Nestled in the unspoiled forests of northeastern Pennsylvania, Woodloch Pines is an ideal destination for a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Woodloch Pines is never short of relaxation or extreme outdoor activities. Although it features lakes, mountains and rivers, Woodloch Pines is only 2 1/2 hours from New York City and Philadelphia.
The Pocono Mountains (800poconos.com) are host to the gorgeous wilderness surrounding the Woodloch Resort (woodloch.com). Activities for all four seasons — golfing, hiking, swimming, and ice skating — are found on the premises. The surrounding Delaware or Lackawaxen Rivers offer white-water rafting, fishing and kayaking. Wildlife, such as bald eagles, bears and deer, inhabit this pristine mountain area. The Pocono area houses factory outlets, antique shops and specialty stores. There are several local farm-to-table restaurants and gourmet establishments as well as downtown sidewalk cafes.
Hawley and Honesdale
The summertime gardens, October's Harvest Hoedown and the Winterfest in December are seasonal attractions in Hawley, Pa. (visithawleypa.com), only five miles from Woodloch Pines. The quaint little town offers dining, shopping and even a bowling alley. Fifteen minutes from Woodloch Pines is Honesdale (visithonesdalepa.com), home to the Wayne County Farmers' Market, the Stourbridge Line Railroad that travels 66.3 miles through the Pocono Mountains, the Dorflinger Glass Museum and plenty of antique shops.
Within an Hour’s Drive
Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park (clawsnpaws.com) is home to more than 120 species, including lions, tigers, bears, giraffes and reptiles. Visitors witness daily animal feedings and shows. Sometimes called the Niagara of Pennsylvania, Bushkill Falls (visitbushkillfalls.com) offers a series of walking trails and bridges that lead to the eight spectacular waterfalls. Stroudsburg is home to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm (quietvalley.org), an educational farm with period-dressed actors who portray farm life in the 1800s. Pocono Raceway (poconoraceway.com), in Long Pond, Pa., is one of NASCAR's most competitive racetracks. Steamtown Railroad (nps.gov/stea), a historic site in Scranton, Pa., boasts a museum and a working train.
For a fun-filled Woodloch Pines experience in winter, hit the slopes, ride a snowmobile or mush a dogsled team. Pennsylvania’s top ski resorts, such Jack Frost and Big Boulder (jfbb.com), Camelback (skicamelback.com) and Shawnee Mountain (shawneemt.com) are within an hour's drive of Woodloch Pines. Skytop Lodge (skytop.com) offers snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, tobogganing and dogsledding. Ice fishing is available on Lake Wallenpaupack near Hawley, which also provides visitors with an area for ice skating.
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