Things to do in Poconos, PA

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Located in the northeastern region of the Keystone State, the ruggedly beautiful mountainous region known as the Poconos encompasses several counties and bits and pieces of others. Wayne, Carbon, Pike and Monroe counties offer guests an endless array of natural beauty and adventurous activities. The "Niagara of Pennsylvania," Bushkill Falls draws guests to view over eight different waterfalls and explore a labyrinth of hiking trails, while the Lehigh River provides exhilarating white-water rafting trips through breathtaking terrain. The area's elevation and cold temperatures make it a gem of a ski destination and resorts like Camelback and Big Boulder run busy lifts all winter. Known as the honeymoon capital of the world, the area is also charged with romance and a sense of passion. Couples-only hotels like Caesar's Cove Haven in Lakeville pamper couples, allowing them to relax and enjoy each other's company with novelty amenities like heart-shaped whirlpool tubs. Whether they choose romantic outdoor picnics or an elegant meal at area restaurants, visitors to the Poconos will also find plenty of dining options, like the exclusive French dining room at the French Manor Inn in Sterling or Peppe's, serving European cuisine in East Stroudsburg. Nightlife spots at area hotels offer dancing, cafes shelter jazz musicians, pubs craft microbrews, and live entertainment venues showcase mystery theatre and performing arts, making fun-filled evenings part of the experience. Leisurely shopping excursions to area outlet malls and weekend flea markets provide the perfect settings for finding prize trip mementos, antiques and bargains.

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