Fall is a magical time in the Pocono Mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts revel in the cooler temperatures and immerse themselves in the changing colors of the expansive woodlands. Before the first snowfall comes, locals and visitors alike flock to the area to check off bucket list items of things to do in the Pocono Mountains. Exploring the mountains, waterways and shops of the region top these lists. Here is our list of four great things to do in the Pocono Mountains this fall.
1 . Horseback Riding
Travel just 10 minutes from The Settlers Inn to enjoy horseback riding in a secluded mountain top setting. Triple W Riding Stables offers peaceful trail rides from which visitors can enjoy spectacular scenery from the highest point in the Lake Region area. Experience the freedom of authentic horseback riding from Triple W Riding Stables; whose philosophy is not the traditional “follow the leader” style of trail riding. Each rider is given a free lesson prior to embarking on their chosen ride. All experience levels are welcome for the 1-Hour, 1.5-Hour and 2-Hour trail rides.
Fall is the perfect time to go antiquing in the Pocono Mountains! Scour the abundant antique shops wearing a light jacket, and in-between shops listen to the rustling of the drying leaves in the trees. Some of our favorite Hawley antique shops include Miss Elly’s, Timely Treasures and Sand Stone Antiques. Nearby Honesdale houses the Antique Emporium, a multi-dealer antique emporium for sales and restoration.
Escape into the beauty of nature while kayaking in the Pocono Mountains in the fall. You can enjoy the peaceful tranquility of a quiet float among brilliantly colored leaves or challenge yourself to rushing whitewater. Kayaking is fun for all ages and ability levels and has quickly become one of the most popular water sports on the Delaware River. Daily kayak trips are available through local outdoor adventure companies Kittatinny and Lander’s River Trips.
Explore the Pocono Mountains by bike this fall! To ride around the town and for short pedals nearby, you can conveniently check out bikes directly from The Settlers Inn. Or, if you would like a more adventurous, mountain biking experience, you can rent a road bike from nearby Sickler Bike Shop. Our innkeepers will help you with suggestions on Pocono biking tours where you can cruise along the Lackawaxen River or enjoy a Wayne County scenic ride through woodlands, rolling hills and farmland. There are many different bicycle route options that can be tailored to fit your skill level and your schedule.
Whether you would like to spend your fall outdoors or in, there are plenty of things to do in the Pocono Mountains during this wonderful season. Horseback riding, antiquing, kayaking and bicycling are just some of our favorites. What are your favorite things to do in the Pocono Mountains in the fall? We would be happy to help you arrange any of your favorite activities during your stay. We have the inside scoop on all Pocono Mountains attractions. Plan your fall getaway to the Pocono Mountains and The Settlers Inn today!
Photo courtesy of Thomas & Dianne Jones.