEEKEND…Share a Farewell to Flurries End of Season Sight

THIS WEEK…Enjoy a Local LIVE

THIS WEEK…Make Your Mark to See March Educational Opportunities

THIS WEEK…in the Poconos

THIS WEEK’S FORECAST for Appreciation on the Slopes

THIS WEEK’S Spotlight

THIS WEEK…Start Making March Winter Sports Music Festival Plans

Pocono Mountains Resorts Guide

T’is the season to be jolly because snow play is well underway with This Week in the Pocono’s Ski Guide giving details on the area’s top resorts. Trail map illustrations coax participants where to plan the day’s different level slopes; while mountain stats offer facts for selecting which resort to try the sport day one, […]

THIS WEEK…Consider an Afterdark Snowtubing Park Experience

THIS WEEK’s…Species Fun Fact

This Week’s INSIDE Scoop on Fun Found Indoors

THIS WEEK’s Thrill Suggestion…Trap Door Escape Room CURE Z

THIS WEEKEND…Experience 2 Resorts with 1 Lift Ticket & Plan on More for the Cure

THIS WEEK’s Fun Fact

THIS WEEKEND…Ski Big Bear Welcomes Winter Carnival Fun

THIS WEEKEND…Checkout Blue Mountain Winterfest January 26 & 27

This Week’s…Pocono Point

THIS WEEK…Explore a Menu with a View

THIS WEEK…Between the Pages…

THIS WEEK…Create Some Great Resort Snow Days

This Week…Explore Shawnee Experiences

This Week…Make End of the Month Plans to Expand on Ice

This Week…Learn an Eagles Experience

This Week…Enjoy ATV Trails

This Week’s Pocono Point

THIS WEEK…Download One of These Top Trail Maps


THIS WEEK Make January Plans to Expand Snow-rizons

THIS WEEK…Order Some Sweet Treats

THIS WEEK…Download some great holiday savings across the Pocono Mountains!

THIS WEEKEND…Head to Hawley Winter Fest December 7th – 9th

THIS WEEKEND…Enjoy Quiet Valley’s Old Time Christmas Tradition December 8 & 9

THIS WEEK…Experience Amazing Holiday Theater Options at Shawnee

THIS WEEK…Take a Peek into Holiday Gift Giving at Briar Patch

THIS WEEK…Checkout great presents persuasion for outdoor snow play

THIS WEEK…Learn how new home decisions can cut costs

THIS WEEK…Enjoy some cozy downtime with a good book

THIS WEEK’S…COUPONS & OFFERS throughout the Pocono Mountains

Be a Coupon CLICKER…pick a coupon & download the image to save on your next Pocono Mountains Shop, Restaurant, and Attraction visit… Click to Enlarge and View to Download: Bushkill East Stroudsburg – Marshalls Creek GreentownCheck out Dutch’s Digital Coupons online: Lake Ariel Stroudsburg – Snydersville Tannersville

THIS WEEKEND…Checkout a View into Events to Browse & Buy with More in Store


THIS WEEK…Start Some Season Planning

THIS WEEK…See all the Holiday Attractions

THIS HALLOWEEN…Try a Kalahari Gorilla Grove Experience!

THIS WEEK…Lock in on Snow Sport Savings at Shawnee!

THIS WEEK’s Night Fright Attraction…Camelback’s Monster Mountain

THIS WEEK…Enjoy a family friendly funtime at the Junction!

THIS WEEK…Start planning for Events Focused on Gift Giving

THIS WEEK…Explore Kalahari Suite Escapes & Community Days

THIS WEEKEND’s Food for Thought at Shawnee

THIS WEEK’s Focus for a Halloween Scream

THIS WEEKEND…Quiet Valley’s 44th Annual Harvest Festival Returns October 6 & 7

THIS WEEKEND…Enjoy the Autumn Timber Festival at Shawnee Mountain October 6 & 7

THIS WEEK…Get in the Holiday Mood and Explore a Deep Dark Cave Tour

THIS WEEK…Shawnee Mountain = P-Awesome Puppy Palooza Fun September 22 & 23

THIS WEEK…Head to Blue for an Oktoberfest View September 29th & 30th

THIS WEEK…Explore Autumn Splendor

THIS WEEK…Be a Part Right from the Start

CHECKOUT A VIEW (OR TWO) OF THESE AMAZING POCONO FOLK FEST PERFORMERS… Professor Louie & The Crowmatix: John Sebastian: Lenny Kaye: Sean Della Croce: Strawberry Jam: The Lost Ramblers: Katlyn Lowe: Lisa Ellex: The Bikini Brothers:  

THIS WEEK…Explore an Amazing Animal Attraction

THIS WEEK…Set Out to Get Out and Enjoy Treetop Adventures

THIS WEEK…Experience.

