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4 of Our Favorite Winter Activities in the Pocono Mountains

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It’s hard to believe that the winter season is quickly approaching. It is a  beautiful time of year here in the Pocono Mountains. If you have been thinking about a visit to the area, now is the perfect time to start planning a winter getaway. While you’re here, check out four of our favorite winter activities in the Pocono Mountains. If you like exploring the winter snow or snuggling up next to a warm fire, there’s something here for everyone.

Now that you’re thinking about a winter getaway to the Pocono Mountains, be sure to download our Delaware Highlands Vacation Guide. You’ll receive Settlers Inn exclusives, information on the area’s best restaurants, and winter activities in the Pocono Mountains you’ll want to try. The guide is free and is a great tool to use when planning your trip.

Check out our 4 favorite winter activities in the Pocono Mountains!

  1. Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Once the snow starts to fall, grab your skis and hit the slopes. The Pocono Mountains have many great locations for skiing and snowshoeing. A beautiful spot with frozen waterfalls and trails to explore is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Their McDade Trail runs the length of the park and is ideal for a day spent snowshoeing. Promised Land State Park is another great park with flat trails for cross-country skiing.

  1. A Sleigh Ride on a Snowy Day

Nearby, Happy Trails Stables offers winter sleigh rides. Their farm is located in Waymart, PA, which is just about 12 miles from Hawley. For over 20 years, Happy Trails Stables has offered horseback riding on scenic mountain trails, plus horse-drawn sleigh rides.

  1. Tubing at the biggest snow tubing park in the United States

Camelback Mountain is home to the biggest snow tubing park in the U.S. The area is located a little less than an hour from us here at The Settlers Inn. This year, Camelback will feature Galactic Snow Tubing with an after-dark galactic LED light show. Tickets for snow tubing are sold on a first come basis and range from $33 midweek to $55 weekends and holidays.

  1. The annual Hawley Winterfest event

Every year, the town of Hawley looks forward to the annual Hawley Winterfest. The schedule of events will keep you entertained from morning to night. The schedule is packed with fun activities like carriage rides, live holiday music, crafts, shopping, and of course a visit from Santa himself. While here, we invite you to stay for our Winterfest Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Our Executive Chef has compiled a seasonal menu of items like Pumpkin Pie French Toast and Shrimp and Grits.

Make your getaway extra special with a stay at The Settlers Inn.

If you have never experienced a stay at The Settlers Inn, we would love to host you and your family and show you what makes us so special. We are home to 23 guest rooms with most rooms featuring a seasonal fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Enjoy dinner during your stay at our award-winning farm to table restaurant on the property featuring a menu of seasonal and local ingredients. Relax by the crackling fireplace with a glass of wine or in the comfort of your room snuggled up in the room’s provided Microfiber robe.

Come and experience the winter season with us. We look forward to pampering you at The Settlers Inn soon!