5 Must-Do Attractions in the Poconos

Want to get away for a fun-filled weekend surrounded by breathtaking scenery? The Poconos is the place to go. Whether you’re searching for rugged outdoor adventures, luxury resort relaxation, kid-friendly family fun, or a romantic retreat with your special someone, you’ll find it all in the Pocono Mountains. And with everything from whitewater rafting, to skiing on the Camelback slopes, this mountain getaway offers something for every season. Here are a few of our favorite sights and attractions:

Bushkill Falls

Offering miles of scenic trails, bridges and walkways, as well as eight separate waterfalls, this 300-acre park is a must-see for lovers of the outdoors. Be sure to visit Main Falls, the largest waterfall in the park, which boasts an impressive 100-foot drop. And then check out the other family-friendly Bushkill Falls attractions, such as paddleboat rides, mini golf, and fishing.

Aquatopia Water Park

This sprawling 125,000sqft Indoor Waterpark (the largest in the northeast) offers just about everything you could imagine for a day (or two, or three) of non-stop fun. From water-slides to massive swimming pools, to FlowRider indoor surfing, and a whole lot more, Aquatopia truly is a waterpark-lover’s fantasy land. And if you prefer to avoid the splash zone, this enormous resort also offers, bars, restaurants and spas, as well as family activities like a huge arcade, laser tag, and a rope-climbing course.

Whitewater Rafting

There is nothing more exhilarating than a ride down the river in the heat of the summer. Offering rides down the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, thrill-seekers can enjoy challenging adventures down the rapids, complete with waterfalls and rocky passes. Or, if you’re the less adventurous type, you can stick to the calmer sections of the rivers for a relaxing tube ride in the stunning mountain scenery.

Skiing

When looking for great Poconos ski resorts, Camelback Mountain offers a wealth of different resorts for every budget, and endless activities for people of all ages. With family friendly slopes that are perfect for beginners, a selection of trails for more advanced skiers, as well as two terrain parks and two half-pipes, Camelback has something for every thrill-seeker at every skill level. And for non-skiers who still want to have some fun in the snow, Camelback also features a snow-tubing park.

“Switzerland”

Nestled against the foothills of the Poconos sits the town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, whose mountainous location and charming old-world architecture earned it the nickname “The Switzerland of America.” This historic little borough offers gorgeous scenery and a wide variety of activities for everyone from families on vacation, to couples looking for an inexpensive romantic getaway. From a visit to the opera house, to tastings at the local breweries and wineries, to hiking and whitewater rafting, Jim Thorpe has something for everyone.

So, whether you live in the northeast and are looking for an inexpensive nearby vacation destination, or you’re visiting the region from elsewhere, make sure to book your stay at Mountain’s Edge Poconos resorts. With all the year-round attractions, activities and gorgeous sights available, we’re sure your first visit won’t be your last.