THIS WEEKEND…Don’t Miss This Savory Sensation at Shawnee! Plus…

THIS WEEK…Explore a Country Kettle Melting Pot of Magnificent Sweet Treats

THIS WEEKEND…Explore LaFesta Italiana August 31st thru September 3rd in Scranton

THIS WEEKEND…inVEST in Time On & Around the Lake with Wally Lake Fest August 24-26

THIS WEEKEND…Watch Wally Lake Fest on the Lake

THIS WEEKEND…Pocono State Craft Festival returns to Quiet Valley!

THIS WEEKEND…Spend some time at Blue Mountain’s Beer Fest


THIS WEEK…Roll into Something New

THIS WEEK…Experience Unique Grilling Eats

THIS WEEK…Learn a Fun Fact about the Poconos!

THIS WEEK…A Wednesday Night Only Concert You Won’t Want to Miss

Best known for his portrayal of the “Phantom” in The Phantom of the Opera, don’t miss Franc D’Ambrosio as he brings Broadway to East Stroudsburg! Also experience Musical Director Scott Besser! Tickets are $25 Adult/ $15 Student 570.460.7671  

THIS WEEK…Experience Halotherapy

THIS WEEK’s Spoon with a View…Delightful Kartrite’s Summit House Sights

THIS WEEK…Take in a Show

THIS WEEK…Quiet Valley’s Heritage Craft Day Returns August 11

THIS WEEK…Hit the Slopes

THIS WEEK…Shawnee’s Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival Returns August 4th & 5th

THIS WEEK…Forecasting Fun at Barley Creek

THIS WEEK…Explore the 14th Annual Festival August 4th & 5th

THIS WEEK…Carbon County Farms.Families.Fairs.Fun

TODAY… Make Plans for a Jubilee August 2 Celebration


THIS WEEK…Take a Peek at Critters for a Fun Time Rain or Shine

THIS WEEKEND…Checkout Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival July 21 & 22

THIS WEEK…Head over to Shawnee for Oktoberfest July 14 & 15

THIS WEEK…Music in the Valley

THIS WEEK…Experience Fish & Pay Lakes

THIS WEEK…Find Professionals to Assist a Wish to Love Living in the Poconos

REAL ESTATE GUIDE professionals share a common dedication to helping clients find or build an ideal Pocono Mountains living. As some seek the thrill of a vacation getaway, others scenery and serenity surrounding a full-time stay; teams translate buying, renting and building wants and needs attentively. Whether wanting private scenery, or close to entertainment, shopping […]

THIS WEEK Pick a Day for Waterpark Play


THIS WEEK…Start Planning for Week’s of Fun Under the Sun

THIS WEEK…Consider a Underground Experience

THIS WEEK’s Holiday Delights & Sights

July in the Poconos ignites interest in making plans for fireworks and holiday festivities! The mountains lend their own unique touch as nature’s acoustics blend bursts with patriotic tunes across the region. While dazzling sprays of light capture the night; let’s not forget daylight delights with food, festivals, games and more. Break free from a […]

THIS WEEK Shares Anniversary Savings In-Store

Bendixen’s Giftware & Boutique blends unique souvenirs and apparel with an opportunity to browse around and see how intriguing a Pocono Mountains destination can be. This not-so-new Pocono Summit “neighbor” attributes a knack for embracing area evolution to its successful Route 940 address decades in the making. Understanding vacationers and fulltime friends alike can appreciate […]

THIS WEEK Explore Unique Pocono Crafts

As outdoor bonfires and barbecues create cause to collect neighbors, friends and family; fireflies, though eye-catching, just don’t seem fetching enough illumination for pathway navigation. Fear not—Hutton Metalcrafts has the solution! With unique lantern options, there’s no need to substitute a beautiful garden using a big-box store simple solar plug-in. These clever copper creations are […]

THIS WEEK’s Community Concept

Independence Day impressions lead us to address another longtime name sharing 40-year fame—Liberty Homes Custom Builders. Embracing the concept to build a lifelong home comes from building a great community to live in since 1978; partners John Holahan and Frank Repholz dive right into discussing property perception. “[A community] is not just roads and businesses,” […]

NEXT WEEK…JUNE 23 You’ll Want to be

Summer defines Barley Creek’s divine splendor setting the stage for all to rave with Summerfest 14 taking over Pint Size Park 4-10 p.m. June 23. Extinguishing any uncertainty, you can rest assured they’ll be phenomenal music with some of the area’s hottest performers like headliners the Maybabies, plus a special appearance by Katie Ruvane. Throw […]

THIS WEEKEND…Quiet Valley Shares June 16

For more than 50 years, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm has introduced guests to farm life as it was nearly two centuries ago. Unmasking a friendly atmosphere with farm animals, gardening basics and history, guides portraying the farm’s family members invite all to experience days gone by. June 16’s Summer Garden Party continues that tradition […]

NEXT WEEK…Make Plans June 23 & 24 to Tour

When selecting Pocono Mountains opportunities some prefer a mild, relaxing destination; others retract calming reservations choosing sort of a “wild life” situation. Ready to accommodate, Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center has set a date that assures anything but a hibernation allure, inviting all to an Open House tour 10-4 June 23 and 24. You’ll […]

THIS WEEKEND…Fly-into Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport Sunday May 27

