What to See During Your Vacation in Poconos

Everyone heads to the Pocono Mountains for the ski slopes and waterslides. But this gorgeous neck of the woods offers so much more off the beaten path. If you’re planning to go off-season or just looking to try something new, take a look at our list of the best things to do and see during your next vacation in Poconos.

Hike to Bushkill Falls

Known as one of the most alluring destinations for hikers and nature-lovers, this scenic hideaway is well worth the trip. Nicknamed “The Niagara of Pennsylvania”, Bushkill Falls is a series of eight waterfalls tucked away in the center of the Poconos. Head to the small town of Bushkill on Route 209 and follow Bushkill Falls Road until you spot the trailhead. Hiking into the mountains isn’t an all-day event. You can get to the falls in less than 30 minutes. Don’t forget your camera as the photo opportunities will be numerous.

Visit the Grey Towers National Historic Site

If you love history and architecture, venture out to the historic Grey Towers, the former home of Gifford Pinchot, first director of the National Forest Service and former governor of Pennsylvania. The property features a massive three-story French chateau-style mansion with an immaculate interior, 102 acres of sprawling forestry and grounds, and stunning landscaping throughout. The staff will be happy to give you a tour as you take in the site’s intoxicating history.

Take a Ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

Ride through the rolling hills of Glen Onoko on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, an old-fashioned train that takes you on a scenic tour of the area’s many forests, mountains, and waterways. The ride lasts a little over an hour, giving you plenty of time to snap dozens of photos and learn about the railroad’s history. In many ways, it symbolizes the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in America, as brave men ventured into some of the country’s first coal mines to bring power and light to the nation.

Tour the Lago Winery

As one of the region’s signature wineries, Lago has a little something for everyone in your group. In addition to the winery’s magnificent tasting room where you can enjoy some of the finest wine in the mountains, the estate features 140 acres of farmland that sits right on the edge of the Pymatuning Reservoir next to the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. The winery is also home to a high-end restaurant with homegrown ingredients and Italian-inspired dishes.

If you’re looking for a place to stay on your vacation in Poconos, book your stay at the Mountain’s Edge Resort at Camelback Mountain. You can avoid the crowds and soak up the scenery in style.