Man with beard and his small yellow dog enjoying mountain sunset and looking at the distance. He is waring black backpack and black sport sweater.

4 Great Things to Do in the Pocono Mountains This Fall

Fall is a magical time in the Pocono Mountains with plenty of things to do. 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 the lists. Here is our list of four great things to do in the Pocono Mountains this fall.

man kayaks in river

1 . Horseback Riding

Enjoy horseback riding in a secluded mountain top setting. Happy Trails Stables offers peaceful trail rides from which visitors can enjoy spectacular scenery. Experience the freedom of authentic horseback riding from Happy Trails Stables. Take a guided ride, an indoor lesson, or bring the little ones for a pony ride.

2. Antiquing

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 and Hawley Antique Exchange.

3. Kayaking

Escape into the beauty of nature while kayaking in the Pocono Mountains. 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 Canoes and Lander’s River Trips.

4. Bicycling

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 Sawmill Cycles. 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.