Top Poconos Fun Fall Activities

The Pocono Mountains is infamous for its fall foliage, with over 130 different varieties of shrubs, plants, bushes, and trees, and three color zones. Although the projected date for full fall color in the area is October 17, 2017, the fall activities in and around Poconos vacation resorts are in full swing for weeks longer! Following are some of the best things to do in the Poconos this fall:

  1. You owe it to yourself to experience The Bike Train at least once! Guests are able to take a train ride through stunning landscapes up the Lehigh Gorge for 25 miles, then they can bike back down at their own pace. Whether you’re up for adventure or leisure, the Bike Train offers both. These events are a wonderful way to see some of the most beautiful regions of the Poconos area. You can also hop on a rail car in Lehigh Gorge for a unique experience.
  2. Through the entire month of October each weekend, Jim Thorpe’s famous Fall Foliage Weekends take place, where visitors can enjoy craft vendors, food vendors, live music, children’s activities, and more. Downtown Jim Thorpe is an awesome place to enjoy everything from unique shopping to great food to ghost walks, too.
  3. There’s much to be said for a scenic drive to the No. 9 Mine & Museum in Lansford, and it’s actually one of the most popular fun fall activities that will seem to take you from any of the Poconos resorts to a world away. The mine is the oldest anthracite coal mine in the world that is still continuously operated!
  4. Another popular fall activity in the Pocono Mountains is flying – via a 900-foot zipline, that is! Whitewater Rafting Adventures has exactly that, and it’s more than eight stories high! You can also enlist the services of the company to go whitewater rafting, too, which is also very popular.
  5. Take the Big Day Out adventure while you’re in the area, which includes rafting, biking, and hiking over 20 miles covering the Lehigh River, Glen Onoko, and Rail-Trail galore. Enjoy a free beer in your Big Day Out mug, experience three meals, water and snacks throughout the day, and more – all through one company!

While these are just a small sample of the many activities available during the fall on any given day in the area, you’ll find many others close to the top Poconos resorts that truly offer something for everyone. Be sure to experience as much as you can while you’re here for an unforgettable vacation with memories that will last a lifetime!