THIS WEEK…Between the Pages…



THIS WEEK…Experience.

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

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

THIS WEEK Pick a Day for Waterpark Play

THIS WEEK…Consider a Underground Experience

THIS WEEK’s Holiday Delights & Sights

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

THIS WEEK…ATV Adventures offer…

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

Blue Mountain shares…

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

Pocono Mountain Adventures- Sky to Land Action!

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

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lakes-A-Live! Wally Lake Fest Arrives August 28th through the 30th!

The countdown to Wally Lake Fest, ignited enthusiasm across the region with repeats and first-timers alike ready to take in the sights, sounds and sails of this increasingly popular three day event set for Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30. The festival now in its 6th year continues to make waves out and about […]

Jim Shore to Appear at American Candle August 30

Award-winning internationally renowned designer and folk artist Jim Shore, whose sculptural work includes popular Heartwood Creek and Disney Traditions collections from Enesco, will be making a personal appearance at American Candle August 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. Combining elements of folk art (quilting, rosemaling, appliqué) with vibrant colors, Mr. Shore’s whimsical collectibles have cross-generational […]

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 […]