Pocono Attractions in Summer: Where Summer Dreams Come True - HolidayKeepers

Pocono Attractions in Summer: Where Summer Dreams Come True

Seeking an adventure filled and thrilling summer escapade? Then the perfect destination for you would be the Mountains of Poconos in summer. Dive right into the sizzling summer activities and create unforgettable memories by conquering the array of summer hikes, explore the thrilling water parks, row across the scenic lakes, and the list goes on like this. You wouldn’t believe how captivating the things to do in Poconos in summer is. 

You must be wondering about what makes Poconos this special? Which is nothing else other than the scenic landscapes and rolling terrains of the region which offers many beautiful attractions for the visitors like the waterfalls, river, hiking & biking trails, woods and many more. This 2,400 square mile region in Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to a multitude of attractions regardless of the season. 

Now, in this blog, I’ll take this golden opportunity to guide all of the outdoor enthusiasts like me to have an unforgettable summer getaway in the Poconos with the help of my years of traveling experience in the mountains. So, stay with me until the end.

Outdoor Escapades: Poconos Summer Getaway

Summer could never be fulfilled without the outdoor recreational experiences. That is why, Poconos is the right place for a thrilling summer outdoor adventure, discover the wide variety of summer fun in Poconos by unleashing your inner adventure craving persona into the great outdoors. 

Embrace your epic escapade alongside Poconos Mountain summer activities such as:

1. Hiking through the Majestic Peaks

Have you ever had the opportunity to witness nature and its wonders with your own bare eyes? If you haven’t then hiking in the woods of Poconos would be a unique and amusing experience for you. Hiking in Poconos leads to many wonderful sightings such as the wildlife, waterfalls, wildflowers, enormous forests, and beautiful vantage points. 

If you wish to have this amazing experience then head to these hiking trails and areas to have one of the greatest times of your journey. 

Bushkill Falls Easy to Moderate  Length Varies
Cresco Heights Easy to Moderate  3 miles
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Easy to Difficult 26 miles
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Easy to Difficult Length Varies
Promised Land State Park Easy to Difficult 50 miles 

2. Saddle Up for an Exciting Horseback Riding Experience

One of my most exciting things to do at the Poconos in the summer, riding across the rolling terrains and beautiful landscapes on the back of a horse. Trust me, it can be one of your beautiful memories too, experience and witness the streams and meadows of the Poconos on horseback and have a much closer glimpse of nature’s beauty and wildlife. 

You could either bring your own horse or visit a stable for renting out a horse for riding through the hills. Now, these are the best places for you to have an exciting horseback riding experience:

Bushkill Riding Stables 124 Golf Drive in East Stroudsburg, PA
Daisy Field Farm 542 Oley Valley Road in White Haven, PA
Happy Trails Stables 613 Honesdale Road in Waymart, PA
Mountain Creek Riding Stable 6190 Paradise Valley Road in Cresco, PA

3. Glide through the Landscapes with Ziplines

Experience the feeling of flying through the beautiful woods and landscapes in nature’s playground. Zipline in Poconos is one of the most thrilling feelings I’ve ever had, you won’t ever forget the experience of gliding in the air.

The best ziplining spots for a great summer in Poconos are:

Pocono Zipline  in Camelback Resort 243 Resort Drive in Tannersville, PA 18372
Pocono Tree Ventures 1575 Fairway Villas  Blvd, East Stroudsburg PA, 18302
Whitewater Rafting Adventures 101 West Adventure Trail Road, Nesquehoning, PA 18240-0065
Pocono Zip Racer 1575 Fairway Villas Boulevard in East Stroudsburg, PA, 18302

4. Bike Across the Rolling Terrains

Biking in the trails of Poconos could be an amusing summer activity as you could enjoy the winding trails with the captivating sceneries and explore the various wildlife in the woods. There are enough trails for all skill levels, that means anyone could enjoy biking in Poconos.

Check out these biking trails to enhance your Pocono Mountains summer vacation:  

Promised Land State Park Beginners
Switchback Railroad Trail Moderate
Mauch Chunk Lake Park Moderate
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Adventurous
McDade Recreational Trail Experienced 

5. Rev Up for a Off-Road Extravaganza 

It is time for you to start your engines and rage through the off-road trails in Poconos. Off-Roading could be a great activity to do in the summer and the experience enhances if you are an expert in off-roading. There are many off-roading options in Poconos such as ATV, UTV, Dirt Biking, 4×4 SUVs, and the perfect trails for it too.

The perfect place for you to experience a great off-road escapade for a great summer fun in the poconos would be:

  • Pohopoco Tract ATV Trail
  • Lost Trails
  • Alvins Offroad Playground
  • Maple Run Tract
  • Pocono ATV Tours
  • Rausch Creek OffRoad Park

Aquatic Adventures in Poconos

Poconos has always been a unique travel destination with all types of adventures. The water sports are one of the major things to do in the summer in the Poconos, which varies in several different options like kayaking, boating, swimming and many more. Let’s go through the thrilling water adventures one by one, shall we?