Flippin’ flapjacks!  There’s some Memorial Weekend high flying action set for Sunday, May 27 as Community Aviation Day and Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast takes flight from 8am to 2pm at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport! Start the day off with a hearty pancake breakfast in the hangar then hang around for helicopter and airplane rides, regional resources, […]

THIS WEEK expand entertaining options

Sharing ideas for outdoor entertaining, The Shoppes at American Candle is embracing summer symbolism for growth. Announcing expansion intentions, this popular Tannersville destination will soon host a Pocono Local Wineries and Breweries section! Welcoming these “Pieces of the Poconos” on-board gives patrons the chance to partake in an astounding assortment of area wine and craft […]

THIS WEEKEND…Celebrate at Shawnee Celtic Festival May 26 & 27

Festival season starts Memorial Day weekend at Shawnee Mountain! Kicking things into high gear the popular resort calls for all Irish, Scottish and Welsh clans to share in their annual plan for Shawnee Celtic Festival this year running May 26 & 27. A long standing tradition of live music, delicious food, themed vendors and dedicated […]

THIS SUMMER…in the Poconos

Summers are sensational in the Pocono Mountains! May ignites expectations for monumental outdoor recreation as warm weather seems to build excitement across the board for a variety of things to do. All eyes, nationally and within a drive, shift to Pocono Raceway as June races seem to set the pace for the start of weekly […]

ANY WEEK’s Reminder & Gift Finder for Mom

While a May 13 Mother’s Day reminder served as a perfect way to find her an ideal gift for the day; let’s shift gears here and share  a little creative selection direction on anytime giving. Looking alphabetically area-wise is an assortment comprised of destinations and gift ideas. Then think about non-cooking considerations where we’ve got […]

THIS WEEK’s Unique Hiking Experience

Located in Hickory Run State Park, Boulder Field is a National Natural Landmark and a true scenic wonder. A potpourri of loosely-packed boulders which range in size from a few inches to 25′ in length; its contents were left behind after the last ice advance. The surprisingly flat field measures 400′ wide, 1,800′ long and […]

THIS SUMMER’s 5 Festival Forecasts

Warm weather reaps the rewards to kicking off another fine festival season in the Poconos. Shawnee Mountain shares a flare for collecting some of the top area activities with a timeline you’ve just got to see. Let’s start with a “green scene” bringing the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands to […]

THIS WEEKEND Farm Animal Frolic nestles into Quiet Valley May 26 & 27

“Celebrating the renewal of life that comes with the season of Spring,” Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm presents Farm Animal Frolic, a magnificent opportunity to experience baby animals firsthand. This popular weekend program held May 26th and 27th, shares shows, games and hands-on activities the whole family will enjoy. Entertaining and downright adorable, Farm Animal […]

NEXT WEEK…Blue Mountain Brings Back Bark Bash May 5

Blue Mountain Ski Resort sets the perfect scene for animal lovers as Bark Bash takes place at the base outside the Tubing Park noon to 5 Saturday May 5th. Calling all well-behaved leashed pets and their owners, free admission and parking makes this a fabulous day out. Just follow the barking to explore animal-related vendors, […]

THIS WEEK…Take to the Trees!

Gorilla Grove Treetop Adventures sets the stage for some amazing opportunities to try a unique outdoor experience. So, here’s the story how this popular destination, situated in Kalahari territory, introduces physical activities with ease for all ages. Take close-to-the-ground children’s courses for a start, where leveled platforms, connected by bridges, build balance and maneuverability skills. […]

THIS WEEK…Seek an April 28 Wine Festival Delight

An enticingly awesome way to celebrate the season switchover, Sculpted Ice Works welcomes the opportunity to share “Pennsylvania’s Premier Wineries” with Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival noon to 5p.m. April 28. While this familiar Lakeville destination favors frost, rolling in live ice carving with a mix of entertainment, food, and local vendors; ignites a […]

THIS WEEK…Is an April 28 Spring-fun Time at Waverly Community House

Waverly Community House embraces spring as a time for renewal hosting the 3rd Annual Greenhouse & Kitchen Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28. An “updated, streamlined and re-imagined” version of the destination’s popular House and Garden Show; fresh ideas and new approaches to design, plus tips for healthy eating alternatives and sustainable […]

THIS WEEK…ATV Adventures offer…

Ever consider trying something new while on vacation or as a weekend idea for recreation? The Lost Trails ATV Adventures offers a variety of trails for mountain exploration. Seasoned traveler with your own Sport Quad, side-by-side UTV, Dirt Bike; or you’d like to take on a new experience; Lost Trails blends the right mix of […]

THIS WEEK…Experience Live Performances

Spring brings enthusiasm to expand entertainment opportunities with designations like Shawnee Playhouse, Barley Creek Brewing Company and Mohegan Sun Pocono offering unique ideas to go explore more. From daytime shows to evening options, May carries on in ways you’ve got to see! Shawnee Playhouse opens its doors for amazing theatrics with show lineups both the […]

