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 […]

Jack Frost & Big Boulder Resorts

Two ski resorts—twice the fun! Cleverly situated merely minutes away from one another, Jack Frost and Big Boulder each offer outstanding skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing with entertainment to boot! So what sets these neighboring Blakeslee and Lake Harmony NEPA destinations apart? The difference is like day and night—literally! Both deliver equally invigorating snow sport sensations […]

Pocono Mountains Map to explore a Wine Lover’s Paradise

Simply click on the image below for your map then hit the trails! Your invitation to explore the unique vineyards and wineries nestled neatly within the beautiful Pocono Mountains landscape awaits as Pocono Wine Trail unmasks the essence of seven exquisite family owned estates all just a short drive from one another. Entwine yourself in […]

Autumn Altitude with Moyer Aviation

Autumn erupts with a kaleidoscope of color throughout the Pocono Mountains. Where better to see all this magnificence than from the air with Moyer Aviation ready to oblige. Centrally located atop the plateau at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Moyer offers an assortment of airplane tour options. From 10 minute Mountain Tours circling breathtaking scenery, to […]

ADVantage Point for Stunning Fall Foliage this weekend!

Seize the opportunity to capture the most stunning, panoramic views, and witness the changing season from a new perspective with Camelback Mountain Resort at the helm offering easy access to the best vantage points high above the treetops. Camelback Mountain Adventure’s TreeTop Flyer Scenic Chairlift, the only scenic sky ride in the Pocono Mountains, takes up to four […]

Intense> Shawnee Mountain Rodeo Days September 19th & 20th

Intense excitement heats up this year’s Shawnee Mountain Rodeo returning Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Experience the thrill of watching riders from the First Frontier Circuit compete in six fully-sanctioned Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) events including Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping and more. Plan to […]

Trick or Trek> Zombie Run or Rot Challenge at Country Junction September 19!

As 5K enthusiasts continue conquering clever takes on the endurance run, Country Junction joins forces with Waldorf Entertainment and Carbon Adventure Racing for a spooky spin on the sport with September 19’s Zombie Run or Rot challenge. Hearts race as participants dodge the drooling departed tackling treacherous obstacles across The Waldorf Estate at Country Junction. […]

Passion for Performance

“Fostering tomorrow’s love of theater today,” proves protocol passionately pursued by The  Shawnee Playhouse as the admired theatre carries on a long standing tradition of not only entertaining but educating generations in Shawnee on Delaware. Executive Director Midge McClosky agrees entwining a clever mix of theatrical genres serves as a successful means to, “Touch every […]

A-Luring…

Deep in the heart of Pocono Mountain territory sits a fisherman’s prerequisite for luring the region’s top catches. Follow most cast lines and you’ll likely find an alluring Woehrle’s Bait Shop critter on the hook ready to bait everything from NEPA rivers’ Large Bass and Pike, to lakes’ Catfish. Known as “THE Pocono Bait Shop,” […]

Water Works

  Let’s keep the pro-flow a-go with some insight on the area’s top trusted source for absorbing those water woes since 1969—Keiper Plumbing. Situated in heart of the Pocono Plateau off Route 940, bears little benefit unless reliable. With 24/7 Emergency Service, spout doubt has locals calling on Keiper for certainty. From water ways to […]

Festive Float Tour…Take in Lake Wallenpaupack Facts with Wallenpaupack Boat Tours!

While feeling the warm sand between your toes many would agree is quite pleasing, opting to mix things up with Wallenpaupack Boat Tours‘ land to see aqua approach proves an appealingly festive float opportunity. All aboard! Passengers not only join the wave of watercraft recreation, they also get to enjoy a 50-minute tour diving right […]

Garlicious…Pocono Garlic Festival at Shawnee September 5 & 6

The local pick packing a kick, Pocono Garlic Festival returns to Shawnee Mountain Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 5 & 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bursting with garlicious food and fun for everyone, this annual festival not only opens doors to innovative uses for garlic, it’s filled with live entertainment, cooking demos, displays […]

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark Labor Day Weekend~ Refreshing…

Slide, splash and surf your way through those hot summer days at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark! This rambling mountainside oasis is less than two hours outside New York City and Philadelphia; with the open space feel of the Pocono Mountains you like and the occasional sand between your toes feel you crave! What a combination! Featuring over […]

