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Where to See Santa in the Poconos

December is a beautiful time to see the Poconos. The area gets around 50 inches of annual snowfall, ensuring a White Christmas nearly every year. The air is crisp and ripe with the scent of pine and holly. It’s a winter wonderland.

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Where to See Santa in the Poconos

Winter Weekend Activities in the Poconos

The Pocono Mountains are breathtaking in winter, when steady snowfalls create a thick blanket of glistening white on the mountain peaks. The pine forests are quiet and the streets in every small mountainside town decked in holiday finery. It’s a perfect time of year for a visit to Skytop Lodge.

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Winter Weekend Activities in the Poconos

5 Tips for Your Family’s First Ski Trip

Skiing for the first time is an amazing experience, even if it feels daunting at the start. Imagine feeling the rush of cold air against your cheeks as you fly down the bunny slope. Your blood is pumping. Your heart races. You feel like you’re on top of the world.

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5 Tips for Your Family’s First Ski Trip

5 Places for Holiday Shopping in the Poconos

It’s that time of year again. The air is cooling, the leaves are falling, and store shelves are already stocked with holiday ornaments and gift ideas. Shoppers have their wallets at the ready for Black Friday. Once Turkey Day has passed, it’s a race to the finish line of wrapped presents under the tree.

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5 Places for Holiday Shopping in the Poconos

The Perfect Poconos Winter Wedding

If you’re considering a destination wedding during the wintertime, the Poconos is a magical place for your special day. It’s quiet and picturesque, especially in the cold season when the woods are blanketed with sparkling snow. The air is crisp and the landscape looks like a scene from a Thomas Kinkade p

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The Perfect Poconos Winter Wedding

Thanksgiving at Skytop

Fall is a time for family, friends and food. The leaves burst into bright shades of crimson and gold before they start to cover the ground. The weather turns as crisp as an autumn apple, and November travelers plan the first holiday of the season surrounded by loved ones. Around 95% of Americans spend time with family on Thanksgiving, whether sitting around the dinner table carving a turkey, at the movie theater or on vacation.

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Thanksgiving at Skytop

5 Best Places to Catch a Poconos Sunset

The Poconos region is one of the most scenic places in the eastern U.S. Covering about 2,400-square-miles in Pennsylvania and its northern neighbors, it’s home to mountains, lakes, waterfalls and miles of lush, green woods. While any time of day is ideal to view the area’s natural beauty, sunset offers some of the most idyllic and photo-worthy scenes. Here are five of our favorite spots to witness stellar sunsets in the Pocono Mountains.

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5 Best Places to Catch a Poconos Sunset

Mayhem in the Poconos

The Poconos is a pleasant place, from its stunning mountain vistas to the friendly people and comfortable lodges. But once a year, Pennsylvania’s most scenic vacation spot transforms into a spooky spectacle.

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Mayhem in the Poconos

3 Safe and Scenic Drives in the Poconos

Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains region is one of the most spectacular places on the East Coast. The scenery here is worthy of a picture postcard, from orange-red sunsets over the Delaware Water Gap to Bushkill Falls – sometimes called the “Niagara Falls of Pennsylvania” – and the snow-covered slopes of Shawnee Mountain. Nearly every drive here is magical, especially if you veer into the area’s many charming towns and villages.

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3 Safe and Scenic Drives in the Poconos

Snow Tubing & Other Winter Adventures in the Poconos

In the cooler season, Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains region transforms into a winter wonderland. By early December, the area is blanketed in a thick layer of sparkling snow. Woodland trails become scenes straight out of a postcard, with maples, birch trees and evergreens dusted in white.

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Snow Tubing & Other Winter Adventures in the Poconos

Fall Scenery & Activities in the Poconos

Summer may be prime vacation time for beach locations, but fall is the most impressive season in the Poconos. Maples, oaks and birch trees explode with color, their leaves bursting in gold and crimson until the winter drop. It’s the time for sipping hot cider and breaking out the sweaters. If you’re headed to the Poconos in Pennsylvania this fall, here are a few of the activities and sights to expect.

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Fall Scenery & Activities in the Poconos

How to Propose in the Poconos

It’s time. You have the perfect partner by your side – the one who cheers you up after a hard day at work, brings you soup when you’re sick and, frankly, makes every day just a little better with their presence. Now, you’re ready to take the next step.

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How to Propose in the Poconos