THIS WEEK’S Alluring Fact…

As fishing season is upon us This Week’s fun fact comes from Jeff Woehrle of Woehrle’s Bait Shop in Mount Pocono. Did you know the United States’ most popular bait for fishing actually comes from Canada? The Canadian Nightcrawler’s wiggly worth reflects in over 600 million worms imported each year. That’s some pretty important imports, […]

THIS WEEK in the Poconos…Destinations Continue to Share Earthly Dedication April 28

Earth Day—a time to celebrate nature and unite in support of the environment with a day (or more) of dedication! This world-wide celebration sends its message surrounded by festivities set to educate and engage global appreciation with local organizations. “Pinpointing” places across the region embracing this reason, let’s share the who, what, when and where […]

This Week’s INs & OUTs

THIS WEEK…Now Clear This! Savings are In-Store at these Top Shops

Spring certainly brings shopping to mind. Compelled to tell of the area’s seasonal sells like winter clearance and new arrivals; or outdoor exploration and finding field guide information, finds a list of destinations with spectacular situations. Where better to begin than Starting Gate Action Sports. With the start of spring and winter weather winding away, […]

THIS WEEK + in the Poconos

THIS WEEK’s Nature-Know

Viewing wildlife in their natural habitat can be a wonderful way to connect with nature. However, it’s important to observe certain safety precautions for you and the animals. Don’t Feed the Bears…It reduces the risk of foraging and aggression towards people   Steer Clear of Mothers with Young…Never chase, or try to handle pups as […]

THIS WEEK…Sights Set on Trout Season

Trout season is just around the corner with anglers out and about preparing for opening day Saturday, April 14th. From buying fishing licenses across the area at locations like Lake Ariel’s Hunter’s Gallery; to eagerly awaiting the time to cast a line observing Trout stocking events. Sharing a Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission list by […]

THIS WEEK in the Poconos…April 21 Has Fun Reaching New Heights!

As if you needed an incentive to want to fly, Pocono TreeVentures envisions “two free zip rides” an Earth Day reason why to enjoy April 21 tree-high 10a.m. to 4p.m.. Buy a ropes course ticket to take on this gratis-go and you’ll know just how great aerial adventures can be. “Climbing through the trees and […]

THIS WEEK…Prepare to Participate in National Parks Week Now thru April 29

Celebrate National Park Week now thru April 29th with incentives across the nation to explore an amazing situation. A way to introduce and share the great outdoors is yours with Pocono Mountains always in participation. This weeklong determination gives just the right amount of enthusiasm to get out and go. Kickoff festivities locally with an […]

THIS WEEK…Let’s Dish Some Dining Details…

Dining in the Pocono Mountains offers an amazing experience with a variety of taste temptations. Seeking just the right feast is key in creating the ideal outing with indications for opportunities to enjoy a romantic or casual family situation. Live entertainment from the area’s top talent provides a great experience to relax and enjoy a […]

THIS WEEK…Explore a Fascinating PA Fish Fact

Pennsylvania has several species of fish from the trout & salmon family pursued by anglers each year, with the native brook trout seizing the title of Pennsylvania’s official state fish! Other trout in Commonwealth inland waters include rainbow, brown & lake trout. Brook & lake trout are the only native trout to our state & […]

March 18 St Patrick’s Day Parade set for Stroudsburg

Pocono Irish American Club’s mission to, “Promote and preserve Irish and American culture,” marches on with Sunday, March 18 marking another magnificent St. Patrick’s Day Parade date. Starting 1:30p.m a two mile route along Main Street will gather onlookers out for a look-see through the Borough of Stroudsburg. Eastward on ending in East Stroudsburg, a […]

Shawnee Shares More a Flair for Snow March 18

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area invites one and all to kick off snow-festival fun with a March 18th Costume Carnival Day! Plan to come in full costume as this incentive to carry on festivities certainly has its perks. From a 1p.m. parade, contest and same day lift ticket persuasion; to the obvious—outrageous outfits visualization.  

Snowy Sendoff Salutations March 16-18!

As Pocono Mountains lush greenery begins blanketing the scenery, we prepare to bid a fond adieu to flurries igniting the impulse to share an a-DO for you to enjoy that last snow-go. Resorts across the region hosted a sensational season filled with skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing. A plan to spend a day or two with […]

Dining Ideas that Share

For a start, let’s depart from the classic steakhouse and detail Double Cut Charcoal Grill contemporary cuisine in Kalahari Pocono Resort’s taste variety scene. Steaks, chops and seafood blend brilliantly with fresh seasonal fare; while elegant surroundings create an ideal atmosphere for groups or a few. On to a “New age red sauce restaurant”—Sortino’s Italian […]

How Sweet It Is! Maple Sugaring Day is Back March 10th!

