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7 reasons to visit Pocono with your family


  1. Recreational activities

 We all long for a refreshing and memorable getaway with our family. The journey becomes more exciting if the place we are visiting has all the recreational activities to indulge in. Be it hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, camping, whitewater rafting or camping, Poconos has every recreational activity one can imagine. Let’s keep a note of some spots known for certain activities.

  • Hiking spots- Austin.T. Blakeslee Natural area, Tobyhanna state parks, Bushkill falls, The Appalachian trails, Dingmans falls, Lehigh Gorge state trail park

  • Boating - Lake Wallenpaupack, Lake Gouldsboro, Brady’s lake, Lake Naomi, Arrowhead Lake, Mauch Chunk Lake park

  • Camping- Promised Land State Park, Silver Lake Road, Mount Pocono campground

  • Whitewater rafting- Jim Thorpe river

2. Cultural and historical tours

When it comes to ancestry, Poconos was not dominated by one particular ethnicity. English, Dutch and Americans lived in the place and left their footprints in the form of museums, art galleries and festivals. We would like you to take note of some of the famous arts and cultural sites and their specialities

  • Old jail museums- The building consists of 72 rooms and 13 ghostly cells. The place reminds us of the year 1877 when 7 prisoners who were also coal miners were hanged to death

  • Grey towers- A huge castle made on a 303 acres area comprising 43 rooms, a dining area, a children's playhouse area, a bedroom, a sitting area and a large eating area outside

  • Luzerne county- The place exhibits stories of places, people and events specifically during the coal era

  • AS Art foundation- It is a non-profit organisation which has been part of one of the oldest churches “Presbyterian”. Visit the spot to discover art pieces of well known posthumous artists.  

3. Natural beauty

Spend some leisure time with your family amidst the beautiful vicinity of the Pocono mountains. Enjoy beautiful lakes, sky-high mountains, lush green areas and fresh air. Have a group discussion beside the lake or go on a brisk walk with your loved one, the place is perfect for a family getaway. Visit Lake Harmony for recreational activities, Hickory Run State Park for trails, Cresco heights for big landscape views and spots like Blue Mountain and Lake Wallenpaupack for sunset views.

4.  Indoor fun for kids

Kids' fun-filled activities help in relaxing, recharging and improving family bonding. The Shawnee playhouse area, Pocono Indian Museum, Country Junction, and Indoor waterpark resorts are perfect kids' destinations. Join your kids in the pool to spend some memorable time with them. Take them to Kalahari resorts for skiing lessons and Claws N Paws wildlife waterpark for wildlife interaction.

5. Winter Sports

Pocono is one of the best winter sports destinations in the United States of America. Pocono is absolute heaven for skiing, snow tubing, ice fishing and winter hiking. Camelback resort, JackFrost Big Boulder mountain, Blue Mountain ski resort and Shawnee mountains are some of the popular spots for winter sports. The resort also offers skiing lessons to the new learners and kids. The facility of rental equipment along with eating spots make them worthy of multiple family visits.


Do you love car racing?  Watch a live NASCAR event with your family in the Poconos. Poconos raceway(tricky triangle) is located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The layout of the raceway is quite tricky which makes the event more exciting for the car race enthusiasts. In a nutshell, the track is approximately 2.5 miles in length and has 3 turns in total. Talking of the entry fee, children can attend the event for free. You are allowed to bring your beverages and the entry fee will be compensated if the event gets cancelled due to weather.

7. Vacation house

Your trip is incomplete if you don't have a comfortable place to stay. One can find the most luxurious and comfortable vacation rentals in the Pocono mountains. Luckily, these vacation rentals are surrounded by infinite family attractions and natural sights. Whether it is a luxury mansion beside Lake Harmony or a cabin near the waterparks, there are ample options for you to choose from. 

A trip with family is always special. Whether it is a birthday celebration or a wedding ceremony, you need your family to accompany you on every occasion. However one should also see if the destination you are aiming for is worth a family visit. This is how Poconos comes into the picture. 

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