Best Things To Do In The Poconos With Your Family

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The Poconos in the US is a  land of wonders and is known for its rolling mountains, enticing waterfalls, beautiful valleys and rivers, mesmerizing fall foliage, and thriving wildlife.

Here you will find nature at its finest, which makes the Poconos in Pennsylvania a one-stop destination for the entire family, especially if juniors accompany you.

This blog will take you to some of the best family-oriented spots in the Poconos. So, load your luggage in the car, head up to the Poconos with your kids, and discover an enriching experience for all ages.

So, plan your family vacation in the Poconos and enjoy amazing spots this fall season. You will get numerous places to stay from small cabins to large family-friendly vacation homes.

Top Things To Do In The Poconos With Family

Here are some of the best things to do in the Poconos with your kids:

1. Check out the Jim Thorpe

Start your day with a historic train ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. These vintage coaches are pulled by diesel engines built in 1917s that are still maintained to perfection.

Buttermilk Falls in Lehigh Gorge State Park in Pennsylvania

This narrated scenic trip follows the beautiful Lehigh River over the bridge and takes you through Glen Onoko into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. Sightseeing with family from this vintage train is very special, an experience you definitely don’t want to miss.

After the scenic rail tour, you can stroll through this historical city and have a hearty family meal from any of those thousand restaurants serving delicious cuisine.

2. Visit the Beltzville State Park

There’s no shortage of outdoor activities in the Poconos. One of the best places to cool off and enjoy some water adventure with family is the Beltzville State Park.

In this 3002-acre State Park, you can rent a kayak, boat, or paddle boat, swim in a designated area, or go hiking with your family and explore the woods or witness majestic waterfalls falling from great heights.

And if you are someone who adores family fishing time, then Beltzville State Park is a perfect place that offers a 949-acre Beltzville Lake, stocked with warm water and cold water game fish.

Here you can also sight several wildlife movements. All in all, Beltzville State Park is a great spot to enjoy multiple family recreational activities.

Bushkill Fall

3. Enjoy the Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

If you are looking for something with unlimited fun for kids and, at the same time, can be enjoyed by adults, then Kalahari Indoor Waterpark is your answer.

This 220,000 sq. ft water park is filled with excitement and entertainment and features 30 waterslides and 30 whirl/wave pools, and the first ever VR waterslides in the United States.

The waterpark is designed with a kid-friendly African theme, a place where you can stitch long-lasting and beautiful memories with family.

4. Relax at the Camelback Resort

Another great family getaway option is Camelback Resort. The resort features a plethora of entertainment to keep the entire family engaged the whole day, from a thrilling indoor waterpark to arcade game rooms for the ultimate gaming experience.

If you are more of an outdoor enthusiast, then no worries! Camelback Resort offers outdoor activities, which include mountain coasters, ziplining, and UTV tours.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your things and drive to the Camelback Resort for an ultimate family fun time.

5. Check out the Bushkill Fall

An excellent opportunity awaits you at Bushkill Falls. Bushkill fall is a series of eight waterfalls, with the tallest one falling from a height of over 100 feet and additional hike trails provide different viewing angles of all eight waterfalls. 

Bushkill Fall Pennsylvania US America

It throws an opportunity for families to hike to eight beautiful waterfalls and experience the splendors of Pocono Mountain.

There are other fun and entertaining activities to engage with, such as Mining for Gemstones, where you and your family will pretend to be gold miners for a day.

This attraction keeps the kids busy until they strike gold or until you really want to go home. The eight waterfalls are Bushkill Falls, Bridal veil Falls, Bridesmaid Falls, Laurel Glen Falls, Pennell Falls, and three unnamed falls.

6. Play Some Family Golf

Are you ready for some TEE time with your family? If so, then take a trip to the Poconos, the real hub of golf.  With more than 15 beautiful yet challenging golf courses, the Poconos is a little paradise for golfers.

Golf is an excellent sport for all age groups, and most golf courses here offer a practice facility wherein you and your family can hone the skill and can learn one or two lessons about the great game of golf.

So, plan your family trip to the Poconos and experience some of the great recreational activities on offer and enjoy the beauty of the Poconos.

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Andrzej Ejmont

Andrzej believes life to be a never ending adventure. Originally from Poland, he is a devoted husband and father. Dedicated and enthusiastic to chase all his dreams. Storytelling to entice other families to travel.