LA FESTA ITALIANA…Translation Reveals Scranton Sensations September 4th to the 7th

“The time of your life without a dime in your pocket,” is what LA FESTA ITALIANA’s Chris DiMattio considers the draw that attracts thousands to Courthouse Square 40 years running. Italian heritage sights, sounds and tastes collide with the rich culture of Downtown Scranton at this free festival September 4th through the 7th. What DiMattio […]

Weekend Where-To…Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant’s Lakeside Luau August 28

This Weekend’s Where-To brings us to Wally Lake Fest where lakeside hotspot Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant is really making waves…of excitement that is, with an invitation to “Embrace the Hawaiian spirit” and join their Lakeside Luau August 28!   Surrounding guests with a pseudo tropic paradise featuring festive appetizers, a 5 p.m. Hula Contest with prizes […]

House of Candles: Sights, Scents & Sounds

Set apart from the commercial district off Route 715 affords the unique charm that is House of Candles. A virtual melting pot of family friendly activities this Tannersville destination recognized as, “The oldest candle shop of the Poconos” tells the tale of the Coover family. A third generation candle making lineage started back in 1963 […]

Pet Pro

Veterinarian Extraordinaire, Dr. Andrew Church shares his life’s labor of love with animals to the advantage of area pet owners. A reputation built around respect and critter compassion, Dr. Church’s knowledge is matched by his dedication to ensuring affordable quality care is there for the community. Vowing to, “Treat your pets life family,” humbly waving […]

Read Between the Signs…

For Sale, Sold, For Sale—seeking closure on a vacation or full-time home sale can be unnerving. Lake Naomi Real Estate believes it doesn’t have to be, suggesting sellers “Read between the Signs” to find Sold Gold illuminating the name recognized throughout the region. Specializing in Lake Naomi & Timber Trails’ premier Platinum Club of America […]

Claws’ Cubs Have Arrived!

CLAWS ‘N’ PAWS—a unique animal experience tucked away in the beautiful mountainesque scenery surrounding Lake Ariel has been welcoming generations of guests for over 40 years. Using the term “guests” loosely, the popular Wild Animal Park recently welcomed two new arrivals July 28—Rashmi and Devika. A little furry, plenty playful and ready to call the […]

Eckley: Living History and Civil War Weekend August 15 & 16

Experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War Era at Eckley Miners’ Village! The historic mining patch town will host a Living History and Civil War Weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16. Eckley’s streets and structures bustle with activity as period-dressed re-enactors stage skirmishes, encampments, […]

Goat-to the Fair! Carbon County Fair Harvest the Fun Now through August 8

It’s time to goat-to the Carbon County Fair and “Harvest the Fun” Now through Saturday, August 8th. 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 Monday’s Fireworks Spectacular […]

A Tube for all Seasons…

Tubing in the summer defines a definite memory maker as Blue Lightning all season tubing blows the mind dashing snowy sport limitations! This exhilarating attraction at The Villas and Fernwood Resort features the only all season tubing facility in the Pocono Mountains. Take a Magic Carpet lift ride, tube in hand, along two 400 foot tubing […]

Don’t miss Bendixon’s Country Porch Sale Now through July 28!

“I’m a little bit country and I’m a little bit”…no matter how you sing it Bendixen’s Bit of Country Giftware welcomes all to swing on by their Country Porch Sale Now through Tuesday, July 28. For over 37 years, this quaint Pocono Summit shop has awakened the senses with inviting aromas and attractively displayed unique gift ideas. […]

Exhibits Revisit Downtown Scranton this Saturday July 25

An afternoon absorbing the amazing talent flourishing in Lackawanna County awaits as Arts on the Square revisits Downtown Scranton July 25. The areas finest converge on Courthouse Square noon to 8 p.m. for this free festival set to stimulate the senses stirring enthusiasm for the arts. Fine art, Performing Art, Culinary Art—you name! From musicians […]

The Best of the Wurst… July 18 & 19 at Shawnee!

