Do you feel like you need a break from routine? Has it been too long since your last vacation? We have the perfect solution: make a weekend getaway or an extended trip from Newark to the Poconos! The Poconos are a close destination while still feeling like they are a world away.
Need some suggestions for what to do when you get here? Save time planning and take a look at our free Poconos vacation guide! It has recommendations for everything from the best places to grab a bite to eat to the top local attractions you won’t want to miss out on.
Everything You Need to Know for Your Trip From Newark to the Poconos
Living in the city has its undeniable perks, but sometimes you need a break from the hectic pace and all the noise. Luckily, a serene escape is not far! The next time you’re in need of a breath of fresh air, consider making a weekend escape from Newark to the Poconos. At about two hour’s driving distance, the trip will fly by, and you’ll be amazed at the transformation of the landscape. Leave the traffic and the high rises behind, and head for the lush greenery, fresh air, and rising mountains of the Poconos.
The Drive There
To get started on your road trip from Newark to the Poconos, you have your choice between two routes. You can take I-280W and I-80W, or head down I-78 W. For the first route, take a look at our NYC to Poconos road trip suggestions; it follows the same route! To extend your road trip a bit, I-78W is the way to go. Follow this until you reach Easton, then turn northward via PA-33 N, which will take you the rest of the way.
If you’re not in a hurry, enhance your road trip and stop at a few places along the way!
- If you have kids (or kids at heart) with you, you won’t want to miss the Crayola experience at the Crayola factory in Easton! You’ll find dozens of hands-on, creative activities that will delight the little ones.
- If you have any music enthusiasts with you, they’ll be interested to know that once you turn northward, you’ll pass close by the Martin Guitar factory. Free tours of the factory are available to the public at regular intervals between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Once You’ve Arrived
It’s time to relax and have fun! There’s something for everyone here.
Head outdoors for an adventure in nature; whether that means whitewater rafting or kayaking on the Lehigh or Delaware River, hiking to viewpoints of gorgeous vistas or waterfalls, there are endless opportunities for recreation.
Head to the different downtown districts for entertainment, dining, breweries, tasting rooms, shopping, and more!
Relax at Mountaintop Lodge
Our lodge is the perfect place to relax and recharge. Unplug for a while and reconnect with nature, whether it’s through stepping out on our front porch and taking a deep breath of fresh mountain air or by spending a day on the lake.
Guests of Mountaintop Lodge enjoy complimentary access to Lake Naomi Club, which means you’ll be able to enjoy all the activities in and around Lake Naomi (which isn’t open to the public) free of charge!
Be sure to take a look at all of our lovely rooms before you book your retreat in the Poconos!