The Best Winter Family Activities to Try This Year

Dec 5, 2019

Winter in the Poconos draws tons of families from near and far to experience the magic of this beautiful mountain city. Tucked high up in the Poconos is where you’ll find the premier family resort Skytop Lodge that offers unique outdoor activities and fun family events to do during your stay.  

Here are some of the best winter family activities to try this year, some of which you’ll find exclusively at Skytop Lodge. 

Ice Fishing 

For this activity, you will need a PA Fishing License, but it’s worth it if you can catch a largemouth bass, perch, pickerel or other fish. The lake at Skytop Lodge is open in the summer for swimming and other fun activities. In the winter, when it freezes over, it’s open for ice fishing. Ice fishing is a great activity for kids who enjoy being outside. Dads and sons especially enjoy this activity as it’s perfect for quiet bonding time together.

Ice Skating 

When you think of the quintessential winter activity, ice skating is sure to come to mind. Every year, Skytop Lodge creates a magical wonderland as its Pavillion is transformed into a skating rink. Imagine a night of skating and hot cocoa with the kids. This is a memory that will last forever! Skates are available to rent at Skytop so no need to bring your own. 

Snow Tubing 

Talk about a fun time! Instead of sledding, try snow tubing this year. This is a favorite wintertime activity here in the Poconos. We even have our own tubing hill here at Skytop Lodge. Grab a tube and sit in it as if you were floating in the lake. Hold on tight and then head down the hill! Make sure you bundle up for this one.


Have you ever seen someone showing off their archery skills? That could be you! Whether you’re already a pro or are looking to learn how to shoot with a bow and arrow, our archery facility is a fun family activity to try when you’re at Skytop Lodge. 


It’s a little bit of a workout, but really fun once you get the hang of it. Snowshoeing is similar to skiing, but not quite the same. You’ll see the sights from a different perspective as you trek along our lake trail through the snow. You’ll have poles for balance and for helping you along.  

December at Skytop 

Skytop Lodge in December is the place to be for families with children of all ages. We have some magical events planned, including breakfast with Santa, marshmallow roast and campfire, fireside storytime, hayrides, and live entertainment. There’s never a shortage of hot cocoa or cider at Skytop because we love providing the perfect backdrop for you to create special family memories that will last forever.

Ready to book your stay? Check out our upcoming winter packages. Book online or call us at (855) 345-7759.