New at The Crossings Premium Outlets

Barley Creek Brewing Company has been a staple of the Pocono community for more than twenty years. Now with the ever-changing times, they bring to you their newest location: Barley Creek Tasting Room & Sports Pub at The Crossings Premium Outlets. Open seven days per week, this one of a kind place features Pennsylvania made […]

Celebrating All Things Fall at Quiet Valley

A historical farm here in the Poconos, Quiet Valley is a non-profit, living museum dedicated to keeping the 19th century alive through agriculture. Located on over one hundred beautiful acres of nature, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Later this month, come see the “Eerie Side” of Quiet Valley! Spooky Days […]

Experience the Mystery and Majesty of Crystal Cave

An attraction known to many as “Pennsylvania’s Greatest Natural Wonder” is a fantastic experience for the whole family. Crystal Cave in nearby Kutztown is a fun and historical place to visit. With over one hundred acres to explore you can plan a tour of the cave and see all of the many natural formations. If […]

The Beauty of the Season – from the Air!

Did you ever rustle through a pile of leaves and wonder in excitement how they got their beautiful coloring? Leaves change color in the fall through a process called photosynthesis made possible by the presence of chlorophyll. This process requires water. In the warmer months, leaves capture the sun’s energy and stay green. But as […]

And So Much More at Country Kettle Candy & Gift Shop

Halloween is fast approaching. Why not make Country Kettle your top spot for all of your little goblins! There are so many CANDY choices you won’t believe your eyes. There are festive foil wrapped chocolates and yummy crème pumpkins. Do you like Gummis? If you do, the witch hats, body parts and pumpkins will put […]

The Shoppes at American Candle presents…

In a once in a lifetime opportunity event, The Shoppes at American Candle are bringing you a Jim Shore Signing Event on 9/22/19. Jim Shore is an American born artist who, at a young age, was introduced to art from his parents and grandmother. He worked hard for many many years developing his designs and […]

Pocono Garlic and Harvest Festival Set for Labor Day Weekend

One of the most popular events of the year is finally here! It’s time for the Pocono Garlic and Harvest Festival. You will find everything from garlic foods and garlic themed merchandise to live music, assorted demonstrations and loads of activities for children! From August 31st to September 1st come on down to Shawnee Ski […]

A Celebration of Culture, Food & Entertainment in Scranton

Plan to take a little drive on Labor Day Weekend to the heart of downtown Scranton and you will be enjoying yourself at La Festa Italiana! At Courthouse Square, you will find a free event filled with live entertainment on multiple stages, a 5K Run/Walk, an Italian Mass and over eighty vendors offering authentic Italian […]

Take a Views Cruise with Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours

Since the 1960s when it all began with a single pontoon boat, Wallenpaupack Boat Tours has been a favorite amongst Poconos travelers. Having expanded, there is now so much more than a single boat on a lake. They are located near the Lake Wallenpaupack Observation Dike on Route 6 in Hawley. When you arrive, you […]

Kalahari Resorts – Home to So Many Dining Options

At Kalahari Resorts, there are numerous choices for the entire family to enjoy their meals. There are family-friendly options such as the fun Kalahari Character Breakfast at Sortino’s Italian Kitchen, Great Karoo Marketplace Buffet, Pizza Pub and Café Mirage. If you wish to stay within the waterpark, there are six dining outlets and you never […]

Historical Facts (& Coming Events) Shared by Bushkill Falls

Did you know… Bushkill Falls was visited before its official opening 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 the waterfalls. […]

At American Candle

Avid collectors won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime event as The Shoppes at American Candle bring you their Jim Shore Signing Event on September 22nd. What a wonderful opportunity to meet the designer and add value to your pieces when you have them signed. What a great collectible for your home or surprise someone you […]

S&S Speedways thrill of the Ride

For over twenty years, S&S Speedways is bringing Indoor Go-Kart fun and excitement to the Poconos. If you love racing, this is a place you must visit. Located in convenient Stroudsburg, the clean, family owned facility offers fun for all and a friendly, welcoming staff to assist you with all of your racing needs. Feed […]

ABC Supply 500 Indycar Series at Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway has an action-packed weekend planned August 17-18, 2018. On Saturday, there is a Vintage Indy Car Celebration. The scheduled car show and autograph sessions will delight fans of all ages. On-track activity will include both practices and qualifying for Sunday’s big race. Then on Sunday, you won’t want to miss the ABC Supply […]

A Day Dedicated to the Crafts of the 1800s

A historical farm here in the Poconos, Quiet Valley is a non-profit, living museum dedicated to keeping the 19th century alive through agriculture. Located on over one hundred beautiful acres of nature, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can sign up to take a tour or explore on your own. […]

Old-Fashioned Home Cooked Meals at Affordable Prices

Some places specialize in their breakfasts, others have the best sandwiches or burgers. Well, there’s a place in nearby Henryville that has all of that and more. That is Cook’s Corner Family Restaurant. Serving good old-fashioned, home cooked meals at affordable prices, Cook’s Corner is the place to go! The breakfast menu is extensive with […]