See how pure maple syrup is made at Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center sponsored Public Maple Sugaring Day 10a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday, March 10th. Tours, tastings and tantalizing presentations are set for all to enjoy as you join Environmental Educators on a journey through the Sugarbush. A sure-to-be sensory delight, guests […]

Area Attraction…in action

Male Bobcats will go up to 20 miles in a single night to search for a receptive female How about those male Timberdoodles—feathery “flirts” who fly upwards of 300 feet before spiraling back to attract females with a warbling song and zigzag pattern Watch for more wild…life facts to come here at This Week in […]

Ski for the Cure Repeats Astounding Feats this Saturday

Breast Cancer Awareness continues to carve a presence at JFBB as the 11th Annual Ski for the Cure inspires one and all to go pink for a cause February 24. With 100% of net proceeds dedicated to the local chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northern Pennsylvania Affiliate, it’s sure to be a […]

Crystal Cabin Fever heats up Ice Works!

Lakeville’s Sculpted Ice Works artisans have been masterfully carving away at over 100 tons of ice in anticipation of this year’s Crystal Cabin Fever Ice Festival now to 25th. Considered one of the Poconos “Coolest” winter events, this year’s “Under the Big Top” theme is sure to be quite the scene. Spectacular ice sights are in store […]

Shawnee Playhouse shares a holiday weekend February 16, 17 & 18 where…

Sure Shakespeare shares this “sweet” rose reference poetically, but as Valentine’s Day approaches “star-crossed lovers” scenes seem to be a spectacular lean toward showbiz suggestions. Shawnee Playhouse rose to the occasion hosting weekend “dates” 8p.m. February 16, 17 and 2p.m. the 18th to celebrate February as the month of romance so why not do something different? […]

Shawnee Cancer Awareness Weekend February 10

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area hosts Cancer Awareness Weekend February 10 where pink attire is desired and participation in fundraising recreation—a plus. While, the first 100 lift tickets takes home a free pink hat, that’s not the whole reason to be at this popular event. Come see how fun Shawnee can be for yourself and others.

Mohegan Sun Spots…

TWIP ThroughTime…

This Week in the Poconos magazine has been in continuous publication since 1932. Under the direction of the Miller family, the magazine has shown Pocono locals and visitors alike, Where to Go, What to Do and What to See for over 86 years. Let’s take a trip with TWIP through Time as we revisit the […]

Blue Mountain shares…

“Cheers to 40 years,” reads Blue Mountain Resort’s 2018 moniker celebrating the locally-owned and operated business’s monumental vindication as a top notch snow sport destination. Sharing a look into longevity, takes us to how solving a family dilemma evolved into the popular resort. Avoiding the task of traveling long distances to enjoy snow fun, has […]

Ski Big Bear celebrates Winter Carnival GREATs this Sunday

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain stirs up some snow-motivation with a day of play on the slopes Sunday, January 28 at the popular Winter Carnival. This dynamic destination encourages all to grab a lift ticket and get outdoors for some awesome family friendly fun. Winter Carnival is a great motivator to try skiing or […]

Connect to a B-Roll collection of great destinations


Skiers…Snowboarders…Snow tubers details YOU’VE GOT TO SEE

Dates to catch Local Musicians Making their Mark with Video Previews

Reading all about area destinations and entertainment has evolved to a multi-sensory delight as This Week in the Poconos magazine invites one and all to imagine this—an inside look that unfolds images, social media details and video reels.   From Facebook finds on the who’s, what’s and where’s; to Video Views—a B-Roll benefit to see […]

January jump into resort savings & spotlights…

With Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month well underway across the nation, what better place to plan a play situation than the Pocono Mountains! Expert instructors tackle the task every season with a variety of skill levels learning to love reasons for getting out and enjoying the snow. Whether a beginner or familiar with skiing […]

New & Exciting Ways to be at MSP

Mohegan Sun Pocono continues to go all out with exciting opportunities that are all about entertainment…

Celebrate outdoors

Whether planning an evening for two or seeking family friendly fun to enjoy together as one; celebrate New Year’s Eve (Sunday, December 31st) as a date to be outdoors in the Pocono Mountains! Embrace the fact that this is a place to create a truly unique snow-memorable experience as the collection below tells where and […]


Celebrate in or out with a variety of phenomenal restaurant choices and shops with deliciously awesome dining options you’ll have an awesome time wherever you dine. The Butcher Shoppe shares a variety of unique steaks, cutlets and chops to try something new. Then don’t forget to add dessert to the menu with Pocono Cheesecake Factory featuring scrumptious […]

at the Starting Gate…

Starting Gate Action Sports, just minutes from Shawnee in Bushkill, welcomes the opportunity to dice a bit of advice -before- the ice. This action sports one-stop-shop for equipment like skis, snowboards, apparel, and rentals, is also holds a high reputation for guidance. At the forefront of advice, Starting Gate offers more than storefront merchandise with […]

Great Gift Card Deals on Meals

Ready to set your sights on some serious savings?! With a goal of gathering gifts that keep on giving, Gift Cards are coming in strong. While offers, availability and expiration dates are subject to change, we’ve arranged an assortment of amazing Gift Card Deals on Meals… CHECK IT OUT &

Get Carded!


Hawley Winterfest Returns THIS WEEKEND!

