Re-wax & Experience Candle Making

Summer is upon us and what a spectacular way to share time together than a visit to House of Candles. Ideal for family-friendly recreation, this Henryville destination considers guest visits an opportunity to illuminate the fun-for-all, all-for-fun motto with attractions all can appreciate. “It’s a total experience for everybody,” smiles owner Ed Coover watching grandkids […]

Hot Summer Fun

5K’s are well underway…so get to preppin’!

by Lindsay Larsen  NASM C-PT, CES, EBFA BTS So you have decided to run your first 5K race. If you’ve never done this type of activity before, it can seem intimidating.  However, having the proper steps in place to prepare yourself, mind and body, will safely and effectively get you through those miles with ease. […]

Country Kettle Carries on a Collection

Keeping in tune with a June Pocono Mountains reminder of where to find your next visit, takes us to a magnificent Marshalls Creek destination-like situation. While Country Kettle Candy & Gift Shop shares barrels-upon-barrels of bulk candy creations; it’s the sense of style with exquisite fashion finds and collection of the latest jewelry lines that […]

Experience

Thousands visit the region for sensational outdoor excursions, exciting entertainment and unique shopping. So what makes Pocono Mountains merchants tops above other destination locations? While the altitude does tend to elevate these shop stops; we’re not looking at geography…or are we? Taking time to talk shop, Holley Ross Pottery illustrates what a magnificent experience can […]

Barley Creek Brewing Company’s Pint Size Park Packs a Big Punch

Who says 13’s an unlucky number?! Barley Creek’s Summerfest 13 extinguishes that myth, bridging any rift over finding some of the hottest performers in the region. ‘Tis the season to be outdoors and Pint Size Park provides perfect dimensions as host for this sensational celebration. Set your mind to explore a spectacular Saturday evening, June […]

Explore Crystal Cave where…

As May 25th marked a monumental 145 year anniversary for one of the area’s top natural wonders, Crystal Cave, Kathy Campbell delves into the depths of history sharing how this Kutztown landmark came to be. The year was 1872. Eager explorers arrived for the formal opening and illumination of The Crystal Cave. In order for […]

Whatta View!

Let’s slow down and soak up some spectacular scenery with a look at some of the area’s waterfalls. No need to chase done these scenic wonderFUL wonders each possessing the attraction for a little “photo pause” reaction. Find the site the falls into place with your day’s plans whether paired as a picnic and hike, […]

A Summer Lineup that Sizzles

 

Way More than Table food…

Whether craving breakfast, lunch or dinner; guests agree it’s the blend of delicious menu items with comfortable surroundings that keeps Cook’s Corner Family Restaurant cornering the market on casual dining. This Henryville destination situated off Route 611 on Route 715 close to The Crossings Outlets shares some of the best homemade soups in town. Throw […]

Some…Things stirring at Quiet Valley

MORE GREAT THINGS TO COME  WEDNESDAYS JUNE 21 TO AUGUST 30 QUILTING Wednesdays weave a tapestry of delightful sights SATURDAY JUNE 24 CHILDREN’S DAY A day of old fashion fun, games, crafts & activities SATURDAY & SUNDAY  JUNE 24 & 25 CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT Checkout the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry re-enact soldier’s lives during wartime […]

GO kart racing at its FINEST

Over 20 years S&S Speedways has fueled a passion for racing. Today, this Stroudsburg indoor go-kart facility continues to ignite the excitement that all began as a spark of inspiration shared between two kart racing pros. Randy & Denise Smith met as teens on the circuit. A long family history of racing fostered a fierce […]

Crescent Lodge Country Inn Celebrates 7 Decades of Success

With age comes experience, add in a beautiful atmosphere and you’ve got the catalyst behind Crescent Lodge’s success spanning over 70 years! A blend of bucolic scenery with lush greenery surrounds this Paradise Valley destination with exceptional food and lodging opportunities to relax and enjoy all the area has to offer. Looking back, owner Bob […]

One of nature’s fine feathered phenomenon & Pocono Mountains inhabitant that is simply astounding!

The Peregrine Falcon, a Pennsylvania endangered bird species, feeds exclusively on other birds by striking them in flight. In a vertical dive called a “stoop,”an adult peregrine can reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour traveling faster than any other animal on the planet!

Shawnee Celtic Festival Returns May 27 & 28

Warm weather reaps reasons to get together for festival season at Shawnee Mountain! Kicking things into high gear Memorial Day Weekend the popular resort calls for all Irish, Scottish and Welsh clans to share in the 13th Annual Shawnee Celtic Festival May 27 & 28. A long standing tradition of live music, delicious food, themed […]

It’s All About Scrumptious Without Skimping…

Dedicated to delivering the kind of menu the area craves, Baileys Rib & Steakhouse; Smugglers Cove Seafood & Steaks and Vocelli Pizza listen to customers creating a variety of scrumptious items without skimping on savings. Owner Chris Sarajian comments, “We’ve worked really hard to add some new value items without compromising quality.” Adding, “Baileys’ menu […]

Airport Aviation Memorial Weekend Celebration!

Flippin’ flapjacks!  There’s some high flyin’ action set for Sunday, May 28 as Community Aviation Day and Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast takes flight from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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, displays, an […]

T’is the Season for a…

Planning your next grilling menu? The Butcher Shoppe’s Marc Zahra welcomes the opportunity to propose some intriguing ideas like kangaroo, elk and buffalo. Offering exotic meats, along with prime beef cuts his Pocono Lake store has been creating fans of this flavorful fare for more than 40 years. Alongside wife Debbie, Marc describes a major pitfall in grilling […]

Quiet Valley Farm Animal Frolic Time! This Weekend May 27 & 28

As spring awakens new life, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm presents one of its most popular programs, Farm Animal Frolic for two weekends in May. Introducing children and adults with the opportunity of experiencing baby animals firsthand; Saturday and Sunday the 27th and 28th share shows, games and hands-on activities the whole family will enjoy. […]

Kalahari Double Cut & Sortino’s Sets Stage for…

Kalahari welcomes new dining experiences, Double Cut Charcoal Grill and Sortino’s Italian Kitchen, to their Pocono Manor resort! While a robust collection of tastes from steak, seafood, chops and chicken fill the contemporary steakhouse; some may seek to savor the authentic Italian flavor of Sortino’s “New age red sauce restaurant.” No matter what taste buds […]

Who get’s atTIRED with a Spring Sale?

Since unveiling a unique boutique opportunity in Pocono Summit, talk of Bendixen’s Bit of Country Giftware has been abuzz sharing where it was new garment purchases had been found. While excitement over the colorful array of lovely tops, bottoms and accessories is obviously causing a female frenzy, it’s the comfortable country atmosphere and clever items […]

Discover… Bushkill Falls

In the late 1800’s, the Peters family rented the property to a farmer where there was an agreement that tourists who traveled by horse and buggy would be charged 10 cents for a walk through his corn fields to view the waterfalls. This clever farmer also sold sarsaparilla ice tea and oats for the horses. […]

Golf anyone? Get set for the Greens this Spring

Challenges take charge as weather makes way for outdoor recreation experiences such as golf. With winter’s chill likely to keep many still, more time spent face-to-face with the computer and work demands limiting use of fundamental movements for the sport all sorts of physical fatigue can impede play. Sitting long periods of time increases chances […]

Hats, Harnesses & Derby Horses! Kentucky Derby Day May 6

A double header of live harness racing; a hat revue with 6 categories including the “Triple Crown” winning hat;  and a Champagne Brunch are all part of the biggest Kentucky Derby party north of Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May! Doors open Saturday, May 6th at 10:00AM and the tellers open at the […]

Waverly Welcomes Greenhouse & Kitchen Show April 29

Waverly Community House embraces the sights, sounds and spaces of spring renewal hosting their popular Greenhouse & Kitchen Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Sponsored by Corky’s Garden Path and Toyota of Scranton, it’s considered to be an “updated, streamlined and re-imagined version of the destination’s House and Garden Show with farmers […]

