Experience the Best Things to Do in the Poconos

What will you discover during your trip to the Poconos? Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic retreat, there are plenty of things to do in the Poconos for every type of traveler! From splashing in the lake in the summer to taking a horseback ride through the snow in the winter, there’s something exciting to do here during any time of year. Below, we’ve outlined five of our favorite things to do in the Poconos including outdoor recreation, arts & culture, nightlife, shopping, and dining. 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Poconos Vacation Guide. This specially curated guide is delivered right to your email highlights the best things to do in our area. It’s easy to reference this guide at any point while planning your vacation!   

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*Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Lake Naomi Club Amenities will not be available to our guests during the summer months. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times, and please feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have.  

Outdoors | Summer

The Pocono Mountains spans 2,394 square miles, making it the ideal destination for the adventurer. Our expansive outdoor playground is home to 170 miles of mountain rivers, 261 miles of hiking trails, and 81,859 acres of pristine state forest lands. Whether you want to hike the mountainside or take a dip in the lake, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors during the summer season. 

Here are some of our favorite things to do in the Poconos in the summer 

Kids splashing in water at a lake.

Outdoors | Winter

Mount Pocono gets an average of 63 inches of snow per year, which is well above the national average. We don’t take this enchanting season for granted, either! During this season, you can enjoy snow tubing, ice skating, horseback rides through the snow, winter hikes, and cross-country skiing at the seven ski areas nearby. 

Here are some of our favorite things to do in the Poconos in the winter:   

Arts & Culture

The Pocono Mountains has a thriving arts community. You can find theatres, galleries, musical performances, and studio tours. You can also find opportunities to try your hand at pottery, photography, painting, drawing, and more. 

Here are some of the best ways to explore arts and culture in the Poconos:  

Front view of Asa Packer Mansion.

Nightlife

There’s an exciting nightlife scene 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. 

Here are some of our favorite places for nightlife in the Poconos:  

Poker chips at a casino.

Shopping

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. 

Here are some of our favorite places for shopping in the Poconos: 

  • Antique Shops 
  • Crossings Premium Outlets 
  • Downtown Stroudsburg 

Dining

On the grounds of the Lake Naomi Club, you can choose lakefront dining at the Lake Naomi Clubhouse (open Wednesday through Monday during in-season and Thursday through Saturday during off-season), the Timber Trails Grill (open Thursday through Tuesday during in-season), or one of the five smaller cafes. 

If you want to venture out, indulge in local flavors at our favorite spots for dining in the Poconos: 

Dinner for two with food and wine.

Stay Nearby at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi

Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi is perfectly situated in the Poconos. We enjoy a peaceful location on the shores of Lake Naomi while still being a short drive from the best things to do in the Poconos. You’ll find that our lodge offers an experience different from what you might find elsewhere. During your stay, you can expect hospitality and friendly smiles, making you feel completely at home during your stay. 

Our Poconos lodge also offers exciting and convenient amenities like daily breakfast, an on-property coffee shops, as well as access to all the Lake Naomi Club Amenities.* 

Browse our cozy accommodations to select the one that’s right for you. Then, check our availability to start planning your trip. We can’t wait to show you around! 

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