Why the Poconos is a Great Fall Destination

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, the Poconos is one of the most popular vacation spots on the East Coast. A four-season area, it boasts lovely waterfalls, clean, safe parks, sparkling lakes, mountains and a virtually unlimited number of hiking and biking trails. Famous for its fall foliage, autumn is considered the best time to visit this beautiful and diverse area.

Outdoor Adventures

Those searching for adventurous activities this fall should consider hiking, kayaking, or visiting the area’s famous Boulder Field–an impressive 18-acre bed of rocks located in Hickory Run State Park. Whitewater rafting is also popular in the area, and trails are available for all individuals, from beginners to experts. Fishing is a favored activity among both locals and tourists, and is a great way to enjoy the area’s spectacular autumn foliage during September and October. September is a perfect month for camping as well, when it is still warm enough to sleep under the stars, but the summer humidity is essentially gone from the air.


The Pocono Mountains have long been referred to as a honeymoon haven, and is still a top choice among newlyweds. One of the most romantic times of the year in the Poconos is autumn, when couples can curl up in front of a blazing fire or watch leaves shower down in a rainbow of lemon yellow, watermelon red and russet gold. Simply taking a romantic walk through one of the area’s many parks or enjoying a picnic under the golden autumn sun are truly enjoyable activities.

Couples will also love all the romantic accommodations in the area–a great place to stay is The French Manor Inn and Spa, which has romantic packages and spa specials, too!

Ideal Family-Friendly Getaway Destination

The Poconos is also a great place for family getaways, and a broad range of activities and attractions are available every weekend. From pumpkin-carving contests to hayrides and haunted mazes, there is something to please all lifestyles and budgets and make every member of the family want to return again soon. The area even boasts several murder mystery dinner theater establishments, where all members of the family can take part in solving the “crime.”

Historical Attractions

The Pocono Mountains are rich in history as well. Anyone interested in taking a trip back in time should visit one of the area’s many historical sites and landmarks. Top attractions in this category include the Antoine Dutot School and Museum, Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, the Pike County Columns Museum, and the famous Jim Thorpe “haunted” Inn. Regardless of which activities and attractions a person finds appealing, no one will ever forget a trip to the enchanting Pocono Mountains.

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