Crash Course on the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania (3 videos!)
The Pocono Mountains also referred to as “The Poconos” is located in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania. They offer a large array of nature filled activities for every season; including, hiking, skiing, kayaking or canoeing, biking (mountain or motor), water rafting, fishing, horseback riding… just to name a few. Our visited in late October of 2015 was a beautiful time to experience the northeast fall foliage. We also enjoyed some hiking, shopping and zip lining at one of their local Mountain resorts.
Campground(s) we stayed
Timothy Lake South is located in East Stroudsburg, PA the property was recently updated and now has a little over 300 sites that are all full hook up with 50amp service. The sites are large and can pretty much accommodate any size rig. It’s sister property, Timothy Lake North, is located about 1 mile up the road a smaller campground for smaller rigs. While staying at the Timothy Lake properties you can use the amenities (swimming pools, water parks, laundry, restrooms, showers, games, etc.) at both facilities.
Things to do
With tons of mountains to see in the Poconos we found a great zip lining and tree adventure course on Camel Back Mountain called Camel Back Mountain Adventures. We went for the day and enjoyed a trip down their Mountain coaster. A 4,500 feet steel track coaster where you can control the speed by pulling or pushing the side levers. We also went down the dueling 1,000 foot zip line and the dueling 4,000 foot zip line, which from our experience was definitely the most exhilarating. Check out our video above to see what it was like to speed down the zip line and see the fall foliage in full effect. They offer different package rates depending on what you want to do for the day. If you are planning a trip to the Poconos we strongly recommend checking out the Camel Back Mountain Adventures as this was our favorite experience of this trip.
We couldn’t believe how much candy was in this store. I think there is probably every single kind of candy you can think of. So, of course this was a spot I didn’t want to miss. Candles and Candy to the hearts content, and they also have some other cute items to browse and buy.
The locals call Bushkill falls the Niagara of Pennsylvania. There are eight waterfalls that can be viewed from mapped out hiking trails and bridges. There are 4 trails to take ranging from easy to difficult. While we started off on the easy green trail we ending up finished our day on the difficult red trail so we could see all the falls. The falls were beautiful or if you don’t like to hike they offer other activities including shopping, mini golf, paddle boating and a few activities for some of the little ones like mining for Gemstones and the Bushkill falls Mining Co. Maze. Check out their link for more information along with pricing for each event.
Places we ate
We stopped at Pub 570 a few times for some after work drinks and snacks. It was the closest bar we found to the Timothy Lake Campgrounds. We hit karaoke night along with a Sunday night football both were fun and the bar was filled with people. They make a really good dirty martini (vodka) and I had their chocolate lava cake, which was also very yummy.
We went to Muller’s diner for a quick breakfast on a Saturday morning. They have a large menu with a lot of different options. The wait staff was friendly and service was quick. We also got a lot of food for the money. I couldn’t even finish all my hash browns.
Great location for outdoorsy folks! We suggest not staying longer than a week or two but definitely a fun place to enjoy hiking and mountain adventure sports.
Would we Recommend?
Again, if you want to enjoy the great outdoors we would recommend checking out the Pocono Mountains.