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A Visitor's Guide to the Poconos Mountains

Posted on August 12, 2022 by Keith Simmons

Just off Pennsylvania and one hour . 5 away from NY, encapsulated listed below are 2,400 miles of an ideal marriage between rich history and breathtaking scenery. No wonder World War II soldiers thought we would rest there before leaving for battle.

The Pocono Mountains aren't only a holiday spot -- for a few it's actually a location to call home since several people bought property there to allow them to enjoy all that the Poconos provides, year-round. The Poconos attraction began with a lone boarding house hotel built-in 1829 in the Delaware Water Gap area.

Fast forward to 1857 and the hotel has revolutionized right into a burgeoning resort industry. Because the story goes, vacationers from neighboring Philadelphia and NY find the resort being an escape from the humid summer weather in 1900. In 1927, the Monroe County Publicity Bureau advertised the Pocono Mountains as "Pennsylvania's Playground".

Now every year, thousands upon a large number of people flock to the Poconos to relax and vacation. Over 200,000 of these are honeymooners to the area that has been once dubbed ""The Honeymoon Capital of the planet."" Visitors can either stay static in a time-share house, which includes mountain or lakefront properties or at about the most hotels or resorts. Some hotels are priced as high as $300 and over per night, based on just how many people per room and just how long you plan to remain.

Once you have accommodations, indulge in several activities, including rafting, golfing, skiing, sailing and biking; the list is endless. And when you like the laid-back version of the Poconos, firing up the backyard grill for a few quality time with the household, may also be therapeutic.