Discover the Best Day Trips in Pennsylvania

The Keystone State is a convenient escape from some of the largest cities in the United States. For example, the Poconos is less than a two-hour drive from New York City. Pennsylvania’s small towns offer respite from the stress of city life. Explore the best destinations our state has to offer with these day trips in Pennsylvania. Each of our favorite day trips are just a couple of hours from the Poconos, so it’s easy to spend a day exploring before coming back to Mountaintop Lodge for a restful night’s sleep.  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our Poconos Vacation Guide. This free online guide is filled with local insight on what to do during your trip to our area. It includes great day trips, historical sites, amusement parks, and so much more! 

3 Exciting Destinations for Your Next Pennsylvania Day Trip 

1. Longwood Gardens 

Longwood Gardens is a two-hour drive from Mountaintop Lodge. This botanical garden is filled with beautiful blooms all–year-round! Take a gander around the gardens, then head over to the on-site Beer Garden! Here, you can enjoy a limited selection of craft beer, wine, barbeque sandwiches, and pizzas! 

Longwood Gardens also features fantastic seasonal events, like the “A Longwood Christmas” lights display! Overall, it’s one of the best day trips for families near the Poconos. 

2. Delaware Water Gap 

Natural beauty is all around in the Poconos. The Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania is one of the most fantastic outdoor attractions in our area. This recreation area straddles the Delaware River on the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Here, you can hike the Appalachian Trail, go rock climbing, cross-country skiing, and more. Best of all, it’s just a 25-minute drive from Mountaintop Lodge! 

3. Ricketts Glen State Park 

Pennsylvania is home to 121 state parks. No trip to the Poconos would be complete without visiting a couple of Poconos state parks. If you’re looking to venture a little further out, we suggest a visit to Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton, PA. Here, you can explore an amazing waterfall hike

Come Back to Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi 

Spend a day exploring these day trips in Pennsylvania before heading back to Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi. Our Poconos, PA, lodge offers Lodge Guest Rooms and Cabins Suites. Guests are also welcome to utilize our on-site amenities, so there are plenty of things to do nearby when you’re not on a day trip.  

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