Whether you are coming from Pennsylvania, parts of New Jersey or parts of New York, the Poconos make a great road trip destination. The Poconos is a gorgeous destination and is known as a great place to get away. The mountains make a great backdrop to the year round activities. If you are looking for some great outdoor activities, the Poconos have you covered.
There are several large ski and snow tubing mountains to choose from in the winter time. Several even offer summer time activities as well.
There are lots of places to go white water rafting, canoeing or kayaking on the Lehigh River. They range in difficulty so there is something for everyone.
Go mountain biking or hiking on the Lehigh Gorge Railroad Trail. The trail is a 26 mile trail that cuts through 4,500 acres along the Lehigh River on the former rail and canal route.
If you are looking for something relaxing to do while enjoying the outdoors, go for a horseback ride, go fishing or try your hand at bird watching. If you are interested in some local history:
Drive over to Jim Thorpe Memorial. Standing just outside of town, the memorial is to an excellent athlete and features interesting facts for anyone interested in the history of Jim Thorpe.
To see more fun ideas in the Poconos, see my whole article at Dutchess Cars.