Guidebook to the Poconos

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Guidebook to the Poconos

Outdoor Activities

Fun for the whole family with varying degrees of physical exertion. We recommend that you take advantage of good weather by visiting some of these local gems!
Do not miss the opportunity to see Bushkill Falls. The falls are breathtaking and there are beautiful hiking trails with different degrees of difficulty. The area is heavily covered by trees which makes it a great place to go when it is hot outside.
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Bushkill Falls
138 Bushkill Falls Trail
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Do not miss the opportunity to see Bushkill Falls. The falls are breathtaking and there are beautiful hiking trails with different degrees of difficulty. The area is heavily covered by trees which makes it a great place to go when it is hot outside.
Ziplining and treetop ropes course for the whole family! They even have a kid friendly course specifically designed for kids ages 4-7. Purchase tickets online or call (800) 446-0231 for reservations.
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Pocono TreeVentures
1575 Fairway Boulevard
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Ziplining and treetop ropes course for the whole family! They even have a kid friendly course specifically designed for kids ages 4-7. Purchase tickets online or call (800) 446-0231 for reservations.
Another great place to hike year round with multiple trails. PEEC has exhibits on the wildlife of the Poconos as well as a live cam of an eagle’s nest. There is an indoor area that is great for children as well as a bookshop Check out their website for trail descriptions and a calendar of their public events.
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Pocono Environmental Education Center
538 Emery Road
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Another great place to hike year round with multiple trails. PEEC has exhibits on the wildlife of the Poconos as well as a live cam of an eagle’s nest. There is an indoor area that is great for children as well as a bookshop Check out their website for trail descriptions and a calendar of their public events.
Open year-round, Bushkill Riding Stables offers a 30 minute trail ride for beginners and a 45 minute guided trail ride where you can reconnect with nature and take the slow, scenic route through the mountains. Call ahead for hours or to make reservations: (570) 588-5192.
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Bushkill Riding Stables
124 Golf Drive
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Open year-round, Bushkill Riding Stables offers a 30 minute trail ride for beginners and a 45 minute guided trail ride where you can reconnect with nature and take the slow, scenic route through the mountains. Call ahead for hours or to make reservations: (570) 588-5192.
A little mini zoo with a petting area on Route 209 in East Stroudsburg. Takes approximately one hour to visit. Very family friendly.
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Pocono Snake & Animal Farm
424 Seven Bridges Road
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A little mini zoo with a petting area on Route 209 in East Stroudsburg. Takes approximately one hour to visit. Very family friendly.
Adventure Sports on Route 209 leads kayak and canoe trips on the Delaware. Their staff is very friendly and helpful.
Adventure Sports
175 US-209
Adventure Sports on Route 209 leads kayak and canoe trips on the Delaware. Their staff is very friendly and helpful.
Best place in the Poconos for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.
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Delaware River
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Best place in the Poconos for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.
Another beautiful hiking area with waterfalls. There are clear trails with breathtaking views.
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Dingmans Falls
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Another beautiful hiking area with waterfalls. There are clear trails with breathtaking views.
Resica Falls is located along Bushkill Creek on the property of Resica Falls Scout Reservation. Thankfully, the public is welcome to visit the falls year round! There is parking in a small lot near the entrance to the scout camp. Please remain respectful of the camp's privacy and stay on the designated paths. Coordinates: 41.110319, -75.094392.
Resica Falls Scout Reservation
1200 Resica Falls Rd
Resica Falls is located along Bushkill Creek on the property of Resica Falls Scout Reservation. Thankfully, the public is welcome to visit the falls year round! There is parking in a small lot near the entrance to the scout camp. Please remain respectful of the camp's privacy and stay on the designated paths. Coordinates: 41.110319, -75.094392.
Family-friendly skiing locale offering 23 slopes & trails, plus snow tubing, dining & lessons. https://www.shawneemt.com/
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Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
401 Hollow Road
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Family-friendly skiing locale offering 23 slopes & trails, plus snow tubing, dining & lessons. https://www.shawneemt.com/

Sightseeing

The tour guides are dressed in historic costumes and lead you on a guided tour of the farm and describe what daily life was like on a farm in the 1800s. Fun Fact: I worked as a tour guide at Quiet Valley in high school!
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Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road
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The tour guides are dressed in historic costumes and lead you on a guided tour of the farm and describe what daily life was like on a farm in the 1800s. Fun Fact: I worked as a tour guide at Quiet Valley in high school!
They have an audio walk through museum that recaps the history of the American Indian. They have great items to buy that relate to the Indians. The shop keepers are from American Indian descent.
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Pocono Indian Museum
5905 Milford Road
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They have an audio walk through museum that recaps the history of the American Indian. They have great items to buy that relate to the Indians. The shop keepers are from American Indian descent.

City/town information

Jim Thorpe is a beautiful, quaint town nestled in the mountains about an hour away named after the Olympian, Jim Thorpe who was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. There are great restaurants, lots of shopping, the Asa Packer Mansion Museum, and the Old Jail Museum. There is also white-water rafting which is a once in a lifetime experience.
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Jim Thorpe
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Jim Thorpe is a beautiful, quaint town nestled in the mountains about an hour away named after the Olympian, Jim Thorpe who was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. There are great restaurants, lots of shopping, the Asa Packer Mansion Museum, and the Old Jail Museum. There is also white-water rafting which is a once in a lifetime experience.