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area presents Poconos’ Wurst Festival with a mix of brews, brats and musical festivities set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 18 and 19. Considered the “best of the wurst,” cultures collide with authentic Polish and German cuisine and traditional dance. Creating new novelties the Festival’s “Bier Stein Olympics” and “Beer […]

Pocono Rodeo’s Sizzling Summer Series Set for Memorytown USA

One of the hottest tickets in town, Pocono Rodeo is set to send a surge of circuit excitement all summer long by way of Memorytown USA! Professional riders from near and far converge upon the Pocono Mountains now through September 5 for another amazing series filled with heart pounding action. Turning Summer Saturdays to Sizzlin’ […]

Hands on History June 27 & 28

Patch Town Days at Eckley Miners’ Village! Calling Patch Town Days a “Step back in time” Eckley’s Kristen Bogash applauds the event adding, “[It] preserves the stories of mining families.”  She extends an invitation to, “Experience the time when coal was king through period attire and demonstrations, ethnic music, traditional dance performances and more!” Eckley […]

Past to Present Play: Summer Garden Party June 20

Over 52 years, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm has introduced guests to experience farm life as it was nearly two centuries ago. Unmasking a family friendly atmosphere filled with farm animals, gardening basics and history;  guides portraying family members invite all to experience days gone by. As the popular Stroudsburg destination embarks upon another stellar […]

Summerfest Back at the Creek June 20

Barley Creek is brewing up some amazing outdoor excitement as Summerfest 11 barrels in June 20 from 4 to10 p.m. BC’s Stephanie Rath dishes details on this monumental masterpiece of family friendly fun that started over 10 years ago. Telling how after building the popular Tannersville eatery’s Pint Size Park, she says the BC team decided […]

Making Adventure Sports a Family Affair June 20

The results are in!  A majority of dads polled admit Father’s Day happiness is defined by a lounge chair, tall glass of lemonade (or other libation) and a thick juicy steak on the barbeque. Nowadays, the willingness to oblige makes way to encouraging Pop to avoid the plop turning thoughts toward Adventure Sports options. As […]

Points to Pique Interest: SPOTLIGHT SHAWNEE

THIS WEEK’S SPOTLIGHT shines on Shawnee. Breathtaking views with an assortment of amazing entertainment options. See for yourself… SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE Shawnee’s exquisite scenery leads to this magnanimous find just off River Road at Shawnee On Delaware. Noteworthy for its entertaining productions fit for all ages. Summer break reveals the opportune time to take in the […]

Start Your Engines…NASCAR at Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway—Two words synonymous with NASCAR Racing fuels up for another spectacular season as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta We Paint Winners 400 kicks off with events leading to race day the 7th in Long Pond. Fans can fill the grandstands for a weekend long extravaganza starting with a Series Qualifying and Practice Friday, […]

Crafters Meet & Greet this weekend July 25 & 26

Desire to delve into the creative mind? The Village Crafter’s Gallery welcomes the opportunity to talk technique at this weekend’s Meet & Greet noon to 4 Saturday and Sunday July 25 and 26. Experience professional potter Jeff Warner’s expertise demonstrating craft making and browse special sale items throughout. With three floors filled with a wide […]

Trolley to Baseball: More Double – the – Play Games on the Way August 23

Lackawanna County’s Electric City Trolley joined forces with Scranton/Wilkes–Barre RailRiders hitting it out of the ballpark—literally as shuttling fans from the Scranton site to PNC Field for games has proved to be a homerun for both organizations. Started over four years ago, ballpark excursion rides have become an increasingly popular attraction. “I just thought it […]

Sowing the Seeds

Sowing the seeds of plant life insight that’s reaped rewards for over 83 years, Ross & Ross considers family the stimulant for growth. Admiration that stems from generations of hands on help has made this Paradise Valley nursery a trusted source for tips on everything from exotic plants and landscape design, to unique Hypertufa Pots […]

Reconnect

A reminder from the National Park Service, “Our national parks are in place for everyone to have fun,” comes with an extended invitation to, “Reconnect with nature and history,”  as an assortment of Entrance Fee-Free Days at Steamtown National Historic Site have been set for 2015. While the splendor of our nation’s history and spectacular […]

Shawnee Playhouse Theatrical Splendor Through the Holidays!

