If you’re a vacationer seeking exciting ways to explore the Poconos, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the best walking tours the region offers, from historic town strolls to invigorating hikes.
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Your Ultimate Guide to 5 Fascinating Poconos Walking Tours
When exploring the Pocono Mountains, there’s no better way than by foot. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, the Poconos offer a variety of walking tours to suit all interests. From guided tours that provide fascinating insights into the region’s history to self-guided adventures that allow you to set your own pace, there’s something for everyone.
Jim Thorpe Walking Tours
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Jim Thorpe, a historic town with a coal mining heritage. These guided walking tours offer a glimpse into the town’s past, showcasing its unique architecture and intriguing stories.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
If you crave the great outdoors, this park is a must-visit. Hike the Appalachian Trail for views of the Delaware Water Gap and immerse yourself in nature’s beauty. Not only that, but it also hosts a museum where you can learn about the history of historic sites from the 1700s and the French and Indian War. Or explore the Millbrook Village or the village of the Bevans historic grounds.
Get your adrenaline pumping with guided bike tours through Lehigh Gorge State Park. Waterfalls and wildlife sightings make this a memorable experience for any level of biker, from beginner to expert. You’ll also see ruins of an old leather tannery, learn about the history of the way lumber and coal were transported through the area, plus so much more! And while not technically a walking tour only, the exciting experience of biking and hiking make it a perfect addition to the Poconos walking tour list!
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Experience authentic 18-19th-century farm life on the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm guided tour. You’ll enjoy interpreters wearing period clothing portraying a Pennsylvania German family who once lived and worked on the farm. Learn about traditional farming practices and homesteading and meet friendly farm animals.
Pocono Indian Museum
Delve into the history and culture of the Delaware Indians who once inhabited the Pocono Mountains. The Pocono Indian Museum’s guided tours provide a fascinating educational experience that includes an exploration of the Lanape’s (the Delaware Indians) ancient tools, pottery, art, and much more.
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