Country Junction Event Center Functions Capture the…

Country Junction—noted as the “World’s Largest General Store,” shares a FUN side…literally! With a whole left property side of the Lehighton site suitably serving as Country Junction Event Center, families can come and enjoy fun events and festivals galore. Weekends, an indoor Ballistic Battlezone finds friends set to roam and rally an adrenaline filled Nerf […]

Shawnee Playhouse

Spring—a particularly perfect time to show creativity is in full bloom, has Shawnee Playhouse sharing a superb ballet rendition of the children’s classic, Sleeping Beauty. The performance presented by C &K Dance, steps inside the story of Princess Aurora as she’s entranced by the spell of the evil fairy Carabosse. Encouraging young audiences to embrace […]

Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival Returns to Sculpted Ice Works April 29

An entICE’ing way to celebrate a season switchover, Sculpted Ice Works welcomes the opportunity to share “Pennsylvania’s Premier Wineries” with Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival April 29 from noon to 5 p.m. While this familiar Lakeville destination favors frost, rolling in live ice carving with a mix of entertainment, food and local vendors; ignites […]

American Candle Shares Grand Opening Flair Saturday April 29

A warm inviting atmosphere surrounds guests as they enter American Candle—the SENSEational gift shop and boutique situated along Route 611 in Bartonsville. Embracing the opportunity to experience a destination situation, visitors and locals routinely convene on scene for a stroll through. “You’re always surprised about what you’re gonna find next,” smiles owner Kirill Lukov describing […]

Earth Day Celebration set for this weekend

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 this weekend’s who, what, when and […]

Midweek at Mountaintop

“That’s the special touch of a Bed & Breakfast,” smiles Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi Hospitality Manager Carolyn Keiper. Pointing out perks throughout this Pocono Pines stay-cation, like a laid back setting plus personalized service, she adds, “We’re here to help you plan out your days.” With weekend getaways certainly saturating the summer season, midweek […]

Exciting Things Happening Under the Sun

 

Spring Sprucing

Let’s face it, a lot of the “Big Box” stores sell the assumption anyone can do it all. While that may be so in most cases, when considering flooring, remodeling and building spaces; you’ve just got to know when to go with a pro. Recognizing reliability as key, George Smith Flooring blends a combination of […]

Take Advantage of Trout Season!

Gather your friends, family, fishing poles… and head outdoors for some sensational water ways-of-play with a line on 2017 Pennsylvania Trout Fishing Season. An official start of 8 a.m. Saturday, April 15th is when you can cast; but WAIT…not-so-fast, there’s some facts to let sink in before you act. Healthy populations of Rainbow, Brown and […]

Onscene

Sharing some interesting facts about where-at’s across the Pocono Mountains, This Week’s tidbit came to you courtesy of Lake Naomi Real Estate’s Marilynn Fiers Putriment! Did you know… Often referred to as “The best kept secret in the Poconos,” Lake Naomi has been a recreation destination for over 120 years! Welcoming guests from near and far […]

Welcome to the Wildlife…at a distance

Kalahari: America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark

Over 220,000-square feet of waterpark excitement awaits as Kalahari shares all sorts of exhilarating fun for the entire family. With the Pocono Mountains resort’s recent expansion seizing status as America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, guests are sure to embark upon an experience everyone can enjoy! Colorful character creations invite imagination onboard with clever infant and toddler […]

Lackawanna Coal Mine Opens for the Season

Nearly 300 feet beneath the surface of Scranton’s McDade Park, is the fortunate opportunity to embrace industrial revolution history and see how it once played a pivotal role in the nation’s economy. Unearth the past as a Lackawanna Coal mining car slowly descends transforming where you are, into the depths of an anthracite coal mine […]

Before Casting a Line…

With Pennsylvania’s Trout Season’s April 15 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 trout & salmon family pursued by anglers […]

Shawnee’s Costume Carnival Day Returns March 19!

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area invites one and all to Costume Carnival Day Sunday, March 19!  This festive atmosphere now in its 33rd year, folds a ton of amusement into the mountain’s exhilarating mix of snow sport sensations with perks to joining the day’s celebrations. Come in full costume and grab a FREE same day lift […]

St. Patrick’s Parade Marches on…the 19th in Stroudsburg

Pocono Irish American Club was founded over 40 years ago with a mission to, “Promote and preserve Irish and American culture.” Since its inception, the organization has enlisted ongoing efforts to further exemplify this illustrious heritage with none more recognizable than the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Just under two miles embodies a Main Street […]

Coming March 11 & 12 at Split Rock Resort

  Open Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days With outstanding sights to be seen and prize giveaways galore! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE When you pre-purchase tickets to our event your name will be entered twice in our raffle to double your chances of winning either a $500 shopping spree, a pair of […]

Head on out to Pocono Mountains Home Shows…

When thinking of building a home, questions come to mind on what to do and where to find a reputable resource as you chart the course toward new construction. As home shows slate dates across the region March into April, John Holahan of Liberty Homes Custom Builders in Pocono Lake, shares reasons to attend and […]

Variety IS…

Variety is the spice of life—a phrase that pays off when plotting a day’s stroll through Pocono Bazaar Flea Market. This indoor/outdoor marketplace makes for the magnificent go-to for a stroll through with a wide variety of vendors that weekenders can to explore. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, the East Stroudsburg […]

a SAVE-SATIONAL sendoff: There’s Still Time!

As Pocono Mountains lush greenery will start blanketing the scenery within a matter of weeks, a fond farewell to the flurries ignites an impulse to share a sensational send off. Reporting an already amazing season, resorts across the region seem to have a few more days of play up their sleeve and with good reason. […]

Artists and Musicians Well Positioned in the Poconos

Taking time to appreciate tremendous talent flourishing throughout the region has venues, with good reason, inviting guests to take in free live performances. Advocating the experience of enjoying these outstanding local vocals is considered an ideal situation; as patrons partake in not only fantastic tunes, they get to converse with them before or after they […]

Going that extra mile…

As winter makes way to a springtime mix of “play,” we’ve collected a few pointers from our area animal friends on how to win the affection of their female selection with This Week’s fun fact courtesy of Bill Williams from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Did you know With the breeding season for Pennsylvania bobcats taking […]

Uplifting Snow Experiences

Calling Jack Frost and Big Boulder two times the fun is a common claim to fame echoed across the region after experiencing both resorts in one day! Situated merely minutes apart, Jack Frost is where snow sport enthusiasts from skiers, snow boarders and snow tubers typically start, often with Big Boulder carrying on the nighttime […]

A Unique Fun Find

The Lost Trails ATV Adventures—THE place to be when you want to find outrageous off-road excitement. Easy to get to from I-380 or I-81 just outside Scranton, you’ll find some of the best terrain in the Pocono Mountains. Talk about amazing views! The Lost Trails shares some not-so-hidden gems where you can slow down and […]

March 4th Marks 40 Years

See how pure maple syrup is made at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center’s scrumptious 40th Annual Public Maple Sugaring Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4. 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 […]

Where Entertainment Shinez…

FREEZE! Don’t miss Crystal Cabin Fever Ice Festival that ends this Weekend- FEBRUARY TO 26

Situated between Hawley and Hamlin, 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 underway now to February 26th. Festivities created over 10 years ago to cure that “cabin fever” feeling some are in need of relieving are now […]

Face the Facts…Before Snow Tracks

Set to go out in the snow?  Let’s face the facts, as area professionals in-the-know are ready to share the how and why pre-snow track preparation can enhance the situation before…during…and after activities. Fitness aficionados Phoenix Athletica’s Bob and Lindsay Larsen are familiar with more than a few facts as the Pocono Summit facility finds […]

cHERE’s Where to Find Barley’s Opportunities to…

Ask anyone enjoying a Barley Creek sit-n-eat about the food; you’ll likely get a response repeat of cHere’s where we go to enjoy some of the best dinner and drink. Head around 8:01 to 11 a.m., you’ll hear some new praise on ways of enjoying early days as The Morning Toast brings on eggs, breakfast […]

Can’t Narrow Down NEPA Things to do?

