Throughout the four-county region, country inns and bed and breakfasts provide serene escapes with beautiful accommodations, delicious home-baked goods and personal hospitality.

 

The Pocono Mountains region is also a place for soft adventure activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and whitewater rafting. With nine state parks, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and Steamtown National Historic Site, the Pocono Mountains offer a wide spectrum of outdoor recreation opportunities.

 

The small towns of the Pocono Mountains are becoming tourist meccas on their own, each encompassing culture, art and history. Milford, along the Delaware River, hosts musical events and a fall film festival and offers its visitors nearby historic sites, a charming downtown of galleries, shops, restaurants, inns and a painstakingly, beautifully restored boutique hotel, The Hotel Fauchère, which opened in 2006. The quaint Victorian town of Jim Thorpe, along the Lehigh River, has historic mansions and seasonal celebrations. Honesdale, the "Birthplace of the American Railroad," is home to friendly downtown boutiques and themed railroad tours. Stroudsburg awaits visitors with unique shopping and dining experiences, spectacular local artistry and a variety of festivals.

With Interstates 80, 81, 84 and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike criss-crossing through the region, driving to the different areas of the Poconos is more convenient than ever.

As it has for almost two centuries, the Pocono Mountains region continues to be so close yet feel so far removed from the everyday hassles of life – a region filled with relaxing and scenic beauty, and encompassing a calm, carefree style that engages guests in leisure pursuits and in connection with nature, friends and loved ones.  This is the legacy of the Pocono Mountains.

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