Aug 1, 2021 Travel Tips Author: Priti.S

Poconos and kids- 10 activities for them

The best lessons are always learned outdoors as we laugh, explore, interact with others in the midst of nature.Mark Twain was so right to say, “I never let schooling interfere with my education”.

Poconos with its nature trails, water falls, museums and waterparks plays the role of keeping the kids happy and entertained even as they learn.

We list some of the wonderful activities for kids in Poconos.

The Schisler Museum And McMunn PlanetariumEast Stroudsburg

Museum of Wildlife & Natural History and McMunn Planetarium at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) offers stunning wildlife panorama, awe-inspiring celestial films, and hands-on exploration.More than 130 taxidermy exhibits, a 300-gallon aquarium, and insects from all over the world can be found at this world-class museum.The re-creation of the Delaware Water Gap, allows visitors to walk through an early morning scene along the Delaware River while being surrounded by the region's rich variety of plants and animals. Check out for a spacious 2 acre property just 20 minutes from the museum.

The Delaware Water Gap

From the museum we turn to the actual Delaware water gap where hiking trails of various lengths and difficulties can be found throughout the 70,000-acre park.Kids will enjoy this outdoor recreation as they walk through this area.Some, such as the McDade Recreational Trail, are packed gravel with easy segments, while others, such as the Milford Knob Trail, are difficult but rewarding.Both the Milford Knob Trail and the nearby Cliff Trail offer spectacular views.Mount Minsi, which offers panoramic views, can be reached via the Appalachian Trail.Hikers can enjoy all four seasons while exploring dozens of trails.

Leigh Gorge Scenic railwayLeigh Gorge Scenic railway

We all love trains and especially kids as the train chugs through scenic paths. The 16-mile round trip departs from Jim Thorpe on the Reading and Northern mainline.Until it reaches Old Penn Haven, the train follows the winding Lehigh River through the gorge, rounding curve after curve.Along the forested route to Old Penn Haven, the train is surrounded by high-rise cliffs, mountain scenery, and wildlife.The train rides are 70 minutes long, with the exception of October, when train rides are 45 minutes due to increased demand. The vintage coaches, built as early as1917, are pulled by diesel engines.

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Kalahari water parkPoconos mountain

Splashing in the water brings out the child in everyone so head to the East coast’s largest indoor water park with enough activities to keep kids happy and the family happy.To enjoy there is the lazy river, hot tubs, toddler slides, adult twister slides, escape rooms, mini golf, and other activities.With dining and shopping combined it makes for a great place to be anytime of the year.

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Camelback Mountain AdventuresTannersville

The largest outdoor adventure park in the Pocono Mountains, with the best views.Take a mountain segway tour or zip down 4,000 feet on Pennsylvania's longest Zip-FLyer!Play all day on 100+ aerial obstacles such as tight ropes, zip lines, swinging bridges, cargo nets, rope swings, and more on treetop courses.Zoom down Pennsylvania's only mountain coaster's curves and drops.on the mountain slide or the 1000-foot ziplines, you can ride side by side with your friends and family.AWESOME ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY A lovely lake front home at Tobyhanna is only at a drive of 17 minutes from Camelback

Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary Jim Thorpe,PA

Jim Thorpe's unique education centre features an indoor "Flutterarium" live butterfly flight room, kids' art space and activity room, and nature-based gift shop where you can see live butterflies and exotic frogs.Children can plan a birthday party, earn a scout badge, or simply enjoy a picnic in the garden.All of your questions about butterflies will be answered by the knowledgeable and friendly staff.Kits for hatching butterflies,T-shirts with solar panels,Puppets of Folkmanis and many more nature themed things to buy here.

Quiet Valley Living Historical FarmStroudsburg

The homestead is located in the Pocono Mountains on 114 acres of beautiful pastures, woodlands, and streams. It is home to rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, and Suffolk Punch draught horses, as well as other farm animals common in the 1800s.Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit living history museum dedicated to preserving 19th century Pennsylvania German agricultural heritage, with interpreters portraying Johann Depper's descendants and re-enacting daily farm life.A bank barn from the 1850s, the original farmhouse, a cabin, spring house, ice house, smokehouse, dry house, and various smaller barns are all on the property.Throughout the year, a variety of workshops, such as canning and soap making, provide children with unique learning opportunities. The dazzling redwood cottage at Crescoe is only 21 minutes away.

Bletzville state parkLehighton

Beltzville State Park is a 3,002-acre park in the Poconos' southern foothills.Pohopoco Creek, a great trout stream, feeds Beltzville Lake, a 949-acre stopover for migrating waterfowl and a popular boating and fishing destination.The picnic pavilions and sand beach are very popular.The resident park naturalist Rob Berstresser does guided hikes while explaining about the insects, owl call identification, bird watching and so on.

Blue mountain Ski ResortPalmerton

The fun continues in summer and winter in this place.For children the Blue Mountain offers summer camp that will keep campers active and engaged throughout the season.In the summer, Mountainside, Beachside, and Monterra Tennis Camps are available for campers ages 4 and up, as well as lessons in biking and multi-sport training for ski racers and athletes.Children ages 8 to 12 can attend Skills Camps.In winters theBlue Mountains Snow School offers expert ski and snowboard instruction in a fun and safe environment for a farmhouse property at only 15 minutes drive from here.

Poconos State ParkTannersville

We all know that food tastes great outside and hungry kids after an invigorating hike will surely enjoy having a picnic here. The Cattell Cabin, named after Henry S. Cattell, is adjacent to Big Pocono State Park, which has three picnic areas with a total of 50 picnic tables.Mr. Cattell, who loved the view from Camelback Mountain's summit, built a stone cabin there in1908, which served as a park office and nature museum for many years.North Trail (red), South Trail (yellow), and Indian Trail (blue) are the three interconnected trails that make up the trail system (orange).The three-mile South Trail is designated as a horseback trail in addition to being a hiking trail.

So from butterfly spotting , nature hike, horse riding, waterpark fun rides to farm living we have the kids covered. Too many ways for them to have an exciting time in Poconos.

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