Dec 13, 2021 Travel Tips Author: Priti.S

Pick Poconos this December - Thirteen Reasons

John Muir-Beauty beyond thought everywhere, beneath, above, made and being made forever. America’s most influential naturalist might have been talking about Poconos, where beauty abounds in all seasons. In the following post, we talk about December as trees shed their leaves, icy winds begin to blow and that Christmasy feeling fills every heart. So here is how to spend your time in Poconos.


One of the foremost reasons to come to Pocono is Skiing and considering its proximity to major roads and proximity to New York and Philadelphia, makes it easy for people coming from these places. The slopes are less busy on weekdays. Most Pocono ski facilities have built specifically constructed slopes for snowboarding, known as half-pipes which allow snowboarders to reach faster speed. Another trend is increasing activities for women, such as discounts and women-only ski programmes. The Poconos are by far the most well-known winter sports locations on the East Coast. Today, the area has over 155 distinct ski courses and a diversified collection of resorts with paths for skiers of all levels.

The Completely new-Rail biking

The custom-made railbikes are driven by mild pedalling and fit comfortably and properly onto the train rails. The picturesque path along the Lackawaxen River is 6 miles long and offers lush scenery besides a rich history.

In the Hawley region, it's called "Soaring' Eagle Rail Tours." The purpose of Soarin' Eagle is to provide visitors with a fresh and exciting way to see the Pocono Mountains.

It’s freezing - go ice fishing and boating

Every winter, Lake Wallenpaupack freezes over, yet it nevertheless serves as a habitat for the bass, trout, and panfish that live under its icy surface. Other fishing spots can be found in surrounding state parks like Bletzville park. Make sure you're dressed warmly for it and have a proper fishing license from Fishand Boat These places are fascinating to visit when it's freezing outside.

For fresh fruits and warm pies

Do you want to eat fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm? Check out the Pocono Farmstand farmers market and nursery, located just off Route 611 in Tannersville. The kids will love the petting zoo. In the winter, they offer the famous fresh hot fruit pies!

A nostalgic walk among quaint towns

Places like Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, Honesdale settlements have an old-world appearance and feel. Set against stunning mountains, the historic downtown sections are great for ambling around with shopping and dining thrown in, to get that feeling. There are also plenty of seasonal offers on winter activities, making it an ideal time to come.

Ride the sleigh with loved ones

The old time charm continues with a sleigh ride so take a look at - Daisy Field Farm is surrounded by its private farm and nature preserve. Seeing animals on their private farm is part of the experience because the owners do not allow hunting on their property. So sleigh riders can view wild deer and other wildlife.

Mountain Creek Stables offers horse-drawn sleigh rides, which are ideal for groups of up to 12 individuals. The sleigh ride takes guests through ancient Pocono Manor, providing views of snow-brushed cottages steeped in history.

Don’t let the snow keep you inside, go snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is hiking through the snow with your snowshoes strapped on the regular but hardy shoes. The Pocono Mountains span over 67,000 acres, giving many opportunities for snowshoeing in a tranquil setting. The Promised Land State Park and Delaware State forest have miles of trails that weave through gorgeous beech, oak, maple, and hemlock woods. Snowshoeing is authorized on all state forest roads and trails. Don’t forget to take your camera and binoculars to spot the fauna and amazing views on your trail.

Partake in Seasonal Celebrations

Thanksgiving has paved the way for Christmas and New Year celebrations- the streets are transformed with glittering lights and seasonal décor throughout the holiday season. All towns feature seasonal festivities for families that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

A train ride through the snow

You may also combine seasonal festivities with some sightseeing by taking one of the region's winter rail trips. Riding through the Pocono Mountains with snow-covered mountains is a wonderful experience. The winter fest trains of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway are expected to run for 70 minutes round trip. It is best to make a reservation ahead of time. For the duration of the ride, the train is heated and closed.Bring blankets, food, and beverages. Take in a breathtaking view of the state park and river. Along the railroad, you will find hikers, rafters, mountain bikers, and animals and also learn about the coal region's history.

Warm up with wine/Brewery trails

Experience the finest wineries, breweries, and distilleries in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains! The Pocono Beverage Trail includes breweries, wineries, and distilleries from all across the region such as the Barley Creek Distillery, Mountain View Brewing Company, Pocono Brewery Company, or Silverback Distillery.Renegade Wine Tours has been conducting tours of the Pocono Winery Trail since 2016.

A casino for the family!

The Casino, which is located in the Pocono Mountains, focuses on family-friendly entertainment. The entertainment center has a 1950s style malt shop and restaurant with dozens of Hershey's ice cream varieties and delicacies like handcrafted waffle cones, sundaes, malts, and egg cream. There is miniature golf and a restaurant too.

Check out the Rappers

Pictures come to mind when you say the Poconos: hotel rooms like Fantasia II, racing, candle makers, and Christmas stores but check out the rappers, Groov-E and Mr Sex, who have been creating songs for 80 West Entertainment in the Menagerie, a horse farm recording studio. The name of the independent label is derived from the interstate highway that links New York to the Poconos.


The two Poconos casinos provide a wide range of entertainment, from horse racing to slot machines. At Mount Airy Casino Resort, Classics like craps, and roulette are available, as are poker, blackjack, and other games. There are many slot machines, table games, a poker room, and live and simulcast horse racing at the Mohegan Sun Pocono. Then there is always something going on here, from piano evenings to live comedy. If you want to get away, there is plenty of other entertainment available in the shape of concerts, comedy performances, and other events.

When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels

All of us would like to opt for the second one, so take a trip to the Poconos with the family where you can make snow angels and beautiful moments besides other exhilarating activities together. The RentalSlew have vacation homes in beautiful places, so go ahead and enjoy a break in Poconos.

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