Wanna to satisfy those temptations to explore new and exciting ways to enjoy NEPA? Lackawanna County extends an invitation to discover “unique” recreation specific to the region this holiday and throughout the season. An entertainment epicenter merging the urban accessibility of exquisite theatre, symphony and dance; with outdoor sport opportunities exemplify why our friends at […]

Ditch the Heart-Shaped Surprise & Go Tubular!

Valentine’s Day is unique in the Poconos Mountains as things to do open outdoor ideas for two, three, four or more!  Make the day a focus on family or friends with the caveat fun must be done. Confident snowtubing is the perfect solution to any planning confusion, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is spot on where […]

Ready – Set – Snow!

The Pocono Mountains—one of the nation’s premier ski destinations has a variety of places to be for every level skier and snowboarder. Inevitably an equally impressive collection of professionals are on hand ready to introduce everyone to the memorable experience of a day on the slopes. Starting Gate Action Sports welcomes the opportunity to dice […]

Ready to do your part as a cabin fever reliever?

There’s’no time like the present to consider presents for snow sport enthusiasts with deals across the board at the region’s top destinations. Scrap those wool socks, trash that colorful tunic and haul away thoughts that a furry hat is where it’s at ’cause gratitude comes with altitude in the Pocono Mountains! Get the uplifting gift […]

Weekend Winter Hibernation – No Way! Winter Carnival Play Set for January 29

Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain stirs up some snow-motivation with a day of play on the slopes Sunday, January 29 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 […]

HEADS UP!!! Valentine’s Day is TOMORROW!

So you’ve had a little time to consider what you may get her (or him) as Valentine’s Day approaches. Surrounded by spectacular sites that just might provide the coolest gifts ever, you’ve got the means to show who’s really clever with this town-to-town collection. Shop on and give it a try… Before you buy the […]

Resorts Ready to Raise Awareness February 4

EAST STROUDSBURG – SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN SKI AREA Paint the Mountain Pink Day Benefits Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund Paint the Mountain Pink breast cancer event is being held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 4 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area 401 Hollow Road in East Stroudsburg. Enjoy raffles including a Grand Prize Ski […]

It’s A-LIVE!

Known for amazing outdoor excitement, the Pocono Mountains delivers opportunities to entice time indoors as well!  A look at indulging in live entertainment options introduces all to the tremendous talent of local artists you wouldn’t want to miss. Bringing in vocalists and duos, Barley Creek Brewing Company goes all out to create a destination dining […]

Explore Eagle Watches

Thousands of miles of lush forests and flowing waterways, the Pocono Mountains provides an ideal habitat for many species of animals. Few mountain experiences can be as exhilarating as the opportunity to observe wildlife in an unspoiled setting with eagle watching reaching its peak as we “speak.” According to the Eagle Institute, hundreds of bald […]

Winter Ways Played Back in the Day

Happy New Year! As time marches on, we’re drawn to move along with This Week in the Poconos magazine and its pages in-between that shared the scene across the Pocono Mountains decades ago. The time was January 1966 and we remember it like it was yesterday…likely because a variety of our merchants and destinations that […]

Ski Divas- Define Sensational Snowsporting

Ski Divas hit the slopes with Jack Frost’s FREE ladies clinic going on now through February 28! Since starting over 10 years ago, this group of gals goes all out every Tuesday at 10 (a.m. that is) so grab your ski or snowboard gear and gather with fellow female snow sport lovers age 18 and […]

Unique Dining Experiences

The Pocono Mountains opens doors to a world of delightful dining experiences. You can enjoy exquisite restaurant options, tantalizing takeout, even explore cooking in with some truly unique eats. The Butcher Shoppe’s Marc Zahra welcomes the opportunity to propose a few mouth-watering menu ideas sure to ignite intrigue. Ever consider kangaroo, elk or buffalo? How […]

THIS WEEK’s Area Menu Scene to Choose the Cuisine that Suits YOU

Welcome to the wonderful world of Pocono Mountains dining! Craving a certain cuisine but not sure of the scene? Checkout our lineup of amazing restaurant menu views from downloadable to direct links you can use to pick your place to feast. Restaurant Menus – Subject to Change In & Around Tannersville – Close to Camelback […]

LEARN to LOVE Snowsports

With Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month well underway across the nation, what better place to play than in the Pocono Mountains! Skilled instructors across the region tackle the task every season with a variety of skill levels loving reasons to get out and enjoy the snow. Whether a beginner to snow-between-your-feet, or familiar with […]

The Time to Save is NOW

DEAL OF THE DAY White Lightning SnowTubing  Fernwood Resort Route 209 Bushkill PA 888-FERNWOOD Enjoy a repeat treat & shop online at FernwoodResortPoconos.com  Here’s a Money Saving Midweek Snowtubing Coupon:  Read more about it RIGHT HERE        

Celebrations Run Inside & Out

Whether planning an evening for two or seeking family friendly fun to enjoy together as one, celebrate New Year’s Eve as a date to be out and about in the Pocono Mountains!                                   3-2-1 Happy S’NEW Year Snow’s the […]

Dining Deals

Whether planning to stay in or head on out, Pocono Mountains merchants share a recipe for savings when you celebrate the good times surrounded by family or when you plan to send a scrumptious treat to a friend. Digest these Dutifully Collected Deals: With Two Convenient Locations Both Offering Delivery or Carryout Convenience  Route 611 […]

It’s What You S’know that Matters…

This Week’s tidbit is courtesy of Blakeslee Animal Clinic’s Dr. Andrew Church Did you know…Many people believe keeping pets in the car is only dangerous in the summer months—nothing could be further from the truth, in the summer a vehicle is like an oven. As temperatures dip below freezing in the winter months, it transforms […]

The Time to Save is NOW…

DEAL OF THE DAY   Bendixen’s Bit of Country Giftware Just off I-380 North at 2414 Route 940 in Pocono Summit 570.839.8795 Shop Online at: Bendixens.com Clever Boxers are just $14.95 each…             CLICK & CLIP YOUR SAVINGS Coupon RIGHT HERE

Quiet Valley Old Time Christmas Returns December 10th & 11th

Customs come to life as the 26th Annual Old Time Christmas returns to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm this weekend December 10th and 11th. Start your own tradition with these peaceful winter farm outings that detail 19th century holidays through re-enactments and living displays amidst a quaint bucolic backdrop. Costumed guides lead softly lit lantern tours […]

Hawley Winterfest Returns this Weekend December 9 – 11!

Experience winter play the Pocono Mountains way at this year’s Hawley Winterfest weekend returning to the lake region December 9th through 11th. You’re invited to enjoy a three day communitywide celebration embracing Hawley’s Victorian roots with a delightful dose of activities each day. Find festivities from Friday on… from free samples and gift incentives at […]

Explore Indoor Rock Climbing

Boulder Climbing, a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, Bounce Houses—what more could anyone ask for?  Pocono Rocks is on course rolling right into downtown Mount Pocono with a place to go for indoor fitness based fun. Admiring his children, 10 year old Caleb and Cadence age 9, deliberately ditch digital temptation and engage in physical recreation; […]

The Time to Save is NOW…

 

the shopping EXPERIENCE in…

“Born from our love of the Christmas spirit dedicated to the child in all of us,” reads the plaque outside a rustic cabin doorway leading to The Briar Patch at Thornhurst Nurseries. Twenty years since situated, Kathy and Steve Rector carry on that holiday experience considering the shop more of a “destination,” greeting guests with […]

the shopping EXPERIENCE in…

“Hi Mickey!”…The greeting repeated almost in sync with each door opening of Theo B. Price. While this familiar Cresco destination posts the name of its original proprietor outdoors; indoors nowadays it’s storekeeper Mickey Miller many recognize in addition to exquisitely unique buys. A true anytime tradition, loyal patrons stop in often to enjoy a warm […]

the shopping EXPERIENCE in…

What do you give the girl or guy in your life that seems to have everything? Research into the query that’s bewildered most throughout the ages, turns talk to a popular Pocono Mountains destination familiar with calming the confusion—Hutton Metalcrafts.  As those elusive gift buys make the blood pressure rise, this Village of Pocono Pines […]

the shopping EXPERIENCE in…

Situated on Main Street along the outskirts of downtown Stroudsburg, you’ll find Pocono Vendors Marketplace. More than a clever collaboration of merchants, this outstanding destination introduces a world of wares including furniture, clothing, musical instruments and all surrounded by a warm, friendly atmosphere. With a “hello” as you walk through the door and non-intrusive offer […]

Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association Introduces Kids to Skiing & It’s FREE…Hurry offer Ends December 1!

Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) introduces fourth and fifth graders to the healthy winter sport of skiing or snowboarding for FREE!  That’s right… the familiar if it’s FREE then it’s for ME saying sounds pretty good right now doesn’t it? For thirteen years running PSAA has carried out this gift-of-go offering a Snowpass program as […]

Surrounded by Sweepstakes & Specials under the Sun

Mohegan Sun Pocono, one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania, is gearing up this November to celebrate their 10th Anniversary! They’re ready to party with a schedule full of live entertainment, incredible giveaways and delicious dining deals! Hot Seat All month – 10:00am and 10:00pm one lucky […]

After Thanksgiving Go-To! November 26th & 27th

Satisfy ALL your senses with a post-Thanksgiving feast for the eyes at this year’s Holiday Arts Festival at Skytop Lodge, Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, the 27th. Pocono Mountain Arts Council continues to astound, with this “fine arts-fine crafts show and sale” introducing all to the wonders of the region. “An exciting mix” of new […]

thanks4GIVING Goes On and On Even After the Turkey’s Gone!

Continuing the GIVING concept, let’s take a twist on opportunities to thank hosts this holiday season. When considering what-in-the world to bring to a holiday gathering…here’s the dish on who, what, when and where to find just the right thing. So let’s continue to Feast Your Eyes on this in Swiftwater Pocono Cheesecake Factory Route […]

Things to do This Weekend-November 19th & 20th

Days before Thanksgiving delve into delights with Saturday and Sunday, November 19th and 20th transforming Waverly Community House into a host full of handcrafted delight with the 33rd Annual Artisans’ Marketplace. Showcasing artists handpicked through a “rigorous” juried selection process enhances prospects of capturing just the right gift for yourself or someone special in a […]

On Track This Sunday November 20

All aboard for The Great Stroudsburg Train Show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20 at Jackson Township Fire House in Reeders. This popular model train exhibition shares operating layouts and vendors, even prize drawings! Whether an avid collector or considering a holiday display you’ll find an assortment of model train categories from K-Line, […]

Love a Parade? Enjoy Saturday’s in Scranton! November 19

Are you listening? November 19, the popular Santa Parade returns to Downtown Scranton! Held rain or shine, this 9 a.m. good time suggests you station yourself along the parade route that includes around Courthouse Square. Parking particulars…Indicating a few top spots, there’s Steamtown Mall garage at the Washington Avenue side with two additional garages along […]

Ready…Set…SHOP & SAVE…East Stroudsburg

Some step inside Country Kettle with an immediate urge to splurge on rows and rows of sweet treats. While adding candy to gifting is definitely a great idea, this East Stroudsburg retreat also rounds up a wide range of beautiful boutique buys. “We’re not just a candy store,” says co-proprietor Pam Schrenko enjoying over 30 […]

Ready…Set…SHOP & SAVE…Bartonsville

With a variety of jewelry options, American Candle is ready to “ring” in the holidays sharing wonderful ways to create an assortment of exquisite trinkets to give or get. They’ve got it covered from head to toe. From rings and things; to bracelets, charms and necklaces with inspirational an endearing messages to boot! Trouble coming […]

From the Pros Who Know…

The Pocono Mountains—one of the nation’s premier ski destinations has a variety of places to be for every level skier and snowboarder. Inevitably an equally impressive collection of professionals are on hand ready to introduce everyone to the memorable experience of a day on the slopes. Starting Gate Action Sports welcomes the opportunity to dice […]

How Shawnee Mountain Ski Area Gets Set for Some Serious Snow Making

Sensational slopes take some serious polar-know-how. With winter snow sport season is on the horizon, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area weighs in on what it takes to be one of the top ski and snowboarding facilities in the Pocono Mountains. Snowmaking improvements were a “top priority” over the summer season for this family and beginner friendly […]

Winter Weather Preparation for All

Adding a twist to our Pocono Did You Know segment, finds us blending ways we look at winter weather preparation…after all we are a hiberNATION. As winter sets in the seasonal chill challenges every man, woman and beast to cease shedding layers, opting for some to be in-home-stayers while others continue to absorb the great […]

Venture Out this Veterans Day &…

Veterans Day November 11—A date recognized throughout our nation for memorializing the sacrifices made by not only our military veterans but also their loved ones, offers a ton of opportunities to blow off a little steam and enjoy a day together exploring our national parks. This year make it a date to celebrate in Scranton […]

Holiday Giving…

We all consider ourselves somewhat creative (each in our own way) when it comes to holiday gift giving. Whether finding a personalized sweater when you’re stumped on what to get her, or finding that cleverly phrased plaque for a man-cave he now can’t remember where it’s at; we all strive to stump those we love […]

A Look Back at Autumn & All Them Familiar Names 50 YEARS Ago…

Keeping the time theme marching on, we’re drawn to tell more about This Week in the Poconos magazine and its pages in-between that shared our November neighbors’ scene across the Pocono Mountains decades long ago. The time was November 1966 and we remember it like it was yesterday. Likely because our merchants and destinations that […]

The Pocono Mountains…Where the Party’s At

Local haunts and happenings hotspots in the Pocono Mountains have geared up to deliver a spectacular assortment of Halloween hullabaloo. With Halloween falling on a Monday, the potential for a weekend long costumed celebration is inevitable. Destinations are ringing in the fun focused on festivities filled with an assortment of games, goodies, even movies into […]

 

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Theater Offers Opportunity to Share a Shriek n’a Show

The Pocono Mountains, known for its natural beauty, country charm and an abundance of outdoor activities, also hosts a thriving performing arts scene. Venues such as Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee-on-Delaware offer an intimate setting surrounding world-class theater with outstanding comedy series in tune with the season. As Halloween arrives, theatrical inspiration thrives as Scary, Scary […]

Crystal Cave Lantern Tours Friday & Saturday Nights All Month Long!

“An abundance of ghost stories have occurred at Crystal Cave over the past 144 years,” shares Kathy Campbell intriguing visitors to experience the Kutztown destination’s ominous past through the Halloween Ghost Lantern Tours. With select dates throughout October, she considers the “Mysterious feeling of being inside a dark cave” a catalyst compelling visitors to cast […]

Night Ziplining! Whatta a Scream!

As autumn ignites chilling challenges in place to embrace Halloween’s eerie approach, considering the shadowy hours of darkness a favorable time to zip line has Pocono TreeVentures Hallowscream Nights soaring to astounding heights in Bushkill. Friday and Saturday nights take flight harnessing sensational nighttime fun! Adding Sunday in on Halloween weekend to the amazing mix has […]

This Week’s Steamtown Train Excursions Lineup to Signup

Steamtown’s fall foliage excursions continue through October inviting passengers to experience views of the most spectacular colors speckled across the region. Let’s share a few view opportunities the whole family can enjoy. Saturday, October 29 Gouldsboro – Step back to the Roaring 20s at this historic train station with food, drink, books and souvenirs to […]

Country Junction Celebrates through October!

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival returns to Country Junction with exciting fall festivities the entire family will want to see! Considered one of the “Largest Pumpkin Festivals in the Poconos,” fun runs weekdays from 11 to 5 p.m. and 11 to 6 weekends now all the way through to October 30th. Bring the kids and […]

Whatta Hoot!

