There’s no better feeling than the sun on your skin and water beneath your feet. Experience the best fun in the sun this summer in the Poconos! The Pocono Mountains area boasts a bounty of family fun like hiking trails, river trips, recreational areas, adventure parks, and more. Read on to discover our favorite family-friendly things to do for your summer vacation!
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Top 5 Things to Do This Summer in the Poconos
1. Travel to Pocono State Parks
Explore our area’s magnificent landscape during your next trip to the Poconos! Our area has a diverse network of hiking trails to explore. Some of the best are located within Poconos state parks. Visit Big Pocono State Park, Tobyhanna State Park, Hickory Run State Park, or Promised Land State Park to explore thousands of acres of untouched wilderness. All of these state parks are great places to view and learn more about native flora and fauna in the Pocono Mountains.
2. Relax Lake Wallenpaupack
Lake Wallenpaupack is a great destination for a water adventure in the Poconos. This man-made lake boasts more than 50 miles of shoreline, which makes it perfect for a summer day on the lake! It’s one of the best places for Poconos outdoor activities like fishing and boating. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy by the water’s edge.
3. Visit Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware Water Gap is a great place to enjoy fun for the entire family! This stunning landscape formed when North America and Africa collided. The Delaware Water Gap is comprised of the Appalachian Mountains and Delaware River, which offer hiking trails, rock climbing, and water adventures.
4. Go Whitewater Rafting
Thrill-seekers are sure to love whitewater rafting in the Poconos! There are several tour companies in our area that each offer thrilling experiences on the Lehigh River. These tours suit guests up with everything they need to navigate the river during all conditions.
During some portions of the tour, the river is calm and gently laps so that guests can simply paddle along and take in the scenery of Lehigh Gorge State Park. In other instances, paddlers have to navigate the rocky white caps! Some tour companies are geared toward first-timers, while others are better suited for seasoned paddlers, so make sure to check what each tour company offers!
5. Visit an Adventure Park
Adventure parks in the Poconos are kid-tested, parent-approved! These adventure parks feature an array of family-friendly activities like ziplining, alpine slides, waterparks, archery, mini-golf, ropes courses, and more. You’re sure to find an exciting activity that suits your child’s interests! Here are a few more summer activities geared toward the kids:
Your Summer Vacation Continues at Mountaintop Lodge
Continue your family’s adventure this summer in the Poconos at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi! Our Poconos, PA, lodge has everything you need for the family getaway of a lifetime. The Lake Naomi Club is one of the best amenities for families! Our on-site recreation community includes a golf course, boating and fishing, beaches, private pool, tennis courts, open mic nights, a kids’ summer camp, and more!
Our accommodations include Lodge Guest Rooms and Cabin Suites. We recommend the Owaissa Suite for family travelers. This accommodation features two bedrooms, a common living area, flat-screen television, mini-fridge, and a private bathroom.
Check our availability to start planning your summer vacation to the Poconos!