Hawley Winterfest defines wonderful Pocono Mountains winter play with three days featuring over 50 events December 8th through 10th. Experience the charming town of Hawley as local merchants make way for popular favorites mixed with magnificent merriment the whole family will enjoy. Friday festivities include a blend of open house opportunities and more in-store. Hospitality, […]

Quiet Valley Shares Old Customs Inspiring New Tradition this weekend…

Whether familiar or experiencing anew, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm’s 27th Annual Old Time Christmas returns with an astounding glimpse at customs December 9th and 10th. Start your own tradition as these peaceful winter farm outings inspire with a look at 19th century holidays through re-enactments and living displays. Costumed guides lead softly lit lantern […]

The Briar Patch…bringing the holiday spirit to Thornhurst Nurseries

Whether honoring a long standing tradition or starting anew, The Briar Patch captures the holiday spirit with considerably more than a festive view. Focus on being a seasonal destination makes the Thornhurst Nurseries location lend an ideal atmosphere as guests stroll along the path past rows of wreaths and Christmas trees. Upon arriving at the […]

Shoppes…inspire a blend of convenience with contemporary gems

The Shoppes at American Candle is a festive find offering an opportunity to gather the gift of fine jewelry whether it be for her, him or we. Location plays a part in this convenience-minded inspiration. Merely minutes off Interstate 80 with enough crowd separation, has opportunity knocking for a non-elbow-to-elbow go if thinking of a […]

Country Junction continues Santa’s Winterfest FUNction going on NOW

Making this “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” a familiar motto reminding all to take the time to experience festive cheer; Country Junction’s Santa’s Winterfest makes it clear weekends in December offer a ton of fun. From photos with Santa for kids or pets; to character Meet & Greets you’re set to check off […]

Putting a Face to the Place

Let’s start our Small Business Any Day segment with a reminder. While the official Small Business Saturday suggested supporting our small business owners, friends and neighbors on November 25th; let’s savor a significant point with why to react and consider a visit any day. Supporting those who support the community—was, is, and always will be […]

34th Annual Artisans Marketplace returns THIS WEEKEND!

Days before Thanksgiving deliver delights as Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th transform Waverly Community House into a host full of handmade crafts sure to excite with the 34th Annual Artisans’ Marketplace. Sponsored by Waverly General Store, this showcase of select artists and craftspeople is sure to enhance prospects of capturing just the right […]

Annual Holiday Arts Festival returns November 25th & 26th

Satisfy ALL your “giving” senses with a post-Thanksgiving feast for the eyes thanks to the 13th Annual Holiday Arts Festival at Skytop Lodge, Saturday, November 25th and Sunday, the 26th. Pocono Mountain Arts Council continues to astound with this “shopping and browsing event” introducing all to the wonders of the region. An exciting mix of […]

Kalahari: Set to Savor Success of Expanding Flavors at the Pocono Mountains Address

Excitement builds as Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Pocono prepares to welcome B-Lux Grill & Bar mania! Scrumptious burgers, fries and shakes hand crafted from scratch; make the Pocono Manor mega destination ready to attract friends and families alike for a bite plus entertaining sight. Sit back and relax as screens share the latest sporting event […]

Beauty + Brains

An exquisite exterior, though one of the top tiers to want when building your new home, tends to fall slightly inferior to comfort and efficiency after the initial “sees” end. So how do you get seasonal energy savings without sacrificing the curb appeal you’re craving? Reciting an engaging familiar phrase, “Some homes are beautiful but […]

THIS SUNDAY’s Train to-dos

On the right track with where phenomenal railway opportunities are at leads us to tell one and all of The Great Stroudsburg Train Show, 8a.m. to 1p.m. November 19th in Reeders. Explore this annual tradition as the 34rd exhibition indulges model train enthusiasts with operating layouts in HO, N and O gauge. There’s prize drawings […]

Chill…Ski Season’s Coming with Pre-Season Planning NOW…Offer Ends December 24

With winter snow sport season on the horizon, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is winning some serious savings points for offering an ideal gift that can include lift, rental or package—the Maxi-Miser. Whether a seasoned pro, intermediate ski or snowboarder, or planning your first-time go; there’s a Maxi-Miser for one and all. From just lift tickets […]

A Countdown to Halloween Screams Mixed with Kid-Friendly Scenes

Local haunts have got top holiday jaunts speckled with a clever assortment of boos to choose. Having experienced more than a few, let’s focus first on night frights then ease our way to daytime play for all. From a Monster Coaster ride where speed seems the need as you soar past trees filled with specters […]

Camelback Debuts New Monster Mountain Attractions

Expanding Monster Mountain, Camelback Resort’s month-long Halloween attraction, comes with an overwhelming mix of October reactions. Exhilaration to fear (though not new this year) has the Tannersville destination seizing a spot as an absolutely superb holiday festivity address. While Kids Fall Fest daylight adventures endure with festive classics like Pumpkin Painting, Kids Craft Zone, Apple […]