Shopping

This is a gigantic outdoor shopping mall of well-known brands like Vans, Coach, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Michael Kors, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, etc. It is usually packed on the weekends or holidays. Renegade Winery has a tasting room here if you find that you need to take a short break from shopping!
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The Crossings Premium Outlets
1000 Premium Outlets Drive
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This is a gigantic outdoor shopping mall of well-known brands like Vans, Coach, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Michael Kors, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, etc. It is usually packed on the weekends or holidays. Renegade Winery has a tasting room here if you find that you need to take a short break from shopping!
This is a great place for shopping enthusiasts. There are multiple shops with everything you would ever want and they have an entire section devoted to self-service candy barrels. Dig in, weigh, and take home!
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The Shoppes at American Candle
216 Route 611
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This is a great place for shopping enthusiasts. There are multiple shops with everything you would ever want and they have an entire section devoted to self-service candy barrels. Dig in, weigh, and take home!
Nearby and has adorable souvenirs. They are very friendly and they have barrels of candy in the back.
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Country Kettle
2523 Milford Road
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Nearby and has adorable souvenirs. They are very friendly and they have barrels of candy in the back.

Wineries & Breweries

Amazing sangria and brick oven pizza. You won't be disappointed!
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Sorrenti Family Estate Winery, Distillery & PIzzeria
130 Lower Cherry Valley Road
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Amazing sangria and brick oven pizza. You won't be disappointed!
A cozy tasting room and gift shop. My favorite local wines are all made by Franklin Hill.
Franklin Hill Vineyards
292 Frantz Road
A cozy tasting room and gift shop. My favorite local wines are all made by Franklin Hill.
A great place to gather with friends, they often have live music. Great vibes, great wine, great place!
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The Renegade Winery
600 Main St
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A great place to gather with friends, they often have live music. Great vibes, great wine, great place!
A great place with a laid back, relaxing atmosphere. I've heard that the sangria is a must have!
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RAW Urban Winery & Hard Cidery
103 Gypsum Rd
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A great place with a laid back, relaxing atmosphere. I've heard that the sangria is a must have!

Food scene

This restaurant is super convenient. It is literally 5 minutes away located on top of the mountain. It is very good for bar food and cocktails.
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Top of the World Restaurant
1125 Saw Creek Estate
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This restaurant is super convenient. It is literally 5 minutes away located on top of the mountain. It is very good for bar food and cocktails.
This restaurant has a very chic vibe. The food and service are excellent.
SOTE Gastropub
5261 Milford Road
This restaurant has a very chic vibe. The food and service are excellent.
An Italian restaurant. The owner, John is usually on the premises. They have a Jimmy Buffet tiki bar outside in the better weather. Food is good. The décor inside is a little outdated.
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Petrizzo's Restaurant
6171 Milford Road
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An Italian restaurant. The owner, John is usually on the premises. They have a Jimmy Buffet tiki bar outside in the better weather. Food is good. The décor inside is a little outdated.
This restaurant is in a historic building. We have always gotten good food and drinks here.
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Tom X Pub
100 Tom X Road
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This restaurant is in a historic building. We have always gotten good food and drinks here.
Has a homey feel and great steaks. The owner, Bruce lives in Saw Creek. He is a gifted photographer. His pictures are displayed on the walls and on a slide show and can be purchased.
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The Big A Grillehouse
1 Fox Run Lane
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Has a homey feel and great steaks. The owner, Bruce lives in Saw Creek. He is a gifted photographer. His pictures are displayed on the walls and on a slide show and can be purchased.
This restaurant has wonderful food, especially the steaks. They also have great shrimp cocktail. Just know ahead of time that they do not take credit cards but they have an ATM machine on the premises.
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Pub 447
65 Independence Rd
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This restaurant has wonderful food, especially the steaks. They also have great shrimp cocktail. Just know ahead of time that they do not take credit cards but they have an ATM machine on the premises.
This place is a lot of fun. There is a usually a live band there on the weekends. It is great in the warmer weather because they have a large outdoor eating area. They have good food and drinks.
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Alaska Pete's
151 Seven Bridge Road
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This place is a lot of fun. There is a usually a live band there on the weekends. It is great in the warmer weather because they have a large outdoor eating area. They have good food and drinks.
This restaurant is awesome if you are considering a day trip over to Shawnee Resort area. They have a restaurant on top and a brew house on the lower level.
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The Gem and Keystone Brewpub
526 River Road
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This restaurant is awesome if you are considering a day trip over to Shawnee Resort area. They have a restaurant on top and a brew house on the lower level.
Fantastic Mexican food! We especially love the assortment options.
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Los Tres Amigos Mexican & Spanish Restaurant
5224 Milford Rd
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Fantastic Mexican food! We especially love the assortment options.
Located just outside the main gate to Saw Creek Estates. The Pizza Palace has great pizza and traditional pizzeria fare.
Pizza Palace Pizza & Grill
5310 Winona Falls Rd
Located just outside the main gate to Saw Creek Estates. The Pizza Palace has great pizza and traditional pizzeria fare.

Neighborhoods

Saw Creek Estates is a gated community with the finest amenities of any community in the Poconos. From a private ski area to indoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, Saw Creek Estates provides a wonderful year-round environment for those who are looking to be active while surrounded by nature. Saw Creek Estates contains private lakes and its namesake, the trout filled Saw Creek. For a list amenities, check out Saw Creek Estates Member website: https://sawcreek.org/amenities/.
Saw Creek Estate
Saw Creek Estates is a gated community with the finest amenities of any community in the Poconos. From a private ski area to indoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, Saw Creek Estates provides a wonderful year-round environment for those who are looking to be active while surrounded by nature. Saw Creek Estates contains private lakes and its namesake, the trout filled Saw Creek. For a list amenities, check out Saw Creek Estates Member website: https://sawcreek.org/amenities/.