This Week’s Fun Fact about the Owls of Penn’s Woods comes from 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 […]

Indoor Opportunity Outlet

Deciding what to do This Week in the Poconos sometimes hinges upon the weather. With an assortment of ideas on to-do’s, lands us in Stroudsburg for an ideal indoor opportunity the whole family can enjoy—S&S Speedways indoor go-kart facility. Fueling a passion for racing more than 20 years in the making, new and experienced riders […]

Shark Tank Alum Expands to Poconos

Chris Sacca and Mark Cuban (Back row third and fourth from the right) take photo time alongside the t-shirted Rent Like A Champion team “It opened up a lot of doors,” says Mike Doyle, CEO of Rent Like A Champion describing results of this “sports focused” tech company’s appearance on the popular television show Shark […]

42nd Annual Harvest Festival returns to Quiet Valley this weekend October 8 & 9

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will host its 42nd Annual Harvest Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Themed 19th Century Tools, Technology & Trends; this year’s festival will showcase farming progress in the 19th century using equipment from Quiet Valley’s own collection. A means of exploring the […]

Pocono Food Truck & Art on the Mountain this weekend October 15 & 16

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, one of the top Pocono Mountains resort destinations, has quite a reputation for hosting some of the most amazing outdoor attractions. Holding high ranks for harnessing the area’s sensational seasonal transition; they score big with October’s Pocono Food Truck Festival and Art on the Mountain show! Ready to stir slumbering slopes before ski […]

American Candle Welcomes Jim Shore September 25!

American Candle welcomes internationally renowned designer and folk artist, Jim Shore, for a September 25 signing event from noon to 3 p.m. in Bartonsville. Part of a coast-to-coast, or shall we say Shore-to-shore tour; this unique talent will share his inspiration for popular works including Heartwood Creek®; Disney Traditions® and Rudolph Traditions® collections from Enesco, […]

Make it a Mohegan Sun Pocono Place to Go…Checkout Comedian Tracy Morgan October 7

Mohegan Sun Pocono, one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania, is gearing up for an incredible lineup of live entertainment this fall. Not to be outdone, one of the funniest comedians of a generation, Tracy Morgan, will be on hand at the Keystone Grand Ballroom on Friday, […]

THIS WEEKEND>A Feast Fit for Fun- Friday, September 16 through Sunday, the 18th

You’re invited to stay & play, or take in some takeout, at this year’s Holy Cross Greek Fest! Set with three days of fabulous feasting festivities September 16 thru 18, the Stroudsburg tradition over 25 years in the making offers an atmosphere Holy Cross Parish Council Vice President and festival Chairman Isidoros Skarlis calls, “Fun […]

Fish & Pay Lakes…Payoff for First-timers & Fall Family Friendly Fun

Fish and Pay Lakes payoff in a BIG way featuring family fun for all well into the fall!  As popularity soars surrounding this unique opportunity to “test the waters,” many are finding a greater admiration for the sport of fishing. With everything you need to succeed from pole rentals to bait, even ice and fish […]

Colorful Landscape, Fresh Air, Doesn’t Fall Just Make You Want to Celebrate the Great Outdoors?

Sending a message to soak in some of the great outdoors, we’re compelled to show…and tell about amazingly gorgeous destinations with environmental events to enjoy an outdoor celebration! As fall sets in, leaves turn the Pocono Mountains landscape an array of astounding colors. From deep burgundy to a crisp chestnut, there’s so many views as […]

Making History

Steamtown’s fall foliage excursions invite passengers to experience views of the most spectacular colors speckled across the region. Let’s share a few view opportunities the whole family can enjoy.  Saturday, October 15 Moscow – Enjoy a repeat seat on this weekend trip with light refreshments and souvenirs available at Moscow with sales supporting the restoration […]

Labor Day Weekend welcomes Pocono Garlic Festival at Shawnee

The local pick that packs a kick, Pocono Garlic Festival returns to Shawnee Mountain Labor Day Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4 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, […]

La Festa Italiana Returns Labor Day Weekend!

“[It’s the] time of your life without a dime in your pocket,” a draw Chris DiMattio considers continuously attracting visitors to LA FESTA ITALIANA more than 40 years. This free festival embracing Italian heritage sights, sounds and tastes, collides with the rich culture of Downtown Scranton September 2nd through the 5th with a clever mix […]

Claws ‘N’ Paws Critters

They grow up so fast…CLAWS ‘N’ PAWS—the unique animal experience tucked away in the beautiful mountainesque scenery surrounding Lake Ariel, has been welcoming generations of guests to explore the WILD life for over 40 years. Taking a twist and looking at other “generations,” returns our readers for an update on Abby, Alex and Kensie. This […]

Railfest 2016 Returns to Steamtown Saturday & Sunday!

Steamtown National Historic Site shared a full schedule of diesel-powered train rides this summer with a lineup easily persuading signup to enjoy the ride. Right on track with more to explore, Railfest 2016 pulls into this Scranton destination Labor Day weekend September 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy Locomotive Shop Demonstrations, […]

Brandberg Food & Drink Leaving a Positive Mark on Pocono Mountains Dining

A magnificent assortment of delightful dining prospects drifts about the Pocono Mountains. A look at what’ sup… on the plateau, sends the salivation-salvation for an evening out, taking foodies to one of the area’s top spots—Brandberg Food & Drink. Surrounded by the awestruck atmosphere of Kalahari Resort, this Pocono Manor destination gives the opportunity to […]

Wally Lake Fest returns to Lake Wallenpaupack this weekend!

Wally Lake Fest has repeats and first-timers across the region eagerly awaiting the sights, sounds and sails set for Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28. Whether landlubber or lake-lover the vote is in, this hugely popular three-day event carries on as one of the hottest tickets in town! Making waves out-and-about Lake Wallenpaupack and […]

Wallenpaupack Boat Tours & Rentals Shares Lake Wallenpaupack Sights & History

The feel of warm sand between your toes some would agree is quite pleasing; opting to mix Wally Lake Fest up with Wallenpaupack Boat Tours & Rentals’ land-to-see approach proves to be an absolutely appealing festive float-to-boat for even more! All aboard! Passengers not only join the wave of watercraft spectators during the celebration, they […]

Pocono State Craft Festival Returns this Weekend August 20 & 21 to Quiet Valley

Celebrate “the heritage, beauty and quality of Pennsylvania Crafts” as Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm hosts the exquisite experience of the 30th annual Pocono State Craft Festival August 20 and August 21. Co-sponsors Pocono Arts Council and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen applaud talented artisans sharing the spotlight with exquisite works […]

Mady’s Snow Day Showers Barley Creek this Saturday August 20

Snow days— a time to create memories…a time for celebration…a time for friends…a time to capture that succinct sense of carefree enjoyment we all appreciate. This endearing expression bears no seasonal setback with Barley Creek Brewing Company right on track and ready to host another monumental Mady’s Snow Day turnout Saturday, August 20. Park it […]

A Bit of History on the Falls…

Did you know … Bushkill Falls was visited prior to being officially opened in 1904. In the late 1800’s, the Peters family rented the property to a farmer where there was an agreement that tourists who traveled by horse and buggy would be charged 10 cents for a walk through his corn fields to view […]

Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival set for THIS WEEKEND at Shawnee!

Freshly harvested corn—finger licking BBQ— what could be more enjoyable than a summer afternoon savoring these sweet scent-sations…TWO DAYS of delights with Shawnee sharing the new Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 13 and 14! Throw in over 25 vendors, nonstop live entertainment and a variety of western themed festival […]

Country Kettle…Candy…Gifts…& More

Savoring the sweet success of more than 30 years in business, Country Kettle Candy & Gift Shop has become quite the Pocono Mountains staple attracting visitors from near and far for generations!  With sights set on satisfying cravings of all sorts, this Marshalls Creek merchant is surely a shopper’s paradise with over 250 barrels of […]

Pennsylvania Wing Festival Pulls Into Pocono Raceway this Saturday August 13

Ladies and gentlemen—start your napkins…for Pocono Raceway’s Pennsylvania Wing Festival Saturday August 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Unite for the love of poultry in Long Pond plus the appeal of live music, kid’s activities galore and more. Benefiting Monroe County Meals on Wheels, enjoy an assortment of savory winged selections from crafty cooks […]

Celebrate – Save & Get Your Feast on

Summertime is fine as a season with reasons to unwind and dine, so what could be greater than adding a weekly saver? Taking the TGIF acronym-hymn for pre-weekend fun to the max, The Original Baileys Rib & Steakhouse and Smugglers Cove Seafood & Steaks are dishing out mouthwatering land-to-sea deals sure to satisfy all without […]

Under the Sun this Weekend

Enjoy the Hottest Entertainment, Live Music & Racing Events Friday, August 19th & Saturday, August 20th Turn the heat up for a weekend with live music all night long! On Friday and Saturday enjoy live music at the Terrace starting at 6:00pm. Then shake things up a bit, head over to Breakers at 9:30pm and […]

This Week’s Fast Flying Fact…PMC’s Walk with a Doctor is this Saturday!

