As summer comes to a close, you might be looking to experience one last vacation. Lucky for you, there are countless things to do this Labor Day Weekend in the Poconos! Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to relax or some heart-pumping adventures, you’re sure to find both here in these incredible mountains.
Whatever time you choose to visit, the Poconos offers a dream vacation for everyone! Request access to our complimentary Pocono Mountains Vacation Guide for a thoughtful list of all there is to do here!
Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend in the Poconos
There are several state parks, forests, and national recreation areas to visit in the Poconos. Since the weather is beginning to cool down around this time, it makes for an excellent opportunity to hike a scenic trail or go horseback riding.
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a great place to go if you want to spend the day on routes that lead through meadows, along waterfalls, and to panoramic views. There are several waterfalls here in the Poconos, including Bushkill Falls, popularly known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania.” You’ll also want to check out Hickory Run State Park and its unique Boulder Field.
If you’re more interested in catching glimpses of native wildlife, visit the Thomas Darling Preserve or the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, where you can find a variety of thriving species.
For a high-speed adventure, go whitewater rafting on the rushing Lehigh or the Delaware Rivers. If you’d prefer to take it slow, take a kayak on Lake Naomi.
Experience excitement at high altitudes at Camelback Mountain Adventures. Choose from the various zip line adventures available and treat yourself to breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. You could also try your hand at the Treetops Adventure Course and walk across swaying bridges, climb vertical cargo nets, and more!
Annual Events in the Poconos This Labor Day Weekend
Head to downtown Stroudsburg on Saturday, where multiple live music stages, a food court, and fun family activities make Main Street come to life during the annual Stroudfest. Stroll through the eclectic shops and grab a bite to eat at one of the delicious restaurants. The festival starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
Greene Dreher Sterling Fair
Stop in at the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair for some laid-back excitement! If you visit before 3:00 p.m., you can peruse the Indoor & Outdoor Flea Market and Craft Show for unique treasures. Marvel at the beautiful artwork, pick up some fresh preserves or homemade wine and take a peek at all the animals. You can also participate or watch one of the many contests, which range from a farm tractor pull to a pie eating contest. Of course, it’s a whole different place at night, with the twinkling lights of the whirling rides and the smells of fair food wafting through the air.
Dining and Other Activities
Unwind with a glass of wine at a local vineyard or winery and look out across the expansive views. Or, you can sip at one of their tasting rooms that are convenient to the charming, bustling downtown areas of the local cities. Grab a craft brew in historic Jim Thorpe and browse the collection of shops. Stop in at one of the art galleries in downtown Stroudsburg, or pamper yourself with our Classic Journey Pampering Spa Trip Package.
You’re bound to work up an appetite during your weekend in the Poconos. There is a wide range of restaurants in the Poconos providing fine dining, casual bites, and even great vegan options!
Vacation at Mountaintop Lodge
Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi offers many things to do this Labor Day Weekend in the Poconos. Step out onto the Lodge’s wraparound porch, and the great outdoors sits right in front of you. Our rustic retreat borders the pristine Lake Naomi, which has several beaches that you can lounge on. Or, rent a boat and go fishing. The onsite Lake Naomi Clubhouse features dining with views of the lake, so you don’t have to go far to get the most out of your Poconos vacation.
Since it’s your last chance to soak up the summer, why not treat yourself to one of our cabin suites. Hickory Hideaway has enough room for four people and features a fireplace and whirlpool tub! Wake up in the morning and enjoy a homemade breakfast in the dining room. Come back after your day exploring the Poconos and curl up with a book by the fireplace, or soak in the whirlpool tub.
Check our availability and book your Labor Day Weekend in the Pocono Mountains today!