Category: Poconos?

A Messy Snowshoe Up Mount Tammany with a Clean Finish at Barley Creek Brewing Company

Every once in a while I really overestimate how good of shape I’m in. Now to give myself credit, I probably am in the best shape I’ve been in for a long time-that being said, I’ve learned that I am not well equipped to snowshoe up a mountain in over 3 feet of snow. I

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Getting Loved up at Lake Wallenpaupack

It always cracks me up that the Poconos used  to be (still are?) a major honeymoon destination. This is no offense to the Poconos, which in its defense is a super gorgeous area, it’s just that romance is not something I typically associate with NEPA. I associate it with pierogies and polka music and Parade Day,

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Weekend Trip Idea: Fake Beaching It

So was I the only who thoroughly enjoyed the “Polar Vortex”/Winter Storm Hercules hybrid that was upon us most of last week (sidenote: when did they start naming winter storms? Has that been a thing for a while? I’m not completely down with it)? I’m actually bummed about the fact that I just ran to

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Weekend Trip Idea: Dogsledding in NEPA

For the past 2 years one of my winter goals has been to go on a dogsled ride. When I took my family to Lake Placid in the February of 2012, there was a sign across the street from our hotel that read “dogsledding: $15.” Unfortunately, I noticed said sign just as we were leaving.

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Weekend Trip Idea: Jim Thorpe

Whenever I hear about “cool small towns”, Jim Thorpe always comes to mind, even though I’ve only ever driven through or been just outside town (for a rafting trip two years ago).  Budget Traveler agrees as it named the town one of it’s “coolest small towns” in 2009.  Jim Thorpe’s a small town in PA’s Lehigh

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100 Things to do in Pennsylvania

100 Things to do In Pennsylvania: This is a big one.  I mentioned in my 100th post that I was thinking of using it as a “100 things to do in PA” blog but then thought better of it A) because it just seemed like a sad things to do B) because I wanted to get

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Full Moon Fun in Pennsylvania

The full moon party in Lake Placid really got me thinking about how little we utilize the nighttime for outdoor activities.  Skiing underneath a full moon (or lack of full moon in our case) was a lot of fun and a completely different experience then skiing in the daytime.  And it’s not just skiing, there’s an abundance of

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4th of July Week in Pictures…Very Limited Pictures

As noted in my previous post, I was camping in upstate New York over the 4th of July Weekend (I’m actually not sure whether last weekend or the weekend prior was considered the “4th weekend”, but just go with it). I went in with the intention of taking alot of photographs, especially on the drive between Narrowsburg,

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A Day at Camelback

After my last post on zorbing. I started doing some personal research on ski resort summer fun.  As I mentioned there, it seems as if the in vogue thing for PA ski resorts is to start including “summer adventures” in hopes to increase their revenue (and with the winter we just had, it’s a smart move).  Ski

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