No trip to the Poconos is complete if you don’t spend a fair amount of it outdoors! Each year, millions of visitors flock to our area for Poconos outdoor activities. Our mountain region is home to several state parks that are great for hiking and horseback riding! Or, head to our area’s lakes to take in the beauty from a different vantage point. The Pocono Mountains has something for every adventurer’s interest! Discover a few of our favorite ways to explore the outdoors below.
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Top 3 Poconos Outdoor Activities
1. Promised Land State Park
You can often hear people reference “the promised land” while en-route to somewhere exciting. It’s possible to quite literally visit the promised land during your Poconos getaway! Promised Land State Park boasts 3,000 acres of beautiful landscape and exciting things to do. In the summer, this state park is a popular spot for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and picnicking. During the winter, this state park turns into the ultimate winter recreation area! Enjoy cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowmobiling.
We know you won’t want to leave the promised land, but be sure to check out these other Poconos state parks for more outdoor activities:
- Big Pocono State Park
- Tobyhanna State Park
- Hickory Run State Park
2. Horseback Riding
Head to mountains on horseback! There are some great places to go horseback riding in the Poconos. Our area is home to several farms and stables that allow guests to take their horses for a ride through the mountains. From leisurely beginner rides to trots through nature, you’re sure to find a horseback riding experience for your skill level.
3. Lake Wallenpaupack
Hike to the summit of a mountain, or gaze up at its beauty from Lake Wallenpaupack! This freshwater lake is the second-largest in the state and covers more than 50 miles of shoreline. In the warmer months, visitors can enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing, and other fun water activities. There are also exciting things to do at Lake Wallenpaupack in the winter! Enjoy ice skating atop the frozen lake as well as skiing and snowboarding in the surrounding nature areas.
Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi Is Your Indoor Retreat
Head back to Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi for an evening of rest and relaxation after exploring Poconos outdoor activities! Aside from cozy accommodations, our lodge also features a clubhouse with diverse amenities. Lake Naomi Club amenities include pools, a fitness center, volleyball courts, and access to outdoor activities.
In true outdoor activities fashion, consider the Gone Fishing guest room. This accommodation is located in the Lodge and features a queen-size bed, luxury linens, and a private bathroom.
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