Things to do in Poconos

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Things to do in Poconos

The Pocono Mountains are made up of four counties consisting of Monroe, Pike, Eastern Carbon and Southern Wayne Counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Poconos got its name from the Lenape Indians word meaning “Stream between Two Mountains. It was originally settled by several Indian tribes including the Delaware, Iroquois and Shawnee Indians, It was later settled by the Dutch in 1659.  The Poconos consists of approximate 2,400 miles.  You’ll find rolling mountains, waterfalls that take your breath and 170 miles of winding rivers.
Today you will find the area to be filled with many recreational sports activities and also the arts and culture. In winter there is skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and snowshoeing with 163 trails. In spring, summer and fall you can look forward to the 261 miles of biking and hiking trails.  There are 35 golf courses, white water rafting, boating and fishing.  The pristine waters of the Poconos has delighted many a fly fisherman catching brook and brown trout. In the fall there many visitors enjoying the change in the leaf colors.  There is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation that is on both sides of the Delaware River. They are also several water parks here both inside and outside. However if you would prefer to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, it’s wonderful to just enjoy the beauty around you..
There is also gambling at Mount Airy and don’t forget the NASCAR Races that are here in Long Pond. This makes the Poconos a four season destination. From Stroudsburg, PA it is just 1 ½ hours to Manhattan and two hours to Philadelphia.