The Lost Trails: Finding Outdoor Scenery & ATV the Way to Be

When looking for the right mix of exhilaration and scenic recreation, The Lost Trails ATV Adventures flat-out delivers integrating the thrill of the ride with exquisite vista vantage points. Situated just outside Scranton, riders can cut loose on over 2,000 acres of some of the best terrain in the Pocono Mountains. A variety of changing […]

What, When & Why to GO

This Week’s Fun Fact comes with a Where-At with Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation’s Kathy Uhler Did you know…There are seven kinds of owls that call Penn’s Woods home? From the smallest, the Saw Whet Owl is only seven inches tall and averages a mere three ounces; to the largest the Great Horned Owl at almost two […]

Country Junction Catches the Escape Room Craze

As the Escape Room craze sweeps across the nation, Country Junction jumps right in the situation with four intriguing attractions: Zombie, Apocalypse, Titanic, and Vacancy. With Halloween the main scene this fall, a terrorific-time is to be had by all as each room caters to anxiety for a variety of cravings. The Waldorf Estate of […]

What a set of Fine Festivals this weekend

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, one of the top Pocono Mountains resorts, has quite a reputation for hosting amazing outdoor events of all sorts. Harnessing sensational seasonal transitions, the destination invites guests to more fall favorites Pocono Food Truck Festival & Art on the Mountain.   Pocono Food Truck Festival rolls right into town 11a.m. to 5p.m. […]

43rd Annual Harvest Festival Returns to Quiet Valley with trades of days gone by

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will host its 43rd Annual Harvest Festival 10a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th. Themed The Forgotten Arts & Crafts, this year’s festival will explore unique crafts of early years preserved by artisans for today’s audience. Tin smithing, chair and hay fork, even clock making displays draw […]

Lantern Tours Season… Another Reason to GHOST-to Crystal Cave

There’s something about entering a dark cave that adds a shrilly sinister element holiday thrill seekers just can’t resist. As ghostly experiences surrounding Crystal Cave surmount through the years; this Kutztown destination embraces the situation to share lantern tour tales that are causing quite the stir even among the boldest of adventurers. Dressed in Victoria […]

NIGHT Aerial Ropes. Zip Line Rides. Haunted Trail…OH MY!

As autumn ignites chilling challenges set to clinch Halloween’s ominous advance; Pocono TreeVentures fall favorite Hallowscream Nights takes darkness to great heights with aerial ropes, zip line rides plus a haunted trail that’s a scream! Take to the trees to get your ropes course and dual racing zip line fix. Then get set for a […]

PSAA SKI for FREE 4th & 5th Grade Snow Pass Time!

“Humans were never meant to hibernate”- an adage Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) infuses to inspire families to chill-outdoors and experience the thrill of winter snow sports. As such, for nearly fifteen years PSAA has carried on a gift-of-go Snow Pass Program dedicated to inviting 4th and 5th graders outside for a ride and ski […]

Shawnee introduces Pocono Puppy Palooza this weekend!

Shawnee Mountain is embarking upon new territory introducing Pocono Puppy Palooza 11a.m. to 5p.m. September 23rd and 24th with everyone paws-ing to predict a doggone good time! Sniffing out some agility and nose work demos are merely a few reasons to go. Add in treibball urban herding, rally-obedience and explosive/narcotic exhibitions using essential oils as […]

Don’t ya’ just LOVE it when

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival falls right back into Country Junction with exciting seasonal festivities sure to be a reason all the family will want to be! Considered one of the “Largest Pumpkin Festivals in the Poconos,” fun runs weekdays noon to 5p.m. and then 11 to 6 weekends starting September 30th all the way […]

Why do leaves change?

Forecasts predict fall foliage splendor erupting into mid-October. Extending an invitation to witness this magnificent sensation’s Pocono Mountains start, we’re compelled to do our part by sharing facts about why leaves change color. In warmer months, leaves capture the sun’s energy and turn it into food through a process called photosynthesis made possible by a […]

Fish & Pay Lakes Share Fishing Fun

Fish and Pay Lakes payoff in a BIG way featuring family fun for all well into the fall!  As fishing popularity flourishes join in and embrace this unique opportunity to “test the waters.” With everything you need to succeed from pole rentals to bait, even ice and fish processing services, you’ve got the recipe for […]

Plan a night out…

Shawnee Playhouse puts on quite the performance with amazing after (or before) dinner show opportunities this holiday season. Intriguing options for all to enjoy make it easy to wrap yourself around these four must-sees. Christmas Musical Memories kicks off festivities November 10 with a headline show that takes place circa 1950. Great tunes open doors […]

LaFesta Italiana Returns this Labor Day Weekend with…

More vendors, more attractions, more performers…more LaFesta Italiana! Who could ask for anything more as four fabulous fun filled days, September 1st to the 4th, set the stage for the time of your life in Scranton’s Center Square. This free festival embracing Italian heritage sights, sounds and tastes, collides with the rich culture of Downtown […]

Kalahari Takes to the Trees + PLUS Zipline Savings to Boot!