At Costa’s Family Fun Park

Located on Route 6 in the Northeastern Pocono Mountains, Costa’s Family Fun Park offers activities for the entire family. Costa’s offers go-karts, mini golf, laser tag, bumper boats, batting cages, water slides, birthday party specials and more! Being a spectator is free. You only pay as you play. There are packages available too to give […]

Carbon County Fair August 5-10

From August 5-10th the Carbon County Fair is on! Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the fair continues to provide an amazing line up of entertainment for children and adults alike. Monday begins an action-packed day with the Opening Ceremony and Crowning of the Fair Queen, a Zero Turn Competition, and a spectacular fireworks display. […]

Forecasting a Snow-Go at Barley Creek

On Sunday, August 4th folks from near and far will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Madyson Brendal Law. At Barley Creek’s Pint Sized Park, come see it snow in August at Mady’s Snow Day. Such an extraordinary young lady who touched the lives of so many people around her, Mady knew […]

A Memory Around Every Corner at Country Junction

If you are looking for a family-oriented experience and a place with a nostalgic feel, then you need to look no further than Country Junction in nearby Lehighton. You can shop for treasures for the home and delicious sweet treats including homemade fudge and vintage candy. With an arcade, mini bowling alley and free petting […]

Get Close to the Animals!

If you are a person who loves animals, Claws “N” Paws Wild Animal Park is a special place you must plan to visit. Located in nearby Lake Ariel, in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains, the animal park brings glorious wild animals and education through hands-on learning jointly to life. When you can be […]

Taste Jubilee Restaurant’s Grand Wing Menu

Up North in Pocono Pines, you will find a gem of a place adjacent to Lake Naomi. Second generation family members bring to you a pleasant atmosphere, delicious foods, good drinks and fun on Thursday and Sunday evenings with their Wing Nights! If wings are your thing then you must visit Jubilee Restaurant! They have […]

This Weekend: Art to Life at Audubon Art and Craft Festival

Are you in awe of Nature and just how beautiful it is? Do you love learning about preserving our wildlife? To celebrate and help educate the public about the wildlife in our area and preserving our environment the Audubon Wildlife Arts and Craft Festival was formed. On July 20 and 21, 2019 in Wallenpaupack Area […]

Pocono Indian Museum & Gift Shop

Located in one of the oldest buildings in the Pocono Mountains, the Pocono Indian Museum is a fun place to spend the afternoon. Through displays of artifacts, tools and weapons the history of the Delaware Indians comes to life before your very eyes. You can take a thirty-minute tour of the museum if you wish […]

Pocono Cheesecake Factory’s Cafe at The Crossings

Outlet shopping makes everyone two things: tired and hungry. Luckily there is a place serving salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and creamy, delicious cheesecakes. The atmosphere is friendly and the food is made fresh daily. It is the perfect reboot to continue your shopping fun! Check out

At Promised Land Inn

Surrounded by thousands of acres of wondrous Promised Land State Park woodlands with outstanding outdoor recreation like hiking, fishing, and hunting; Promised Land Inn embraces exclusivity as the only eatery attraction for miles. Blending bucolic beauty with a family friendly food find; 30-year residents and Inn owners Jeff and Tina Barwick’s focus on “filling the […]

At Carroll & Carroll Booksellers

With hiking and exploring nature, comes curiosity as walkers wonder what they may see. Field guides give an informative perspective on wildlife providing details on reptiles, mammals, bugs, wildflowers even mushrooms. Consider an educational journey. Stop in Carroll & Carroll Booksellers and grab a paperback guide.

Land of Make Believe Amusement Reality

For 65 years, Land of Make Believe has embraced a family-friendly amusement park perception creating day-trips to make memories that last a lifetime. Affordable fun in mind finds this centrally located destination merely minutes away in NJ, sharing a collection of amazing rides specifically designed for parent/caregiver and child interaction. Whether the idea is to […]

This Week’s Fun Fact from Bushkill Falls

Did you know…Bushkill Falls was visited before its official opening 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 the waterfalls. This […]

Wine & Food Festival at Split Rock

Over 100 Wine, Food & Craft Vendors Saturday & Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd, Split Rock Resort is set to celebrate year 29 of the Great Tastes of PA Wine & Food Festival with tastings from 34 PA wineries plus over 100 Vendors that will send your senses reeling. Surrounding 3 stages of live performances […]

Garden Party Particulars

Quiet Valley’s Summer Garden Party Returns For over 55 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 15’s Summer […]

Pint Size Park Packs Massive Music Play

On Scene with Barley Creek’s Summerfest 15 Summer defines Barley Creek’s divine splendor setting the stage for all to rave with Summerfest 15 taking over the Pint Size Park 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 22nd. Extinguishing any uncertainty, you can rest assured there will be phenomenal music with some of the area’s hottest performers like headliners […]

Community Aviation Day Takes Flight

Flippin’ flapjacks! There’s some Memorial Weekend high flying action set for Sunday, May 26 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, […]

