The first tourists who occupied riverside houses dating back to the 1800s experienced this ultimate relaxation. Located in Pennsylvania, getting there’s rather easy since it’s accessible from major cities like NY, NJ, Boston and Philadelphia.

From hopeless romantics, to retirees, friends and family, those who go to the Poconos will concur that it is habit-forming. The woodlands and mountains which frame picturesque lakes, rivers and enticing waterfalls as you drive by, appear to serve because the perfect welcome mat for all your fun which lies ahead.

Lovers of the ocean won’t get enough of canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing and rafting, Poconos-style. And when you are feeling at one with nature, it is possible to hike using one of the challenging trails or experience dirt/ mountain biking.

There are over 30 state and national parks to go to and golf could be enjoyed at among the 60-plus locations. Go for a walk down memory lane at historical museums and parks and also preserve an image of a few of the Poconos’ historical railroads for posterity. The Poconos will be the home of quaint galleries, NASCAR racing, outlet shopping and hitting the slopes for a few intense skiing action.

Skiing is not any doubt synonymous with the Poconos. In 1946, Big Boulder became the initial commercial ski area opened in Pennsylvania. A decade later, the procedure of man-made snow was patented, perfected and the Pocono Mountains were introduced as a ski destination in the Big Boulder Ski area. A few of the hot skiing spots during winter include Alpine Mountain, Shawnee, Blue Mountain, Camelback and Jack Frost to mention several, with over 20 trails to pick from.