THIS WEEK…Between the Pages…



THIS WEEK…Experience.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]