While the Poconos is a destination worth visiting at any time of the year, there’s nothing quite like summer in the mountains! Whether you are planning a family-friendly summer vacation or hoping to book a weekend getaway in the Poconos, you are sure to find fun things to do at Skytop Lodge and throughout the entire region.
This Poconos summer activities guide will tell you everything you need to know about the best things to see and do all summer long.
Throughout the entire summer season, there are several festivals for locals and visitors to enjoy. Some of these festivals are family-friendly events, while others are more well-suited to adult travelers who are looking for something fun to do.
Here are all the details that you need to know about the best Poconos summer festivals in 2022:
12-3 p.m. June 25, 2022 at Skytop Lodge
Skytop Lodge will host both guests and visitors for the 5th Annual Summer Beer Festival in June 2022. This festival will welcome local brewers to the lodge, where they can showcase their new brews and serve up pints of their old favorites to beer lovers in the Poconos. In addition to having beer samples and plenty of food, this festival will also feature lawn games, live music and more. Those who pre-register for the event can enjoy a discounted price of $55 per person, while those who arrive on the day of the event will pay $65 per person.
June 18, 2022 in Downtown Honesdale – 50-minute drive from Skytop
The Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music Festival returns to downtown Honesdale this summer with a day full of live music, delicious food and a marketplace that promotes the work of various local artists. This is the 15-year anniversary of the festival, which has become a favorite among local residents and visitors alike. The 2022 lineup was recently announced and includes a variety of world-class musicians who are ready to showcase their talents at the festival.
August 5-13, 2022 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Honesdale – 50-minute drive from Skytop
Celebrating 160 years in the community, the Wayne County Fair is one of the longest-running summer festivals in the Poconos. This family-friendly event features many different activities and attractions, including a grandstand, carnival, live music, food vendors and more. For many, this is the highlight of the summer in the Poconos. It takes about 50 minutes to drive from Skytop Lodge to the fairgrounds, but the journey is worth it. Once you arrive at the fair, you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
Of course, every year summer soars to new heights in the Poconos during the Fourth of July holiday. The best way to celebrate Independence Day is to attend the Fourth of July celebration at Skytop Lodge.
The Fourth Festivities will last from July 1 through July 4 this summer at the lodge, where guests, as well as local visitors, will be able to enjoy lawn games, live music, campfires under the stars, and water sports throughout the entire week. The pinnacle of the event is the Fourth of July fireworks, which are set to take off at dusk on July 3, 2022.
Non-resort guests are able to arrive early and enjoy concessions as well as live entertainment from the public viewing area. Resort guests have the opportunity to book premier seating and enjoy a luxurious setting as they watch the fireworks light up the sky.
Throughout the Poconos, there are many interesting things to discover and outdoor activities to enjoy. Some of the top Poconos summer activities include:
Known as the Tricky Triangle, the Pocono Raceway is a challenging and exciting NASCAR track that hosts hundreds of events throughout the entire summer. In 2022, the NASCAR race weekend will take place from July 22 through July 24, and it undoubtedly will be the busiest and most popular time of the year to visit. However, there are weekend events at the racetrack throughout the entire summer, so no matter when you take your weekend getaway in the Poconos, you will be able to enjoy some high-speed thrills.
Perhaps the most relaxing way to experience the majesty of the mountains is to hop on board the Pocono Express. The Stourbridge Line is a historic train that features vintage coaches, and it offers riders the opportunity to ride the rails as they watch the scenic views of the mountain valleys go by. You can board the Stourbridge Line in Honesdale, which is just under an hour’s drive away from Skytop Lodge.
Skytop Lodge is a year-round resort, with activities for people of all interests, ages, and skill levels throughout every season. However, in the summer, there is an abundance of exciting activities to enjoy on the resort grounds. Some of the top Poconos outdoor activities can be enjoyed on the pristine lands that surround Skytop Lodge, such as:
Skytop Lodge is home to the Treetop Adventure Course, and you can choose between a half-course or a full-course adventure. Filled with a variety of challenging and invigorating obstacles, this 3,000-foot course is a great way to spend a day outside in the fresh mountain air. It’s available to those ages 10 and older.
Guests at Skytop Lodge are able to enjoy both boating and fishing on the resort’s lakes. Boat rentals are available for resort guests, and there also are opportunities to rent fishing gear. These are some of the most peaceful summer activities to enjoy in the Poconos, and a favorite among guests of all ages.
Hiking and biking along the resort trails is an exclusive guest privilege and one that is thoroughly enjoyed by all who stay here. There are several trails available, all varying skill levels, allowing you to select the trail that suits your personal preferences and allows you to hike or bike with confidence.
The Poconos have long been considered the best area to vacation in the summer. When you are staying near the nicest town in the Poconos and you have the opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities at the Skytop Lodge, you are sure to have the best vacation ever in the mountains.
Contact us to book your stay and to learn more about the Poconos outdoor activities that are available at Skytop Lodge. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Poconos this summer!