This Week’s Fun Fact comes from Pocono Medical Center’s Medical Director of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Services, Dr. Nche Zama, MD, PhD Did you know…A Happy Walk is beneficial to your health by reducing the risk of a cardiovascular event… Dr. Nche Zama, MD, PhD, adds, “It is a passion of mine to encourage the community […]

All Summer Longggg

Here’s a weekend celebration destination running all month long rain or shine—Country Junction’s wildly popular Weekend Festivals! Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy an exciting variety of rides; explore family friendly games and imaginative activities. Then take a tour of the store with great food and snacks along with interesting and entertaining […]

Goat-To the County Fair Starting This Monday! August 8 to 13

It’s time to goat-to the Carbon County Fair and “Harvest the Fun” Monday, August 8 to Saturday, August 13. Open 3 to 11 p.m. through the week and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, you’ll find rides, games, and food concessions galore. Enjoy live performances nightly along with the arena hosting authentic county fair excitement. From […]

Quiet Valley’s 10th Annual Heritage Craft Day is this Saturday-August 6!

A celebration of early American crafts and skills, Quiet Valley’s 10th Annual Heritage Craft Day August 6, invites visitors to witness the creativity that characterized early Pennsylvania settlers. This hands-on opportunity introduces skills from weaving, spinning and bobbin lace; to horn work, pottery and blacksmithing all in one place. Continuing the “hands-on” thread, guests can […]

Festival of Wood Returns to Grey Towers August 6 & 7!

A focus on “Goods from the Woods” awaits all at this year’s Festival of Wood lumbering into Grey Towers National Historic Site, August 6 and 7. Aged 12 years to perfection, guests of this family-friendly free event will find various crafts and activities focusing on the wonders of wood in everyday living as a great […]

Bear Talk

The Black Bear—physical and behavioral adaptations have helped this intriguing creature’s Pennsylvania population prosper to an estimated 18,000 individuals in 2014. Make plans for a repeat seat in the Pocono Mountains next month and explore an educational opportunity highlighting its biology including diet, hibernation and reproductive behavior. Pennsylvania Game Commission bear biologist Mark Terment with […]

Out of Site…Savings to Shawnee’s Sweet Corn & BBQ Fest August 13 & 14!

Pre-purchase planning is a sweet thing! Grab tickets to  events ahead time and save with This Week in the Poconos’ In-Publication Shopping! Spot a show in our  lineup then prepare to go with this convenient online option using your smartphone, tablet or computer to get connected to tickets sales. You can even mouse over ads throughout This […]

For the Love of Racing

For 20 years S&S Speedways has fueled a passion for racing. Today, this Stroudsburg indoor go-kart facility continues to ignite the excitement that all began as a spark of inspiration shared between two kart racing pros. Randy & Denise Smith met as teens on the circuit. A long family history of racing fostered a fierce […]

Enjoy Your Pocono Mountains Play? Then…

Often referred to as “the best kept secret in the Poconos” Lake Naomi has been a recreation destination for over 120 years. Boasting a sprawling 277 acre private lake nestled within over 2,500 acres of wooded home sites, Lake Naomi Club’s commitment to amenities and listing in the Platinum Club of America’s elite ranks, makes […]

ATV Adventures= “FLAT-OUT” Off Roading Excitement

The Lost Trails ATV Adventures flat-out delivers the thrill of the ride with tons of off-road excitement! Situated just outside Scranton, riders embrace exhilaration and cut loose on over 2,000 acres of the hottest terrain in the Pocono Mountains. A variety of changing mapped, marked and color coded trails take you from Mild to Wild, Scenic […]

Tantalizing Tips…

Planning your next grilling menu? The Butcher Shoppe’s Marc Zahra welcomes the opportunity to propose some intriguing ideas including: kangaroo, elk and buffalo. Offering exotic meats, along with prime beef cuts such as rib-eye, strip and porterhouse steak, his Pocono Lake store has been creating fans of this flavorful fare for over 40 years. Alongside wife Debbie, Marc […]

Don’t Miss Quiet Valley’s Farm to Table Experience Saturday

 You can’t get any fresher than straight from patch to palate, making Quiet Valley’s Farm to Table Experience Saturday, September 3, 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 […]

Oh Baby!

CLAWS ‘N’ PAWS—a unique animal experience tucked away in the beautiful mountainesque scenery surrounding Lake Ariel, has been welcoming generations of guests to explore the WILD life for more than 40 years. Offering the not-so-typical zoo visit, Claws’ exhibits place guests face to face with a diverse collection of over 120 entertaining, majestic and absolutely […]

Amusement Park PLUS…

“A full spectrum of family excitement”                                                                                                                                                – Christopher Maier Land of Make Believe—bringing generations together for wholesome family fun for over 60 years welcomes summer in full swing igniting the urge for outdoor adventure with this popular park geared up for another great season. Striving to create “A full spectrum of family excitement,” […]

Unique Ideas for Summertime Fun

Summer is a great time to relax and enjoy yourself. Whether relaxing lakeside with a good book—you can color or gathering the family for an entertaining wax works session where you can cherish time together creating an everlasting memento the opportunities are endless This Week in the Poconos. Here’s a few ideas where for making […]

Cooool

Pocono Mountains places share a wide selection of unique crafts. From the exquisite works of Hutton Metalcrafts in Pocono Pines where you’ll find an amazing assortment of skilled metalwork or you can order your own sentimental design; to The Village Crafter’s Gallery and Pottery Studio just outside The Crossings Outlets along route 611 in Tannersville […]

Explore Audubon Art & Craft Festival this Saturday & Sunday-the 16th & 17th

Step indoors and explore just how cool nature is at the 31st Annual Audubon Art & Craft Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16 and 17 at Wallenpaupack High School in Hawley. Entwining art and wildlife, this popular event offers a fun filled opportunity for all ages to learn about and experience firsthand, many […]

Shawnee Hosts Poconos’ Wurst Festival this weekend: July 16 &17!

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area presents the 8th Annual Poconos’ Wurst Festival filled with an entertaining mix of brews, brats and musical festivities set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16 and 17. Considered the “Best of the Wurst,” cultures collide as authentic Polish and German themes blend scrumptious cuisine and traditional music with eye-catching […]

Ready for a Run?

Cock-a-doodle-dooooo Lace up those shoes for Quiet Valley’s Rooster Run & 1 mile Fun Run July 16 Trot over hill & dale Past the farm pond, pastures & apple orchards In this popular 5K Various course surfaces including Grass, dirt, gravel & paved roads Proceeds benefit Quiet Valley A nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Signup Today: […]

So You Think You Can Fish

Aficionado or novice, nothing compares to the experience of fishing with a pro. Sharing the how, what, why’s that continue to make this an increasingly popular sportsman’s choice, Sports Fishing Guide Kenny Garippa delivers details alongside long time client and friend Dennis Fredericks. His office—a 21 foot Nitro bass boat with screaming 225 Hp Mercury […]

Shawnee Shows…

One of the many hats parents don during summer break is Entertainment Coordinator. Whether it’s for the enjoyment of little ones or a smidgen of self-sanity-saving, having a plan in place for fun times rain or shine is crucial. Nestled neatly in Shawnee on Delaware, Shawnee Playhouse is there to lend a hand offering an […]

Water-WAYS to Play!

