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When Is the Best Time to Visit the Poconos?

Summer is the classic season for American getaways. When you think of a summer vacation, you probably think of splashing in the pool or soaking up some sun. While that’s the most popular type of vacation, there’s more than one best time to visit the Poconos! Depending on your interests, our area is a great place to visit any time of year. Read on to find out more about each season and decide what’s the best time to schedule your visit to the Poconos. 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request a copy of our free Pocono Mountains Vacation Guide! This resource is full of information about the best things to do during each season. 

Your Year-Round Guide to the Best Time to Visit the Poconos

Browse our favorite things to do during each season in the Poconos! Then, use our Poconos packing list guide to help you figure out exactly what you need to bring. 


Have you ever wondered there is to do during winter in the Poconos? Move over, Colorado! Mount Pocono is a spectacular destination for winter sports. The most popular spots for cross-country skiing in the Poconos and other winter activities are Big Boulder Park, Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Mountain, and Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. 

More ways to enjoy the Poconos snow are snow tubing and dog sledding! Humane dog sledding is a one-of-a-kind winter activity that you can’t find everywhere. Our favorite dog sled company is Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours.  Join us for an exciting ski season in the Poconos! Spring


Temperatures don’t begin to rise above the 50°F in the Poconos until early May. In this way, our area gets a late start to spring. That’s OK with us, though, it just means more time for winter activities! When spring does arrive, one of our favorite things to do is tour our state’s stunning landscape with scenic drives in Pennsylvania. The most awe-inspiring scenic drive is the Gateway to the Endless Mountains


Summer is a great time for family vacations in the Poconos. Our area is full of family-friendly activities. There’s a good time waiting for travelers of all ages! Enjoy Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park, ziplining at Camelback Mountain, and several adventure parks in the Poconos

Explore these exciting things to do, then experience what summer fun Mountaintop Lodge has to offer! Any reservation at Poconos, Pennsylvania, lodge comes with complimentary access to the Lake Naomi Club amenities. These include boating, fishing, beaches, pools, open mic nights, and more! 


Fall is a lot of peoples’ favorite season — and for good reason! Autumn in the Poconos is the most beautiful time of year. Green leaves transform to warm hues of yellow, orange, and red, and the breeze picks up, so the trees appear to be dancing! It’s a relaxing time of year to visit and embark on scenic drives to the best views of Poconos fall foliage. Fall is also a less-trafficked time of year to visit Poconos’ state parks

Stay at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi Any Time of Year

What do you think is the best time to visit the Poconos? No matter what season you choose, you can’t go wrong! Select Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi as your Poconos, PA, lodging provider during your trip. We offer cozy Poconos accommodations like our guest rooms and cabin suites! Enjoy complimentary access to the Lake Naomi Club with any overnight stay. 

Check our availability and start planning your trip to the Pocono Mountains!

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