The Pocono Mountains have long been a fantastic destination for family vacations! There’s is a variety of family fun in the Poconos like outdoor recreation areas, family fun parks, and kid-friendly lodging options. Explore the Poconos this year with the whole family! From moderate hikes at Big Pocono State Park to a petting zoo at Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park, there’s family-friendly fun for everyone’s interests!
Learn more about our five favorite ways to explore the Poconos with children of all ages, then request a copy of our free Vacation Guide for more of the same great information!
Top 5 Destinations for Family Fun in the Poconos
1. Big Pocono State Park
Big Pocono State Park offers diverse options for outdoor exploration! From downhill skiing to geocaching, there’s truly something for every family’s interests. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and more with your group! Be sure to snap a handful of photos to capture these lifelong memories.
2. Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware Water Gap is full of family-friendly fun! In the winter, try your hand at cross-country skiing. During the warmer months, enjoy water sports like swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Or, opt to stay dry and hike the Appalachian Trail or climb a rock wall! It’s possible to spend the entire day exploring the Delaware Water Gap. You might even want to make a second trip!
3. Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park
Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park is one of the most kid-friendly things to do in the Poconos. This animal park is great for families with young children who can’t do a lot outdoors. Claws ‘N’ Paws features a petting zoo, exotic animal enclosures, and educational opportunities. The animal park is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and offers reasonable prices — $13.50 for children and $18.50 for adults!
4. Water Parks in the Poconos
There’s no better way to cool down from the summer heat than with a trip to water parks in the Poconos! Our favorite nearby water parks are Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark and Kalahari Resort Indoor Waterpark. These water parks offer fun activities like water slides, diving boards, and pool games. For more fun on the water, head to the Lake Naomi Club. Here, children can swim and play in lakeside pools, while parents can sit waterside and enjoy a drink from the bar!
5. Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi
Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi has all of the family fun in the Poconos that you could wish for! The Lake Naomi Club features a variety of things to do like sports, swimming, a kid’s summer camp, and more! Our Poconos, PA, resort also offers spacious, comfortable lodging options like our Lodge Guest Rooms.
The Owaissa Suite is the perfect choice for family travelers! This suite-style room boasts two bedrooms, a common living space, a private bathroom, ample storage space, and more.
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