Family owned and operated Kittatinny Canoes continues to amuse with a variety of outstanding outdoor adventure opportunities. Founded in 1941, the Delaware River destination situated near the Kittatinny Range of the Appalachian Mountains has evolved to a top notch recreation spot boasting “One of the largest fleets of canoes, rafts, kayaks and tubes in the […]

Music in the Valley Stirs Quiet Valley this Saturday- July 9!

Quiet Valley’s Music in the Valley, Saturday, July 9, echoes the tremendous talent right here in the Pocono Mountains. Featuring a variety of groups performing traditional music throughout the farm for all ages including a sing-a-long for the children, MITV is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the musicians and learn about folk instruments. Held […]

Summer’s in Full Swing…So Park It!

Kalahari Waterpark Day Passes offer the opportunity for a little aqua persuasion to satisfy vacation or staycation planning conundrums come rain or shine. With over 100,000 square feet of wet & wild indoor fun, tons of thrilling twists and turns translates to all day splash and play in the newest of America’s largest indoor waterparks […]

Saturdays make Rodeo Fun for All

One of the hottest tickets in town, the Pocono Rodeo series is set to send a surge of edge-of-your-seat excitement all summer long by way of Memorytown USA. Professional cowboys and cowgirls from near and far converge on the Poconos every Saturday through September 3rd for another amazing rodeo series filled with heart pounding action […]

FIREWORKS FUN> Plan on It!

It’s nearly July in the Poconos—time to make your plans to watch the fireworks fly! The mountains lend their own unique touch as nature’s acoustics blend bursts with patriotic tunes played by bands across the region. While dazzling sprays of light erupt capturing the night sky; let’s not forget daylight delights as festivals foster the […]

Under the Sun…

Sizzle into summer at Mohegan Sun Pocono featuring a smoking hot schedule of parties, prizes, shows and more! It’ll be a summer for the record books with festivities starting up on July 1st, a mid-summer fireworks show and an extended celebration through Hot Summer Fun’s final day on September 5th. The Summer spotlight shines on […]

Summer Settles in at Quiet Valley

For 53 years, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm has introduced guests to experience 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. Another stellar summer tour is well underway at the […]

Barley Creek Sets Sights on a Summer Sure to Sizzle

Sharing what’s up at the creek, takes us to the popular Tannersville eatery Barley Creek Brewing Company as they introduce an assortment of scrumptious summer menu items including Short Rib Fajitas, Ahi Tuna and a refreshing Summer Salad with arugula, blueberries and apple chips. While the food is fabulous, it’s that clever mix of festivities […]

Host…

As warm weather ignites opportunities to enjoy patio picnics and get togethers, American Candle shares exquisite ideas for indoor and outdoor decor. Embracing bold and beautiful colors of summer, this Bartonsville boutique bears a variety of concepts to create magnificent entertaining options. “Homes these days embrace a no boundaries lifestyle that extends beyond four walls […]

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Three Times the Thrills

The latest in thrills and (in certain situations) chills has hit the Pocono Mountains with Country Junction and The Waldorf Hotel harnessing the Escape Room craze creating three unique opportunities to test your senses and deduce which way to produce an escape route. Find a fun way to family bond. Step out with some live […]

LOOKOUT! Trail Maps Belowwwww

Rolling hills, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and evergreen forests; the Pocono Mountains offers 2,400 square miles of astonishing natural beauty. Embracing the opportunity to introduce (and re-introduce) the great outdoors, let’s lend a hand sharing trail maps from a collection of spectacular spots. LOOKOUT! trail maps BELOW… HICKORY RUN STATE PARK WHERE 3613 State Route 534, […]

Quiet Valley Farm Animal Frolic Returns this Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29!

As spring reawakens new life, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm presents one of its most popular programs—Farm Animal Frolic—giving children and adults the opportunity to experience baby animals firsthand. Both entertaining and downright adorable, Farm Animal Frolic focuses on educating as a clever mix of fun activities take guests on a journey to yesteryear when […]

Shawnee Celtic Festival set for May 28 & 29!

Warm weather reaps reasons to get together with festival excitement brewing at Shawnee Mountain! This center of outdoor festival activity in the Pocono region kicks things into high gear Memorial Day Weekend with the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands echo across Shawnee Celtic Festival May 28 & 29. A long […]

Ready…Set…Celebrate! Start Planning…

As we make our Memorial Day weekend plans, let’s not forget to thank the men and women who serve our country along with our nation’s veterans who have dedicated their life to preserving those rights that we hold dear. Enjoy a safe, happy holiday with a friendly reminder to take a moment for a simple […]

Why Do Leaves Change?

As forecasts predict fall foliage splendor erupting into mid-October, let’s share details on why leaves change color. Did You Know…In warmer months, leaves capture the sun’s energy and turn it into food through a process called photosynthesis, made possible by a pigment called chlorophyll keeping leaves green in the summer. Chlorophyll absorbs sunlight, turning it […]

Let’s Make a Deal…

This Week’s Super Saver Spotlight shines bright on deals sure to inspire the desire to go out for a fabulous time! Proving membership has its privileges… The Creek Club at Barley Creek Brewing Company participants can save a bunch! From outstanding eats to fabulous fun and more, signup today and start seizing some pretty awesome benefits! […]

Zuri Jirani: Good Neighbor Translation Adds Up to Savings!

Zuri Jirani—Swahili for Good Neighbor, transcends translation with Kalahari Pocono Mountains extending an open invitation to experience year-round membership discounts!  Proving proximity has its perks, this Pocono Manor destination is offering their Monroe County residential and working neighbors the opportunity to soak in all this program has to offer Monday through Friday with added savings […]

Local Talent a-Brewin’ at the Creek

Take time to appreciate the tremendous talent flourishing throughout the region as the area’s top venues invite guests to enjoy free live performances. Igniting enthusiasm to follow these outstanding local musicians as their careers flourish, This Week’s spotlight shines bright on Barley Creek Brewing Company. Over 20 years this Tannersville hotspot has not only served […]

Where Wonders Come Naturally

Did you know … Bushkill Falls was visited prior to being officially opened in 1904. In the late 1800’s, the Peters family rented the property to a farmer where there was an agreement that tourists who traveled by horse and buggy would be charged 10 cents for a walk through his corn fields to view […]

Greenhouse & Kitchen show set for April 30 at Waverly

Waverly Community House continues to embrace spring renewal hosting their popular Home and Garden show with this year’s concept taking a clever turn as organizer’s invite one and all to the first annual Greenhouse & Kitchen show offering innovative ideas inside and out 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30. With a suggested donation […]

PA Trout Fishing Season Opens this Saturday-April 16

Now’s the time to gather friends, family and what else…fishing gear, as waterway play is set to get underway! Casting a line on the 2016 Pennsylvania Trout Fishing Season, officially beginning April 16, has us hooked on satisfying that angler’s itch with a few facts. The Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania is widely known as […]

Explore National Park Week April 16 to 24

As the National Park Service century of excellence celebration continues, ingenious annual ideas endure including National Park Week sparking enthusiasm to visit our country’s national parks and federal lands with free admission April 16 to 24. Northeastern Pennsylvania serves as the ideal location to absorb this recreation with a collection of outstanding destinations ready to […]

Regionally Recognized with Events Galore

Earth Day—a time to celebrate nature and unite in support of the environment. First observed in the United States over 45 years ago, the day of dedication has evolved to become a world-wide initiative. With festivities surrounding Earth Day, April 22, educating and engaging global appreciation, where better to get out and enjoy the great […]

Experience the Exhilaration of Live Harness Racing

Spring has sprung and it is time to get outdoors! Feel the thrilling excitement and take in the awe inspiring beauty of the renowned 5/8 mile oval, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Coming off the 50th anniversary season of 2015, action packed live harness racing is back, and better than ever. This season’s lineup […]

Celebrate with the Electric City

  Hard to say…Easy to remember …With an assortment of amazing events set for Scranton’s Sesquicentennial 150th Anniversary Charter Day, we’ve noted a few fantastic finds to check out the day’s festivities.

