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THIS WEEK…Experience Fish & Pay Lakes

THIS WEEK’s Holiday Delights & Sights

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

NEXT WEEK…Blue Mountain Brings Back Bark Bash May 5

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Country Kettle Candy & Gifts & More & More & More

Savoring the sweet success of 30 years in business, Country Kettle Candy & Gift Shop has become quite the Pocono Mountains staple!  With sights set on satisfying cravings of all sorts, the destination entertains visitors and friends with over 250 barrels of bulk candy, along with a bountiful boutique and aisles of giftables sure to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mohegan Sun Pocono ~ Full of Life

Some places are so thrilling and bursting with activities that they make you feel full of life. These places aren’t always easy to find, and have something unexplainably special about them that it makes your experience mean so much more than the things you see and do. Mohegan Sun Pocono is one of those places. […]

Quiet Valley Farm to Table Food Tasting September 5

You don’t get any fresher than straight from the patch to palate making Quiet Valley’s Farm to Table Experience Saturday, September 5 a uniquely pleasant pick for whole food enthusiasts. Spend the day touring the farm then take in the opportunity to sup on end of summer produce and traditional harvest lore starting at 4 […]

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 […]

Unique Techniques Stir Quiet Valley August 22 & 23 Pocono State Craft Festival

Scenic splendor that is Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm invites the exquisite works of talented artisans to share the spotlight at this year’s Pocono State Craft Festival Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23. Co-sponsors Pocono Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen describe the gathering as a way to, “Celebrate the heritage, beauty […]

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 […]

Mud Run Showers Shawnee August 15

A 5K mountain trail filled with natural and man-made obstacles favoring the magnificence of mud—oh yeah Shawnee Mountain’s annual Mud Run beckons! Ready to heed the call and tackle the terrain August 15? This popular timed event benefitting Pocono Girls on the Run really kicks up the dirt with a post race BBQ, live entertainment, […]

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 […]

Timber! Festival of Wood Lumbers into Grey Towers August 1 & 2

A focus on “Goods from the Woods” awaits all at this year’s Festival of Wood lumbering into Grey Towers National Historic Site this weekend, August 1 and 2. Aged 11 years to perfection, FW guests will find various crafts and activities focusing on the wonders of wood in everyday living to chip away the day. […]

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 […]

Family Fun Fest All Summer Long!

It’s all for fun and fun for all as Country Junction’s Summer Bash Family Fun Fest continues propelling this popular Lehighton hotspot to awesome heights every weekend in August. Oh so much more than a phenomenal country store, CJ’s Events Center masterminds have cooked up some outrageous ideas for the entire family unit. Spend a […]

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 […]

Enjoy the Wild-Life! Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival July 18 & 19

Step indoors and explore just how cool nature is at this year’s Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival July 18 and 19 at Wallenpaupack Area High School in Hawley. Intertwining art and wildlife, the event boasts a, “Fun filled opportunity for all ages to learn about and experience firsthand, many of nature’s mysteries.” Cultivating the […]

Hot Summer Fun: Mohegan Sun Pocono

This season, Mohegan Sun Pocono invites you to experience their summer celebration, Hot Summer Fun. Every day through August 31st they turn up the heat with sizzling prizes including cash, Free Slot Play, cars, a trip to all three luxurious Mohegan Sun properties and so much more. Every Wednesday, the first 500 guests to earn […]

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 […]

Pocono TreeVentures Hosts Battle of the Branches June 13

Pocono TreeVentures aerial adventure ropes course has created an event that offers appreciation to our military with the creation of its “Battle of the Branches” Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 13 at 8:00 am. Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for TreeVentures explains, “We have had military groups inquire about the use of the Park which gave […]

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 […]

Camelback…Excitement Inside & Out!

Signs of summer turn attention toward spectacular outdoor thrills. Now, guests familiar with Camelbeach waterpark and CBK Mountain Adventure treetop obstacle course have an indoor option for some truly serious Pocono Mountains excitement. Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark  has officially opened and is ready for splash-tacular play! Come on in the water’s fine, as […]

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 […]