Swimming in the Lakes & Beaches

Now, this is one of my very first choices on what to do in the Poconos during the summer. Swimming gives you a great relaxing feeling and peacefulness all around, especially during the summer heat. More than that, swimming could be an excellent activity to enhance your physicality. 

Among the many best places to visit in Poconos, check out these spots for a great swimming experience:

Beltzville State Park 2950 Pohopoco Dr., Lehighton
Milford Beach 150 Milford Beach Rd, Milford
Smithfield Beach River Rd., East Stroudsburg
Hickory Run State Park 3613 PA-534, White Haven
Lake Wallenpaupack 2512 Rt.6, Hawley
Arrowhead Lake 961 Arrowhead Dr., Pocono Lake

Canoeing/ Kayaking in Poconos

Perfect way for you to explore the open aquatics of the Pocono Mountains, get a life jacket and witness the very scenic spots and unspoiled waterways. Kayaking or Canoeing could be a great sport to do in the summer which will give you a great exhilarating feeling and peace.
Visit these amazing spots in Poconos for a thrilling day filled with water adventures in Poconos with Kayaks:

Adventure Sports 398 Seven Brigade  Road, East Stroudsburg, PA
Chamberlain Canoes 103 5 Star Lane, Shawnee on Delaware, PA
Kittatinny Canoes Milford, PA
Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers 288 North Stagecoach Road, Weatherly, PA

Exhilarating Fishing Fun in the Mountains

Certainly one of my favorite summer activities of Mount Pocono, Fishing provides a prime feeling of relaxation and serenity for me. Poconos serves as a great destination for fishing and several fish species. Moreover, the waters in the region are filled with trout fishing such as brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout.

Visit these charming spots for your biggest haul:

  • Promised Land Lake
  • Tobyhanna Lake
  • Lake Naomi 
  • Lake Harmony
  • Lake Wallenpaupack

Family Leisure & Adventure in Poconos

We are always at our best while staying with our family, which gives us an extremely positive feeling and loving aura. Choose Poconos as your next family-friendly adventure in the summer and experience the immense fun activities all together with your loved ones. Poconos is home to several family adventure attraction like:

1. Visiting Amusement/Water Parks

If anyone asks me about my most favorite place to visit in the Poconos together as a family during the summer, I would definitely say that it is a Water Park or an Amusement Park. These parks provide the most fun captivating things especially for the children, they just love visiting a water/amusement park.

Some of my most favorite family fun parks in Poconos would be:

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark $40 on Value Pass

$30 on Unlimited Pass

309 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372, United States
Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Full Day Pass: $40

Half Day Pass: $32

1 Great Wolf Dr, Scotrun, PA 18355, United States
Costa’s  Family Fun Park $69 2111 US-6, Hawley, PA 18428
Carousel Water & Fun Park $68 1018 BEach Lake Hwy, Beach Lake, PA 18405
Kalahari Indoor Water Park $40 250 Kalahari Blvd, Pocono Manor, PA 18349

2. Natural & State Parks

Visiting a natural park can be a fun thing to do as a family in the Poconos, having a picnic together, chatting with each other, sharing thoughts, these moments can be so priceless. Moreover, there are so many activities you could do in a state park in Poconos. Here is a list of natural parks you could visit in the Pocono Mountains during the summer.

Big Pocono State Park Picnics, hiking, Wildlife North Eastern Pennsylvania, Monroe County
Frances Slocum State Park Hunting, Hiking, Historic Sites North Eastern Pennsylvania, Luzerne County
Gouldsboro State Park Picnic, Boating, Hiking Monroe and Wayne Counties
Beltzville State Park Canoeing, Picnic, Hunting Franklin and Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Wrap Up

Poconos has been a prime tourist destination for every travel enthusiast out there for a really long time . No matter how much you explore the regions, it just doesn’t end, the attractions in Poconos are just limitless. Now that we have reached the epilogue of this blog, I hope that you have received an idea about the range of summer activities in the Mountains of Poconos. 

As we said earlier, there are so many attractions for everyone and many things to do in the Pocono Mountains in summer. The amusement that the place delivers during the summer season is completely rewarding. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head straight to Poconos for your next summer adventure.

Furthermore, we HolidayKeepers are always ready to welcome you into our luxurious vacation rentals during your summer vacation in Poconos with the best hospitality and amenities offering you the best place to stay in Poconos in summer.

Contact Us for any doubts.


Q: Is Poconos good to visit in summer?
A: Summer is just as ideal as any other season to plan a vacation in Poconos. 

Q: Which are the best things to do in the Poconos in june?

A: Hiking, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Shopping, and many more

Q: Which are the best places to visit in the Poconos in summer?

A: Lake Wallenpaupack, Lake Harmony, Promised Land State Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Mount Pocono, Shawnee Playhouse and many more.

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