Things to Do in the Poconos
Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi is in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains.
Whether you’re coming for a family vacation or are looking for things to do for couples, there’s so much to do here.
For a complete list of things to do in the Poconos, be sure to request your Vacation Guide!
This carefully curated guide is available 24/7 and expands on our recommendations for attractions, restaurants, outdoor activities, annual events, and more.
Best of all, it’s completely free!
Outdoor Recreation in the Poconos
There is something to do in the Poconos for every visitor, especially for those who love the outdoors.
Access the Appalachian Trail, which runs along the southern border of the Poconos from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Center. Visit Boulder Field in Hickory Run State Park to see millions of boulders deposited during the last ice age.
- Enjoy the unique experience of mountain golfing
- Attend a NASCAR race or drive a stock car at the Pocono Raceway
- Snap pictures during a waterfall hike
- Zoom down a zip line
- Tour the canopy at Pocono Tree Ventures
The mountainous region of the Poconos is home to a variety of rushing rivers and excellent indoor waterparks. In addition, as a guest of Mountaintop Lodge, you receive free access to the amenities at Lake Naomi Club, which includes an indoor and outdoor pool as well as swimming in the lake!
Several organizations work to preserve and protect the many ecological areas of the Poconos as well as offer education.
The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) works to offer education in sustainable living and teaches appreciation for nature.
The Nature Conservancy is part of a nationwide organization that is dedicated to the protection and preservation of these important natural resources. They have several locations in the area such as the Harry & Mary Goeringer Preserve, the Thomas Darling Preserve, the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, and the Long Pond Preserve & Hauser Nature Center.
If the great outdoors isn’t your thing, the area also offers an abundance of other activities and attractions including historic sites, spas, shopping, entertainment venues, and restaurants to tempt your taste buds. And it’s all within a short drive of Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi!
Arts & Culture
The Pocono Mountains has a thriving arts community. It’s not surprising when you consider the beautiful vistas that could inspire anyone.
You will find theatres, galleries, and studio tours year round here. The summers play host to many festivals, centered around both art and music. You can also find opportunities to try your hand at pottery, photography, painting, drawing and more.
On the Town
Believe it or not, nightlife does exist in the Poconos. Several restaurants, micro-breweries, and bars in the area offer nightly bands. There are two casinos within 30 minutes, which have club venues as well as slots and table games.
The Pocono Mountains downtown districts offer plenty of options for shopping. You’ll find deals at The Crossings Premium Outlets, discover handcrafted treasures, clothing, and jewelry in the numerous boutiques, and enjoy abundant antiquing in quaint towns that are just a short drive from the lodge.
On the grounds of the Lake Naomi Club, you can choose lakefront dining at the Lake Naomi Clubhouse (open Wednesday thru Monday in season, Thursday thru Saturday in offseason), the Timber Trails Grill (open Thursday thru Tuesday in season) or one of the five smaller cafes.
The area has an abundance of restaurants, so you’re sure to find one that has your taste buds watering. In addition, there are several excellent wineries and breweries where you can grab a drink.
Stay Close to All the Fun
Mountaintop Lodge is perfectly situated in the Poconos. We enjoy a peaceful location on the shores of Lake Naomi while still being a short drive from everything the region has to offer. You’ll find that our lodge offers an experience different from what you might find elsewhere. We offer hospitality and friendly smiles, making sure you feel completely at home during your stay.
In the mornings, we’ll cook you a delicious breakfast, so you can sit back and relax. You’ll find your room to be neat and clean, providing a perfect place to recharge from your adventures in the Poconos.
Be sure to take a look at all of our cozy accommodations, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.