The Pocono Mountains is one of the most desirable regions in the eastern United States. It is conveniently located to New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey and Philadelphia. It offers a rural and rustic setting with 150,000 acres of state and federal forest lands that are full of wildlife and scenic wonders. The hiking trails abound with rhododendron and hemlock groves where white-tail deer, black bear and wild turkey thrive.

The Pocono Mountains is where you'll find Lake Wallenpaupack, a spectacular 5,700 acre lake that is 13 miles long with 52 miles of shoreline. The region has many renown waterfall attractions, such as Raymondskill Falls, Childs Park, Bushkill Falls and many more. The National Park Service preserves 70,000 acres of forest lands along a 40 mile stretch of the Delaware River, which offers many miles of white water rapids with some of the best rafting in the northeast United States.

Many visitors are amazed with the cultural activities the Poconos has to offer. Grey Towers in Milford is a French chateau and is a National Historic Landmark designed by Richard Morris Hunt. The Dorflinger Glass Factory in Honesdale is famous for its "world renown" cut glass. The Roebling Bridge along the Delaware River is the oldest suspension bridge in America.

 

 The Pocono region also has a rich history. At the Wayne/Pike Visitor Information Center in Greentown you will find information about William Penn, including a survey map of the Wallenpaupack Manor, a 12,500 acre parcel of land deeded from the William Penn Estate in 1793 to James Wilson, one of only six men who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution of the United States in 1787. Learn about John F. Kennedy's trip to Milford in 1963 to dedicate the Pinchot Institute before an audience of 10,000 just two months before his assassination. You'll find information about a great Civil War train disaster that killed many confederate soldiers.

The Pocono Mountains has something for just about everybody. Visit our region soon!