Bearing no seasonal constraint, the theater energizes an enormity of senses inviting all to a world filled with sight, sound and emotion. The area’s top performers lend their talent to the Shawnee Playhouse stage eager to share in these year round performances cohesive with the climate. Warm summer breezes subsiding to the autumn chill brought […]

Ohhh Snowww> Poconos Proves Place to be This Week for Thanksgiving Break!

Where else can you go where snow is a welcomed sight! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday Feast and head on out to the Pocono Mountains for your Thanksgiving Holiday Fun!    

Shawnee…LET IT SNOW!

The recipe for spectacular slopes takes some serious polar-know-how. With Shawnee Mountain Ski Area positioned at the pinnacle of perfection, they’ve agreed to share a bit… Forecasting “dependable snow conditions” as a key ingredient in their formula for fun; this family and beginner-friendly ski resort, recently detailed their ongoing multi-million dollar snowmaking improvements including over […]

Snow Fun is in the Forecast!

Fight the forecast for cabin fever! Head out and savor the scenery surrounding a variety of trail options! Whether gingerly riding horseback or slicing through some fresh powder on the nation’s top ski slopes; things are heating up for a spectacular winter season! The Pocono Mountains’ reputation as a phenomenal recreation hotspot suits its identity […]

Illuminating

From trees and soaring high-rises to the expansive night sky, this time of year you name it and it’s illuminated!  With a list of lighting festivals planned throughout the region, night-time is the right-time to check out NEPA! Rediscover the magic of the holiday season with Franklin Lions Festival of Lights! The tradition continues with […]

Thanksgiving…FEAST

Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Poconos! While initial thoughts were to dip into the minds of Pocono culinary masters with intentions of sharing small recipe excerpts; the opportunity to give a little insight from experiencing the area go-to’s proved an inviting obligation too good to pass up. Relax and enjoy November 27’s delicious holiday meals, exceptional […]

Wondrous Train A-track-tions

Thanksgiving Day—the annual tradition encouraging time spent surrounded by friends and family enjoying a wondrous feast. Nowadays, a visit at Steamtown National Historic Site to witness the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) US Holiday Train has become an increasingly popular Scranton custom, as crowds gather trackside to greet this spectacular 14-car train with plans to return […]

Festivities…

The holidays are upon us and there’s no greater place to enjoy time with friends and family than the Pocono Mountains. Rich with a spectacular assortment of talent; the area is a virtual cornucopia of exhilarating creativity, with an invitation welcoming all to enjoy the season. Hawley Winterfest returns with a triple-dose of delight starting […]

Ready? Set? Entertain!

The holidays are just around the corner. Are you ready to entertain? A select few may answer “yes” only to revisit that response in the fleeting weeks just before the festive chaos erupts. Many humbly respond “no” and gear up to get things done with visions of the ideal entertainment setting dancing in their head. […]

Something Fishy Goin’On Here!

Trout Season opened April 18th, so we figured an extension on This Week’s Fun Fact from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s Walt Dietz was in order. 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 […]

Coming Events by Interests

    Tuesday, January 6: Learn a Snow Sport Day at Shawnee Mountain, East Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7231 ext210, www.shawneemt.com. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shawnee is offering 100 introductory learn to ski packages that include lift tickets, a lesson and rental for $25. Proceeds benefit Bushkill Outreach. Reservations required. Ongoing: Now to January 7: […]

MCHA’s Victorian Tea and Luncheon

The Monroe County Historical Association (MCHA) will present its 22nd Annual Victorian Tea and Luncheon on Sunday, April 27 at the Chateau Resort and Conference Center in Tannersville. This year’s program, by Marta McDowell, is titled “Curves, Carpets and Color: A Lecture on Romantic and Victorian Gardening in America.” The presentation explores the development of […]

Area Easter Celebrations

Coinciding with the blossoming of spring, Easter is a holiday observed in varying ways. In Christianity, Easter is the holiest, most profound holiday. For the secular world, Easter symbolizes chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs. For virtually everyone, Easter Sunday is a time to get together with family and friends and enjoy a wonderful feast. Easter […]

Spring Thaw Reveals Year-Round Fun for Camelback

Tucked deep beneath an eight foot bed of snow inviting skiers, boarders and snowtubers to the excitement that is Camelback, lays the source of tranquil waters ready to offer another kind of tubing along Camelbeach’s Lazy River. Filled with 50 gallon drums tipping the scale by over 1000 in numbers under layers of plywood; this […]

