How to Have the Best Fourth of July in the Poconos

Whether you’re visiting the mountains for just Independence Day or the entire week, there are so many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in the PoconosListen to live music under tall pines, get your fill of fireworks displays, and enjoy some satisfying meals. Keep reading to learn more about these events and other happenings this July Fourth in the Pocono Mountains. 

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What to Do for the Fourth of July in the Poconos 

Where to Eat 

You won’t have to worry about breakfast when you stay at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi. Every morning, you’ll wake up to a delicious, made-to-order breakfast in our Main Dining Room. As for lunch and dinner, there’s a restaurant for any crazing you might be having. 

Brush Up on Your History 

A great way to celebrate the independence of the United States is with a history lesson. Pennsylvania plays a central role in American history, and the Poconos are no exception. Check out these museums for a day back in time. 

Spend Some Time Outside Colorful fireworks over green trees

The hot summer days are perfect for getting outside and taking in the beautiful mountains. No matter the amount of excitement you’re looking for, there are countless ways to get some fresh air in the Poconos. 

Listen to Live Music 

From heavy metal rock to classical music and everything in-between, the Poconos will host several music festivals and upcoming concerts. Lucky for you, many of those performances are slated for the Fourth of July week and open to the public. 

Where to Watch Fireworks 

Watching fireworks light up the night sky is a must for your Fourth of July in the Poconos! We’ve rounded up all the fireworks displays taking place on July Fourth weekend, and many also include other family fun activities. 

  • The town of Honesdale will host Fireworks in the Park for free on July 2 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. 
  • Skytop Lodge will hold a Fourth of July Celebration on July 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. Parking is $10 per car for non-resort guests, and fireworks start at dusk. 
  • The Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Firemans Picnic will happen July 3 starting with a parade at 6:00 p.m. The event is free along with live music at 7:00 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. 
  • On July 4, catch the Fireworks Over Lake Wallenpaupack at 9:15 p.m. 

Celebrate at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi large porch with American flag

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend your Fourth of July in the Poconos with fresh air and green trees. Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi combines recreation with relaxation. Our Lodge provides the ideal place for you to get rest while having the convenience of amenities like beaches and kayak rentals provided by the Lake Naomi ClubIt’s the ultimate place for your summer vacation. 

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