The days are getting longer and the temperatures are getting warmer, heralding the end of winter. As the rain and sunshine wake the flora and fauna, spring is an ideal time to experience nature with your family at Skytop Lodge, a premier lakeside Poconos resort. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite family-friendly ways to get outside and enjoy the spring weather in the Poconos.
Nature Trails and Hikes
Unplug and escape into nature by exploring the trails that weave through much of our 5,000-acre resort. Stunning waterfalls, dense swamps, rugged cliffs, and crystal clear lakes await you at Skytop. With a variety of wildlife regularly spotted on the estate, you may catch a glimpse of whitetail deer, beaver, otters, or black bears. The 30 miles of trails at Skytop Lodge range in difficulty from easy, stroller-accessible paths to challenging trails challenging across very rugged terrain. Many offer self-guided nature walks with interpretive plaques or Self-Guided Booklets you can pick up from a member of our Activities staff. If you and your family would prefer a tour with an expert, join one of Skytop Lodge’s resident naturalists on a guided nature walk.
Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt? Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game where participants find hidden caches left by previous players. We will provide you with the GPS coordinates for a specific geocache and GPS-enabled devices to help you find the treasure. Along the hunt, you will traverse the beautiful countryside of the Skytop Lodge estate. This is a fantastic way to get excited about the natural world with young kids and the young at heart.
What is Archery Tag? Imagine a family-friendly version of dodgeball. But instead of tossing balls at the opposing team, you are shooting at them with a bow and foam-tipped arrows. Fun, right? And, in addition to trying to “tag” opponents out by hitting them, participants attempt to knock out the opposing team’s 5-spot target. Players can hide out behind inflatable bunkers and then dart out to take their best shot. This safe, family favorite is action packed and appropriate for ages 8 and up.
What are you waiting for? Cure your Spring Fever with a family escape to Skytop Lodge. You can explore the outdoors and revel in the warmer temperatures of Spring, with the option to indulge in all the comforts of a luxury resort. If you are looking for a lakeside Poconos resort for your next family vacation, contact us today to book your stay at Skytop Lodge.