Spring breaks, Bears wake: Don’t Feed the Bears

Viewing wildlife in their natural habitat can be a wonderful, exhilarating way to connect more deeply with nature. However, certain precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of the animals should always be taken: Don’t feed wild animals. Feeding wild animals puts them at great risk for becoming addicted to foods that are not […]

Tough Mudder hits the Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway’s tricky triangle is legendary for challenging some of the world’s best racecar professionals. Now with Spring just around the corner, race grounds are being transformed to accommodate new nail biting twists and turns as Tough Mudder gets set to take place April 19th and 20th. The renowned athletic test of strength and endurance […]

Take a Peek at PEEC: Adventures in Learning the Great Outdoors

Spring has sprung sparking outdoor enthusiasts’ thirst for an invigorating chance to soak up the scenery at one of the many beautiful Pocono retreats. One, the Delaware Water Gap, is rich with waterfalls, plant life and other sorts of critters scattered about. It boasts 77,000 acres of recreation wonderment with a wealth of resources ready […]

Celebrate Spring with a Walk in the Great Outdoors

To experience the wild side of the Pocono Mountains, go for a spring walk through the lush woods and meadows anywhere in the region. A diverse range of wildlife abounds in the Poconos’ largely untouched tracts of pristine acreage, giving people the opportunity to enjoy natural surroundings that they otherwise would not have access to. […]

Tips for Attracting Songbirds

Attract more musical birds to your backyard with these easy-to-accomplish methods from the Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds! Plant native shrubs, vines and trees. Because they have endured and adapted to the temperature extremes of the past, native plants are the best choice for creating bird-friendly habitats for the future. Provide a water source […]

Spring Thaw Ice and Wine Festival

As warmer weather settles in across the Pocono Mountains, a unique spring event puts ice back in the forecast. On Saturday, April 12, ice will fly during the first ever Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival at the Sculpted Ice Works facility in Lakeville. Featuring six of Pennsylvania’s premier wineries in one fabulous location, this spirited celebration presents a […]

Behold Boulder Field!

Boulder Field, located in Hickory Run State Park, is a National Natural Landmark and a true scenic wonder. The vast “field” of stone is a fossil and a relict, its contents left behind after the last ice advance. Hickory Run’s Boulder Field is a potpourri of loosely-packed boulders which range in size from a few […]

Curious About Coyotes?

Did you know that the highest population of coyotes in Pennsylvania was, at one time, in the Pocono Mountains? Learn how the canines got here and why we have them during an interactive program at PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center! Curious about Coyotes will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. Pennsylvania […]

Fish On!

Gather your friends, family and fishing poles and head for the Pocono waterways! The Pocono Mountains Region of Pennsylvania widely is known as a top destination for coldwater fishing. Healthy populations of rainbow, brook and brown trout flourish in local waters, and abundant public fishing holes are easily accessible by car or scenic hike. Through […]

WCBA presents Home and Garden Festival

The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) will present its annual Home and Garden Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 at Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center in Waymart. This free public festival features fun for the whole family, with indoor and outdoor exhibits and many new offerings. In addition to top-quality […]

Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center Shares Snapshots of Bog Wildlife

  A National Natural Landmark and a true scenic wonder, the Tannersville Bog stands out as one of the most unique natural attractions in the Poconos. The site’s thick bed of sphagnum peat moss hosts beautiful plants such as calla lilies, orchids, gold thread and pitcher plants. The site is also home to elusive animals including […]

The Jubilee: Generations of Enjoyable Eats

Drive past Van Gilders Jubilee in Pocono Pines on any given day and you’ll see a crowd. Is it their famous wing nights reeling them in? Perhaps it’s their walls lined with photos inviting a peek into the area’s past? One thing is certain; this popular Pocono eatery has been carving a niche in the […]

Take In a Local Ballgame

It’s that time of year again—Little League baseball, and let’s not forget softball, is upon us. A time for the young and old alike to take in a local game at one of the many ballfields scattered about the region. The infamous late Pocono snow appears to have subsided with cleanup crews crossing their fingers […]