Crystal Cave: A Kutztown Natural Wonder

“Accidentally discovered” by two farmers in 1871, Crystal Cave’s Kathy Campbell shares a riveting look into the depths of this Kutztown natural wonder. Describing cavern tours for the past 145 years, she tells how tourists first arrived on horseback and stagecoach staying overnight in the onsite hotel with Coal oil lanterns, torches, and tallow candles […]

Bushkill Falls Opens for the Season!

Signs of spring reveal marvels for the eyes to behold. As images of an ideal getaway yield the caveat it not be far away, many head to higher altitude for the certainty of witnessing nature’s uninterrupted beauty—the Pocono Mountains. From exploring miles of hiking and bike trails, to getting your feet wet (or not) with […]

Explore Boulder Field

Boulder Field, located in Hickory Run State Park, is a National Natural Landmark and true scenic wonder. This vast field of astounding stone is actually remains of the last ice advance. While over 15,000 years ago such rocky terrain was common throughout the Northeast; gradual weathering and climate changes have led to the coverage or […]

Locally LIVE

Taking time to appreciate the tremendous talent flourishing throughout the region, Pocono Mountains venues continuously introduce guests to live performances igniting enthusiasm to follow these outstanding musicians. This Week’s spotlight shines bright with sights focused on an increasingly popular spot comfortably nestled along the Delaware River—Shawnee Craft Brewery. Serving as the ideal serene setting, their […]

LOOK…Don’t Touch

Viewing wildlife in their natural habitat can be a wonderful, exhilarating way to connect with nature. However, attempts to scare away curious creatures foraging through bird feeders or approaching doe-eye critters should be avoided. Certain precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of the animals should always be taken: Don’t feed wild animals. Feeding […]

The Line on Pre-Season Prep…

With Pennsylvania Trout Fishing Season merely weeks away, now is the time to prepare. All you need from fishing licenses to bait and equipment can be easily acquired at an assortment of locally owned shops across the region. With experienced personnel, these pros are eager to aid in discovering just the right bait and accessories […]

Let’s Reel-in a Clever Fact on a Few Popular PA Trout

This Week’s fun fact comes from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s Walt Dietz Did you know … 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 […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Set for this Sunday>March 20 in Stroudsburg

Nearly 40 years ago, Pocono Irish American Club was founded to, “Preserve and promote” Irish culture. Since its inception, the organization has enlisted ongoing efforts to further exemplify this illustrious heritage with none more recognizable than the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Less than two miles embodies a Main Street route through the Borough of […]

Camelback’s Parking Lot Party Weekend> THIS Saturday -AND- Sunday March 19 & 20

Camelback Mountain Resort maintains monumental status as host to a stellar lineup of creative events and entertaining sights igniting the outdoor enthusiast in all. Sending the winter season out with a bang tends to be a highly anticipated tradition with this Tannersville destination happy to oblige at March 19 & 20’s Parking Lot Party. Their […]

Have YOU Made your Easter Plans Yet?

Bring on the Brunch As Easter, March 27 approaches, the opportunity to explore exquisite culinary delights alongside friends and family arises. Brunch being synonymous for Sunday celebrations, masterful menus make the decision to dine out simple with pondering where to choose posing the real query. COME FOR THE DAY… Rtes 191 & 940 in CRESCO […]

UPDATE>>Shawnee Mountain’s Costume Carnival Day has been cancelled

While this year’s Costume Carnival Day has been cancelled, Shawnee Mountain has sights set on all sorts of exciting events throughout the spring & summer watch for more of what’s in store…  Shawnee Mountain Ski Area 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg in beautiful Shawnee-on-Delaware CLICK HERE & Checkout: www.shawneemt.com 570-421-7231

Lake Naomi Real Estate: Opening Doors to Seasonal Sensations

Often referred to as “The best kept secret in the Poconos” Lake Naomi has been a recreation destination for over 120 years! Originally conceived as an ice harvesting lake, Lake Naomi was one of the first tourist destinations in the Pocono Mountains from as early as 1895. Boasting a sprawling 277 acre private lake nestled […]

Sharing Fun Facts from the Pocono Mountains

This Week’s Fun Fact comes from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s William Williams. Did You Know…While one welcomed sign of spring, besides calm winds and above freezing temperatures, continues to be the sound of our fine feathered friends’ blissful chirping chatter; the courtship activity of the woodcock takes things just a bit further. Male timberdoodles establish […]

Enjoy the GREAT Outdoors & IN

Rolling hills, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and evergreen forests; the Pocono Mountains offer 2,400 square miles of astonishing natural beauty. With a wealth of wonderful places to hike, make plans to repeat the feat and visit these fabulous destinations: BUSHKILL FALLS Bushkill Falls Road, Bushkill Opening day for this spectacular scenic spot filled with waterfalls is […]

Charter Day Celebration Set for Sunday, March 13

Harnessing facts and faces behind significant accomplishments that shape how we live today, serves as a means of both honoring and engraving memories of people from our past.  As organizations across the Commonwealth commemorate the founding of Pennsylvania, Eckley Miners’ Village recognizes anthracite mining heritage with an open invitation to join a Charter Day celebration […]

Hooray for Kettle Creek Maple Sugaring Day this Saturday March 5!

See how pure maple syrup is made at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center’s scrumptious Maple Sugaring Day excursion March 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours, tastings and tantalizing presentations are set for all to enjoy as you join Environmental Educators on a journey through the sugarbush. Experience early methods of making maple syrup, […]

Repeat Feats

Camelback Mountain Resort—sensational snow sports, exhilarating competitions and an array of outstanding giveaways maintains monumental status propelling patrons to outrageous heights. Host to a stellar lineup of events and sights set to ignite the outdoor enthusiast in all, this Tannersville destination is consistent in sending the winter season out with a bang. Starting with March […]

Discover…The Lost Trails ATV Adventures

The Lost Trails ATV Adventures dishes out tons of off-road excitement just outside of Scranton.  Do-more in Dunmore with this opportunity to cut loose on some of the hottest terrain in the Pocono Mountains! March Membership Mania Month is merely weeks away! Seize some seriously steep discounts on Single, Buddy and Family Memberships. There’s limited […]

Kicker Friday at Camelback

Camelback Resort—one of the top snow sport destinations in the Pocono Mountains seizes an opportunity to share the latest in ski equipment with Kicker Demo Day set for February 19. Figure Friday into your weekend plans from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a demo day! Considered, “Designs [that] embrace groomers, hard pack, crud and […]

Demo Day at Camelback

Camelback Resort—one of the top snow sport destinations in the Pocono Mountains seizes an opportunity to share the latest in ski equipment with a Burton Demo Day set for February 27. Figure Saturday into your weekend plans from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a demo day! Guests who want to demo products must provide a […]

Carve4Cancer set for this Saturday- February 6

CARVE4CANCER returns to Big Boulder Saturday, February 6! While this day-long ski and snowboard “lifestyle festival” includes FREE live music, along with art and events from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Boulder Park lodge, it serves a purpose-pulverizing blood cancers. Fundraising for research shares the spotlight with educating today’s youth on the importance of […]

B4BC: Boarding for Breast Cancer Returns to Camelback Saturday, February 6

Camelback is turning PINK for the day with breast cancer awareness! Make a donation at any sales point throughout the day. Any amount makes a difference. Get your PINK on and purchase Camelback Swag on the Main Deck. DJ Gary will be spinning tunes LIVE on the Main Deck from 12:00PM – 4:00PM. Look out for […]

Shawnee’s 3rd Annual Cancer Awareness Weekend this Saturday & Sunday February 6 & 7!

          Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in cooperation with the American Cancer Society and the Hope for Strength Cancer Fund are all working together to increase awareness of cancer prevention and to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. On Saturday, all are welcome to Paint the Mountain Pink […]

Crystal Cabin Fever Ice Festival is Well Underway!

Situated between Hawley and Hamlin, Lakeville’s Sculpted Ice Works artisans have been masterfully carving away in anticipation of this year’s Crystal Cabin Fever Ice Festival February 5 to 28. A decade of innovative dicing has inevitably resulted in the event’s “Best of 10 Years” idea reincarnating the past nine themes. Doors open 11 a.m. to […]