Intro to the Season’s Where-to-Go’s

Summers are sensational in the Pocono Mountains! Whether seasoned “stayer” or weekend player, one can appreciate some direction with to-do inspection. Let’s share a few early summer edition where’s: All eyes, nationally (and within a drive), shift to Pocono Raceway as June races seem to set the pace for the start of weekly and weekend […]

Behold 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 […]

Quiet Valley’s Farm Animal Frolic Returns

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 returns Saturday and Sunday May 25th & 26th, sharing shows, games and hands-on activities the whole family will enjoy. Entertaining and downright […]

Waverly House & Garden Show

Waverly Community House embraces spring as a time for renewal hosting the annual House & Garden Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The show features fresh ideas and new approaches to decor, plus tips for healthy eating alternatives and sustainable gardening, introducing one and all to area talent and treasures. Browse over […]

Holley Ross Pottery… A Destination Experience

“A place to make a memory, not just a gift shop!” describes Charlotte Laing of Holley Ross Pottery, nestled in quaint LaAnna on Route 191 between Cresco & Newfoundland. The large factory showroom accommodates a wealth of manufacturers’ items including Fiesta Dinnerware, Polish Pottery and Talavera Pottery alongside their own pieces made onsite. Outdoors, customers […]

Nature Celebrations Across the Region

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 […]

Good Taste Tally

Explore a Variety of Dining Directions Whether discussing style or dining; “good taste” can be uniquely defined in the Pocono Mountains. Turning the table to the latter, opts for palate persuasion to try a variety of dining directions. Elegant, romantic cuisine featuring a magnificent scene brings about ideas for destinations like Double Cut Charcoal Grill, […]

Great Wolf Lodge Renovations

Expansion Appeal Seals the Deal PHOTO: Chief Executive Officer Murray Hennessy (right) digs into unveiling Great Wolf Lodge’s latest attraction Oliver’s Mining Company alongside General Manager Bill Colavito and resort icon Wiley the Wolf. HOWL Great Wolf Lodge ever expand the Poconos Mountains lodge’s attraction steadfast since 2005? By doing just THAT! Expansion appeal, seals […]

The Inside Scoop

This Week’s Indoor Fun Find on Track Consideration in blending ideas for recreation, creates an astounding collection of opportunities in the Pocono Mountains. Sharing a few interior to-do’s across the region, turns attention to indoor go-karts with S&S Speedways topping the charts this edition for those with adrenaline ambition. While private parties like bachelorette, holiday […]

Spring Turkey & Fishing Seasons

PA TROUT SEASON: APRIL 13 – SEPTEMBER 2PA SPRING TURKEY SEASON: APRIL 27 – MAY 31 PA TROUT & TURKEY LICENSE REQUIREMENTS Driver’s License with Current Address Social Security Number GUIDELINES* TROUT • Minimum Size 7 inches • Daily Limit 5 Streams Lakes & Ponds Combined Species PA Fish & Boat Commission TURKEY • […]

Soaring Through the Winter Season

During winter, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Poconos, joining a thriving population of resident eagles. Not only are eagle sightings more abundant in winter, it’s also the most ecologically sound time of year to seek out these spectacular birds. On Saturdays and Sundays from January through mid-March, the Eagle Institute in Lackawaxen and […]

Illuminating Gifts: American Candle

The name is deceiving. While American Candle features a huge array of candles, the Bartsonsville boutique offers so much more: Vera Bradley and Baggallini handbags, shoes, jewelry, Swarovski crystal, collectibles, hand-painted art glass, home décor, candy and hundreds of other items. Purveyor of the hip contemporary Pandora bracelets and charms, American Candle offers the perfect […]

Winged Majesty: Eagles in the Poconos

On the brink of extinction when the Eagle Institute in Lackawaxen was founded nearly 20 years ago by Lori McKean, eagles now thrive in the Pocono Mountains. Supported solely by volunteers, members and contributors who are dedicated to the preservation of these regal raptors, the Eagle Institute has educated nearly 50,000 people about the critical […] everything you need to know about the Poconos

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Hiking the Pocono Mountains

Rolling hills, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and evergreen forests: the Pocono Mountains offer 2,400 square miles of natural beauty for hikers. Here are some wonderful places to hike in the Poconos: Big Pocono State Park, Camelback Road, Tannersville—Steep and rough grades are appropriate for experienced, physically fit hikers. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, River Road, […]

Winged Migration: Eagles Flourish in the Poconos

One of the most majestic sights circling the sky, the eagle represents strength, courage and grace. Lofty, dignified, the eagle doesn’t flit from place to place. Rather, the eagle discovers a beautiful place to land, replenish and recreate. Among Pennsylvania’s many splendors is its abundance of eagles that are attracted to the unspoiled nature of […]

Illumination and Elegance at Hutton Metalcrafts

For the past 30 years, Hutton Metalcrafts, located in lovely Pocono Pines, has been creating copper lighting fixtures handmade in the traditional pre-1800s style. Long before electricity, or even kerosene, became widespread, copper and candle box lanterns lighted most American homes. Today, under the artistry of metalworker Tom Hutton, those lamps co-mingle contemporary functionality with […]