Go on…there’s still time to take to the trees with Gorilla Grove Treetop Adventures setting the stage for some amazing opportunities to enjoy a unique outdoor experience. Situated in Kalahari territory, here’s the story how introducing physical activities comes with ease banishing boundaries on age or experience degrees. Close-to-the-ground children’s courses play a part in […]

Pocono Garlic Festival returns to Shawnee Saturday & Sunday!

The local pick packing a kick, Pocono Garlic Festival returns to Shawnee Mountain Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bursting with garlicious food and fun for everyone, this annual festival not only opens doors to innovative uses for garlic, it’s filled with live entertainment, cooking demos, displays, […]

A Saturday for Quiet Valley Farm shares…

You can’t get any fresher than from patch to palate, making Quiet Valley’s Farm to Table Experience Saturday, September 2, a uniquely pleasant pick for whole food enthusiasts. Spend the day touring the farm then embrace the opportunity to sup on end of summer produce and traditional harvest lore with small groups going out every […]

Consider a Permanent Vacation…

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A Look Back at Lake Naomi

An excursion to Lake Naomi during a corporate stay at Skytop Lodge left Tom Fiers considering a change in habitat. More than 40 years later, Lake Naomi Real Estate’s still where he’s at assisting families who become friends find just the right rental spaces or transition to fulltime places. “It worked,” he says describing success […]

Enjoy a Wally Lake Fest views cruise

While some would agree the feel of warm sand between your toes is pretty pleasing; Wallenpaupack Boat Tours & Rentals consistently sees things a bit differently agreeing on-lake-views at this year’s Wally Lake Fest are a way that’s quite appealing. As passengers join the day’s wave of watercraft spectators, an enlightening tour diving into the […]

940 Golf ‘n’Fun fourrrr all

For nearly 30 years 940 Golf n’ Fun has been puttin’ on the hits with a variety of excitement indoors and out! Situated near Arrowhead Lake and Locust Lake Village communities, the Pocono Lake fun center continues to seize top ranks thanks to locals and visitors alike as a great place to find family-friendly fun. […]

Whoo-hoo! Wally Lake Fest returns this weekend!

Get ready for three days of water-ful fun on land, lake and under the sun as Wally Lake Fest returns to beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, August 25th to 27th. Embracing what over 50 miles of shoreline has to offer, this fun filled festival features a variety of fanfare enticing any and all to get there. Ignited […]

A Fair to Remember…

The 100th annual Greene Dreher Sterling Fair is excited to announce this year’s entertainment lineup. The family fun began August 25 and will continue through Sunday, September 3 at the GDS Fairgrounds located on PA-191 behind Wallenpaupack’s South Elementary School. The fair will host a variety of music from country and polka, to classic and […]

Steamtown Entrance Fee-Free Day- August 25

Steamtown National Historic Site Entrance Fee-Free Days are here! Experience park places like the visitor center and museum complex featuring a History, Roundhouse and Technology museums; plus state-of-the-art digital theater with free admission for the National Park Service’s birthday August 25th! Steamtown National Historic Site Lackawanna Ave at Cliff Street Downtown Scranton, Pa 18503 Open […]

Pocono State Craft Festival set for August 26 & 27

Make plans to experience a beautiful blend of some of the finest artists and craftspeople from across the nation with a weekend of wondrous exploration August 26th and 27th as the Pocono State Craft Festival returns to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg. Started more than 30 years ago, this colorful celebration has become […]

Meet the Artist…

Planning makes perfect as The Shoppes at American Candle prepares for September 9’s visit from Jim Shore. With figurines on scene and ready for this stop in between the artist’s 15th Anniversary Signing Tour, missing out on one of your favorites or a new introduction would be unthinkable. Situated along Route 611, the Bartonsville destination […]

A guide to GOOD eating

by Bob Larsen, Phoenix Athletica, LLC, NASM CPT, CES, PES, EBFA BTS Summer BBQ season is heating up! With many considering weight gain rising during winter holidays like Thanksgiving and New Years, here’s a tidbit of time-will-tell truth that frequent grilling tends to tack on a few extra calories you may see more of during […]

Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival returns to Shawnee this weekend!

Farm fresh sweet corn and savory BBQ just go great together…summer-a-festively speaking of course.  And what better way to validate such a veracious vow than Shawnee sharing how to get your hands on some of the best eats in town at this year’s Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 12th […]

Air Tours soar to GREAT heights AND sights

While exquisite ground level look-sees come naturally, Air Tours of the Poconos offer an opportunity to look down below and absorb some of the most amazing memorable sights. Eager to oblige igniting those oohs and ahhs, Moyer Aviation soars to great heights with air excursions from Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport. Right in the heart of […]

Pocono Mountain Adventures- Sky to Land Action!

An adrenaline surge grips the body as eyes gaze upon the assortment of exciting outdoor opportunities at Pocono Mountain Adventures. Close to the area’s hottest attractions is where you’ll find the action, just off Route 209 in Bushkill. Pocono Vertical Ventures, propels this entertainment authority to amazing heights with Vertical Ventures ushering in visitors eager […]

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