5 Best Places to Visit in the Poconos

5 Best Places to Visit in the Poconos

The Poconos are a beautiful paradise on earth with mesmerizing stretches of mountains, lush green forests, picturesque rivers, lakes, magnificent waterfalls, and the very best of nature. Vacationers throng the Poconos each year to enjoy a calm, relaxing, and revitalizing atmosphere that offers great indoor and outdoor recreational activities and some of the best vacation getaways that guarantee a perfect and pleasant stay in the Poconos.

Below are some of the best places to explore on your next vacation trip to the Poconos.

1. Asa Packer Mansion Museum

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Asa Packer Mansion Museum is one of the most iconic and historical structures in the Poconos. This national historic house built in 1861 is an Italianate villa that features authentic Victorian-era luxury furniture and style.

The mansion was once the home of Asa Parker, the founder of Lehigh University, who pioneered railroad construction. Visitors can take a guided walk tour of the mansion and learn some unique and interesting facts about Asa Parker and his mansion.

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General admission (age 19- 54): $12

Sr. Citizen(55+): $10

Student (6-18): $9

Child ( under 50): $6

Hours: Mon- Fri 11 am -3:30 pm

Sat & Sun 11 am - 4 pm

Address: Packer Hill Ave, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, United States

2. Camelback Mountain Resort

Camelback Mountain Resort is a place where you can enjoy both outdoor and indoor activities. The resort offers fun activities for all age groups. During winter, the resort features fan-favorite winter activities such as skiing, snowmobiling, and tubing.

The summer season is welcome with exhilarating activities like a 4500 feet long zipline that zooms down the Mountain coaster, giving you a bird's eye view of the beautiful Poconos landscape.

Their indoor water park, "Aquatopia," is a popular attraction open throughout the year. The water park features close to 35 slides and rides. So, take your friends and family for a fun-filled day at Camelback Mountain Resorts.

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Hours: Daily 9 am - 10 pm (indoor water park)

10 am - 6 pm (outdoor Water park)

Address: 301 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372, United States

3. Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

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Embark on the journey of a lifetime! Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway offers scenic and fun guided round-trip on the 19th-century vintage train. The journey is close to 16 miles and takes approximately 70 minutes to complete.

The trip follows the Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and finally into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. Come and experience the beauty of the Poconos like never before aboard Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.

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Open Air: $23 adult, $10 Child (aged 3-12), Free Child (age 2 and under)

Standard Coach: $19 adult, $9 Child (aged 3-12), Free Child (age 2 and under)

Crown Class: $22 adult, $10 Child (aged 3-12), Free Child (age 2 and under)

Vista Class Dome: $29 adult, $19 Child (aged 3-12), Free Child (age 2 and under)

Private Caboose: $180 entire coach (holds up to 6 passengers)

Hours: Daily 8:30 am - 3 pm

Address: 1 Susquehanna St, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, United States

4. Bushkill Falls

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Known as Niagara of Pennsylvania, Bushkill Falls is among the most scenic attractions in the Poconos. Nestled deep in the Poconos mountain, Bushkill fall is a series of eight waterfalls and can be accessed through an excellent network of Hike trails.

Besides beautiful waterfalls, Bushkill Falls also offers remarkable outdoor adventures, like hiking, biking, miniature golf, fishing, and paddle boating, or you can also become a minor for a day. Fun possibilities at Bushkill are endless, so don't forget to visit Bushkill falls.

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Admission Fee

Adult (aged 11-61): $19 (Weekend/ Holiday), $15 weekday

Child (aged 4-10): $19 (Weekend/ Holiday), $9 weekday

Sr. Citizen (aged 62 & +): $17 (Weekend/ Holiday), $14 weekday

Hours: Daily 9 am - 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, or 7 pm (according to weather & trail conditions)

Address: 138 Bushkill Falls Trail, Bushkill, PA 18324

5. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a 114- acre expansive historic working farm that seeks to preserve Pennsylvania's German Heritage. Here guides are dressed in 18th-century clothing, portraying the lifestyle and chores of 18-19th-century farm life.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a great place, especially for kids, that allows them to connect with the old way of living, such as gardening, hearth cooking, old schooling, crafting, etc.

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Summer Season Tour: $15 adult, $8 child (aged 3-12)

Student Trip: $9 adult, $7 student (grade 2 and up)

Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am -5 pm

Address: 347 Quiet Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, United States

On your next visit to the Poconos, consider these 5 places and unlock the unlimited fun on offer.