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How to Plan the Perfect Thanksgiving in the Poconos

From preparing a feast to making sure the house is ready for guests, Thanksgiving can be a stressful time. Why not turn the holiday into a stress-free vacation? Just imagine the extra time to connect with family, no cleaning, and of course, relaxing in the mountains! Plus, it’s the off-season, so you’ll be able to enjoy it all without the crowds! Pack your bags and the family, and enjoy this Thanksgiving in the Poconos.

Whatever season you plan on visiting the Poconos, there are countless things to do and see! Access our FREE Pocono Mountains Vacation Guide for all the best sites, restaurants, and more in the area!

Everything You Need to Know About Thanksgiving in the Poconos

Enjoy Fall Activities

Take a Hike

By Thanksgiving, most of the leaves have fallen off the trees to prepare for winter. That means you’ll get to enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the mountains without the chilling temperatures of winter. Highs still reach the 40s but remember they are cooler in the high elevations. The major places that offer fantastic hiking trails are listed below.

Take a Ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

With the completion of a railroad bridge across the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe in 2005, the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway was born. If you’re looking for an easy way for the whole family to experience the history of Jim Thorpe and the natural beauty of the Poconos in one trip, there isn’t a better option.

Go Black Friday Shopping

After a day of feasting, it’s only tradition to go shopping for some of the best deals of the year. Find a gift for everyone you love plus something for you at some of the Poconos best shopping centers! One of our favorite places to get a unique gift or souvenir is the Pocono Bazaar, a bustling flea market, event space, and shopping center located in East Stroudsburg, PA open every Saturday and Sunday.

Let Someone Else Take Care of Thanksgiving Dinner

You won’t have to go without perfectly roasted turkey and delicious cranberry sauce during your Thanksgiving getaway! Plenty of places in the area will do all the meal prep for you, so you can make the most out of your Thanksgiving in the Poconos.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events

The day after Thanksgiving is the official start of the Holidays, and the Poconos hosts several events to kick off the season! It’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

Enjoy a Stress-free Thanksgiving at Mountaintop Lodge

Now that you have your Thanksgiving in the Poconos planned out, it’s time to book your getaway. Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi is the perfect place to unwind with the family. Reserve our Owaissa Suite for extra space with two bedrooms and a common area. It can accommodate up to six guests making it ideal for families. If you’re thinking more of a Thanksgiving getaway with your sweetheart, we recommend booking one of our Cabin Suites. Each one includes a whirlpool tub and can easily be paired with our “I Love You” Every Day Of The Year Package. Whatever you have in mind, our Lodge is the perfect home base for your mountain vacation!

Check our availability to start planning your Thanksgiving trip in the Poconos today! 

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