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Gwen’s guidebook

Gwen

Gwen’s guidebook

outdoor activities
The Poconos are a 4 season resort- no matter when you go, you can get back to nature.
Our favorite ski mountain, 13 miles away. perfect for beginners and experts alike!
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Jack Frost Ski Resort
434 Jack Frost Mountain Rd
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Our favorite ski mountain, 13 miles away. perfect for beginners and experts alike!
at 8 miles away, its the perfect mountain for adventurers, there are 15 terrain parks here. We also love their tubing hill! bonus- your jack frost tickets are valid here!
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Big Boulder Ski Area
1 Big Boulder Drive
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at 8 miles away, its the perfect mountain for adventurers, there are 15 terrain parks here. We also love their tubing hill! bonus- your jack frost tickets are valid here!
gorgeoous full service mountain 18 miles away
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Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain Dr
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gorgeoous full service mountain 18 miles away
the largest mountain in the area, it's got a gret beginner program as well as Pa's only double black run! 19 miles away.
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Camelback Mountain Resort
301 Resort Drive
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the largest mountain in the area, it's got a gret beginner program as well as Pa's only double black run! 19 miles away.
Hawk Falls waterfall and several hiking trails are 7 miles away, and offer both easy, flat hikes as well as more challenging ones! Boulder Field is a must see geological wonder, with a swimming lake nearby.
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Hickory Run State Park
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Hawk Falls waterfall and several hiking trails are 7 miles away, and offer both easy, flat hikes as well as more challenging ones! Boulder Field is a must see geological wonder, with a swimming lake nearby.
From here you can hop on the Bike Train, where you take a scenic ride thru the Lehigh Gorge and pedal your way back to the station past waterfalls and beautiful scenery. For the shoppers, there is a great little historic downtown that offers festivals almost every weekend. You will find ghost tours, jailhouse tours focusing on the Molly McGuires of the day, and plenty of good food!
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Jim Thorpe
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From here you can hop on the Bike Train, where you take a scenic ride thru the Lehigh Gorge and pedal your way back to the station past waterfalls and beautiful scenery. For the shoppers, there is a great little historic downtown that offers festivals almost every weekend. You will find ghost tours, jailhouse tours focusing on the Molly McGuires of the day, and plenty of good food!
Gorgeous waterfalls after an invigorating hike! this is a more challenging hike than Hawk falls, but worth it. We've seen everyone from four legged children to 5 year olds to grandparents on this trail, so if you are at all adventurous this is the place for you.
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Glen Onoko Falls
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Gorgeous waterfalls after an invigorating hike! this is a more challenging hike than Hawk falls, but worth it. We've seen everyone from four legged children to 5 year olds to grandparents on this trail, so if you are at all adventurous this is the place for you.
the D&L trail is accessible from 10 spots along its 71 miles, offering both paved, stroller friendly walks and mountainside hikes. I recommend researching it first to find out which spot would be best for your family!
D&L Trail White Haven North Trailhead
201 Main St
the D&L trail is accessible from 10 spots along its 71 miles, offering both paved, stroller friendly walks and mountainside hikes. I recommend researching it first to find out which spot would be best for your family!
Probably the most famous Pocono waterfalls, these trails and swimming holes are located along the Delaware Water Gap.
Bushkill Falls Road
Probably the most famous Pocono waterfalls, these trails and swimming holes are located along the Delaware Water Gap.
a playground for the adventurous, they offer atvs, dirt bikes, and snowmobile 'freetime' and guided courses. bring your own ride or rent one there, just 9 miles away!
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Alvins Offroad Playground
2069 Long Pond Rd
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a playground for the adventurous, they offer atvs, dirt bikes, and snowmobile 'freetime' and guided courses. bring your own ride or rent one there, just 9 miles away!
literally in our backyard (if you wanted to hike a mile thru the woods!), a 2.5 mile drive will find you at the largest paintball facility in the world! at 750 acres, there are courses and packages for all ages and abilities.
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Skirmish Paintball
211 North Meckesville Road
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literally in our backyard (if you wanted to hike a mile thru the woods!), a 2.5 mile drive will find you at the largest paintball facility in the world! at 750 acres, there are courses and packages for all ages and abilities.
The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and is a destination for boaters and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular.
Beltzville Lake
The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and is a destination for boaters and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular.
good eats
the kitchen is fully stocked, but if you are looking for dinner out we have a few tried and true places that won't let you down!
a fun dance club/ bar with good food and creative Bartenders!
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Shenanigans
100 Lake Harmony Road
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a fun dance club/ bar with good food and creative Bartenders!
Boulder View Tavern has an amazing view of the lake from both inside and outside, and their wings and burgers have never let us down!
Big Boulder Drive
Boulder View Tavern has an amazing view of the lake from both inside and outside, and their wings and burgers have never let us down!
the Penn Forest 2 fire department bar and grill is just outside the communities' route 534 gate and a short bike ride away. They have excellent bar food, as well as a great Friday night dinner we make it a point to hit. Thursday nights are trivia night, and you will find block shoots, bingo, or a comdy night many weekends!
Penn Forest Township
the Penn Forest 2 fire department bar and grill is just outside the communities' route 534 gate and a short bike ride away. They have excellent bar food, as well as a great Friday night dinner we make it a point to hit. Thursday nights are trivia night, and you will find block shoots, bingo, or a comdy night many weekends!
Wings and burgers to die for at this family restaurant/ biker bar (yes, that's a thing, and it works!) along the banks of the lehigh river. They will cook anything you can pull out of the river!
Riverwalck Saloon
101 Centre Street
Wings and burgers to die for at this family restaurant/ biker bar (yes, that's a thing, and it works!) along the banks of the lehigh river. They will cook anything you can pull out of the river!
Go for the ambiance, tour the brewery, order one of 2 dozen of their house made beers or some beer cheese soup, or share a brick oven pizza. perfect apres- ski from nearby Camelback, apres- outlet shopping, or a summer destination in their Pint Size Park, with summer concerts at the Tiki Bar, bocce ball, wiffle ball, and every giant yard game in existence.
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Barley Creek Brewing Company
1774 Sullivan Trail
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Go for the ambiance, tour the brewery, order one of 2 dozen of their house made beers or some beer cheese soup, or share a brick oven pizza. perfect apres- ski from nearby Camelback, apres- outlet shopping, or a summer destination in their Pint Size Park, with summer concerts at the Tiki Bar, bocce ball, wiffle ball, and every giant yard game in existence.