inspired adventuring For Every Season

Marvel at the Poconos' natural wonders with hiking trails in national, state and local parks offering a playground for adventure or connecting with nature. Saddle up on horseback, take to the river by water raft or canoe or browse the array of fascinating environmental education programs to learn about the local ecology.

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Take it all in with a hike through the Pocono Mountains. Scout through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where you'll find incredible vistas and diverse wildlife. Or go off the beaten path with a local outdoor guide to discover the less explored. Whether you're a novice or expert hiker, these trails offer a fantastic outdoor experience. 

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National, State, Local Parks

The Pocono Mountains are home to an abundance of natural treasures, with a variety of parks to explore. Promised Land State Park, for example, offers pristine lakes, lush forests and numerous recreational activities. Whether you're into hiking, picnicking or birdwatching, you'll find a park that suits your interests. 

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The Appalachian Trail

Discover the Appalachian Trail, which delineates the southern boundary of the Poconos with trail networks revealing cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring vistas and rare flora and fauna. Plan your perfect venture among leisurely, scenic routes, enlightening self-guided journeys and expert-level demanding treks.

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Big Pocono State Park

Moments from The Swiftwater lies Big Pocono, the go-to spot for breathtaking panoramic views and photography. Patrons return seasonally for skiing, hiking, rafting, picnics and family activities. A unique selection of eateries, bars and entertainment makes this a sought-after destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking well-deserved downtime.

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Horseback Riding

Saddle up and take in the beauty of the Poconos on a horseback riding adventure. At places like Mountain Creek Riding Stables only minutes away, you can embark on guided trail rides through serene woods, making for a memorable and tranquil experience. 

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Environmental Education

Learn about the ecological wonders of the Pocono Mountains through environmental education programs. The Pocono Environmental Education Center, nestled in the heart of the region, offers a variety of interactive programs and workshops that help you understand and appreciate our natural environment.