The Poconos in May is truly an experience you won’t want to miss. May is one of the best times to visit because we have fun for the whole family. So, get the kids out to explore the beautiful Poconos Mountains with sunny, 60-degree days. Warmer temperatures mean more outdoor activities!
Make sure to get your Vacation Guide with the area’s best events, outdoor activities, and places to eat!
May Weather Brings Tons of Outdoor Adventure
Enjoy Golf Courses Galore
Enjoy a round of golf at one of our great golf courses like Jack Frost National for fantastic views of forests and mountains, or try out Mountain Valley Golf Course, which was rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest. Be sure to check out other great things to add to your spring bucket list, like horseback riding or Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, which opens around Memorial Day!
Fish in the Cleanest, Clearest Water in Pennsylvania
Enjoy the exclusivity of fishing on one of the largest, cleanest, and clearest private lakes in Pennsylvania, Lake Naomi, when you stay at our lodge. You can also fish at their fully stocked trout pond, which is excellent for beginners!
You have over 150 pristine lakes and 170 miles of rivers for more great fishing in the Poconos. Choose from Lehigh River in the west to Delaware River in the east or Lake Wallenpaupack’s small and inviting creeks or ponds for the best trout fishing. Trout Season begins in April, so you’ll get the best of the stocked waters in May, and then it’s opening day for Walleye and Sauger fishing in mid-May.
Hike or Bike Among the Beautiful Scenic Views at Our Parks
The Poconos region boasts two national parks and nine state parks that total over 100,000 acres! There are plenty of biking and hiking trails for everyone to enjoy. Your family will also love the ability to rest and relax at the Sand Spring Lake Beach at Hickory State Park, which opens in late May.
The Best Family-Friendly Events in the Poconos in May
Quiet Valley Annual Farm Animal Frolic
Take your family to see the new baby farm animals during the annual Quiet Valley Annual Farm Animal Frolic. Your children are sure to love petting all the baby farm animals, and they may even get the chance to see baby chicks hatch! Rain or shine, this is great family fun!
Memorial Day Whitewater Weekend
What better way to spend Memorial Day than having fun at Memorial Day Whitewater Weekend? Experience the rushing fun of the whitewater dam release happens that happens annually on Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe, PA! Kids ages eight and up are allowed with no experience necessary. If you still have little ones, try Family Style Whitewater Rafting for ages four and up. Make sure to check out all the other fun things to do on things to do during Memorial Day weekend in the Poconos!
The Best Rainy Day Activities in the Poconos
Just like other areas in the spring, there can be some rainy days in the forecast. Don’t worry if there’s rain in the forecast during your stay; there are lots of places to pop into for some indoor activities. The Poconos region has over a dozen museums and historic sites.
Beginning Memorial Day, you can stop at Asa Packer Mansion Museum to tour the Parker family’s stunning 11,000 square-foot mansion. Before you head anywhere, grab yourself some freshly brewed coffee or an espresso drink and a locally made sweet treat from our coffee shop!
Take Advantage of the Mountaintop Lodge for Your Stay in the Poconos in May
Enjoy the comfortable surroundings of The Mountaintop Lodge this May. Our property is located near the area’s best attractions and nestled along the shores of Lake Naomi, where you’ll find plenty of outdoor adventure for your family!
Feel your stress melt away when you stay in one of our cozy suites that include a full cooked-to-order breakfast downstairs in the main dining room and use of all the Lake Naomi Club amenities. Treat your family to the best of the Poconos.