Winter in the Pocono Mountains

This trip plan includes activities and places to stay during the cold winter months in the Pocono Mountains.

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Shawnee Mountain Ski Area - East Stroudsburg, PA
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Shawnee Mountain Ski Area - East Stroudsburg, PA
Outdoor Adventure | Winter Recreation Area
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is the perfect place in the Pocono Mountains to hit the slopes. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced skier, stop by to experience 23 trails on 125 skiable acres of land!

Shawnee Mountain is your ticket to winter fun! The destination features 125 skiable acres, 23 trails, the Tomahawk Express high-speed quad lift, two terrain parks and a snow tubing park, 100% snowmaking, and daily grooming.

A family-…

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McDade Trail - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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McDade Trail - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Outdoor Adventure | Hiking Trail or Trailhead
During the winter months, the McDade Trail is open to cross-country skiing. 32 miles in total, the trail offers areas of varied difficulty, from easy to strenuous.

The McDade Recreational Trail extends most the length of the park and provides views of the river, charming streams, open farm fields, forests, and historic landscapes. The trail offers hikers, bikers, and cross-country skiers areas of varied difficulty,…

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White Lightning Snowtubing Park - East Stroudsburg, PA
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White Lightning Snowtubing Park - East Stroudsburg, PA
Outdoor Adventure | Winter Recreation Area
Open from December to March, White Lightning Snowtubing Park offers seven chutes, all equipped with lights to facilitate night sliding. Additionally, the park has a Tiny Tot snow play area for those under 40".

White Lightning Snowtubing is located on Rt 209 in Bushkill, PA next to The Villas at Fernwood Resort and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. It is open from December through late March and offers 7 chutes and a Magic Carpet lift…

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Winter Ecology Hike, Pocono Environmental Education Center
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Winter Ecology Hike, Pocono Environmental Education Center
Festival or Event | Nature or Outdoor Event
On December 9, 2018 the Pocono Environmental Education Center is hosting a Winter Ecology Hike for people of all ages to learn about how various plants and animals survive during the cold winter months. The cost is $5 per person. The hike will go from 10AM-12PM. Please make a reservation online or over the phone beforehand.

While you might be nestled all snug in your bed, what are the animals of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area doing? The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering a Winter Ecology Hike on Saturday, December 9th, from 10am to noon.…

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Mountain Creek: NJ's #1 4 Season Resort - Vernon, NJ
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Mountain Creek: NJ's #1 4 Season Resort - Vernon, NJ
Outdoor Adventure | Winter Recreation Area
Mountain Creek has several options for activities during the winter months. Guests are able to ski or snowboard at the largest ski area in the region. There are four mountain peaks, eight lifts, and 30 snow tubing lanes on 167 acres of land. If you are planning to spend a longer amount of time at Mountain Creek, choose to stay at a slope side accommodation at the base of Vernon peak.

Mountain Creek is the New York/New Jersey Metro area's closest 4-season resort, located just 47 miles from NYC. With 167 skiable acres for skiers and snowboarders, 30 lanes of snow tubing, the region’s largest lift-serviced downhill mountain biking,…

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Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market - Sparta, NJ
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Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market - Sparta, NJ
Festival or Event | Volunteer Event
Ranked as "One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December" in the state of New Jersey, the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta is your place to search for unique holiday gifts. New Jersey's largest Christmas Market attracts over 20,000 people from New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

The Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market in Sparta, NJ continues to be ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State” – it’s simply at the top of the “to do” list for festive shoppers.

The perfect weather brought…

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Wednesday Walkers
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Wednesday Walkers
Festival or Event | Nature or Outdoor Event
If you are around on a Wednesday morning, join the group for a 2.5 mile walk starting at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center.

Meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center.

9:00 - 10:00 AM

No pre-registration necessary. Start your day off right by getting half of your "10,000 steps," socializing and soaking in the beauty of the park on this 2.5-…

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Fiddler's Elbow - Bedminster Township, NJ
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Fiddler's Elbow - Bedminster Township, NJ
Outdoor Adventure | Hiking Trail or Trailhead
Hike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski during winter months at Fiddler's Elbow.

This part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey provides an outdoor, full-sensory experience. Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, quiet roads for biking, and viewing of flora and fauna can all be enjoyed in this…

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Woodsedge Tree Farm - Belvidere, NJ
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Woodsedge Tree Farm - Belvidere, NJ
Local Point of Interest | Unique Shop
If you're visiting during the holiday season, visit Woodsedge Tree Farm to select the perfect Christmas tree before returning home. Woodsedge offers 5'-10' fir, spruce, and pine trees grown on six acres of land.

Woodsedge Tree Farm is a "Choose & Cut" Christmas tree farm open on weekends beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving and until the weekend before Christmas each year. Six acres of Christmas trees from 5' to 10' are available. Many varieties of…

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Triple Creek Farm and Nursery - Columbia, NJ
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Triple Creek Farm and Nursery - Columbia, NJ
Outdoor Adventure | Agritourism
The Triple Creek Farm and Nursery is another great choose and cut Christmas tree destination. Located in Columbia, NJ, pre-cut Christmas trees are also available. During the 2018 holiday season, Triple Creek will be open Friday-Sunday from 10-4. Seasonal items such as wreaths and grave blankets are also available for purchase.

The Triple Creek Farm and Nursery is a picturesque choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm and evergreen nursery. They hold family oriented events primarily throughout the Christmas season. The farm is located approximately seven miles from The…

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Victorian Christmas Celebration - Millbrook Village
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Victorian Christmas Celebration - Millbrook Village
Festival or Event | Festival Event
Get into the Christmas spirit at the Victorian Christmas Celebration at Millbrook Village. Enjoy elegant Victorian decorations, tours, children's activities, and light refreshments.

This holiday season, join in a Victorian Christmas Celebration at Millbrook Village. Through the efforts of park staff and volunteers, the historic homes of Millbrook will come alive for one festive day. Admire Victorian decorations…

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Eagle Watch Bus Tour - Lackawaxen, PA
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Eagle Watch Bus Tour - Lackawaxen, PA
Festival or Event | Festival Event
Take a scenic drive on a heated bus with an expert guide in search of beautiful eagles. A reservation is required and seats are limited, so be sure to book in advance! This is a tour you don't want to miss.

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive, while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles.…

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James Manning House B&B - Bethany, PA
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James Manning House B&B - Bethany, PA
Accommodation | Bed and Breakfast
Spend a night at the cozy, 197 year old James Manning House B&B located near Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Guests are welcome to enjoy meals in the dining room, challenge new friends to a game in the gathering room, and relax by the gas-fired stove in the living room.

For one-hundred and ninety-six years people have laughed, lived and loved in our inn’s house. Our guests say they feel so comfortable, that it’s just like home, except they don’t have to do any work. I guess what makes us unique is in the way we…

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1 Shawnee Mountain Ski Area - East Stroudsburg, PA
2 McDade Trail - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
3 White Lightning Snowtubing Park - East Stroudsburg, PA
4 Winter Ecology Hike, Pocono Environmental Education Center
5 Mountain Creek: NJ's #1 4 Season Resort - Vernon, NJ
6 Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market - Sparta, NJ
7 Wednesday Walkers
8 Fiddler's Elbow - Bedminster Township, NJ
9 Woodsedge Tree Farm - Belvidere, NJ
10 Triple Creek Farm and Nursery - Columbia, NJ
11 Victorian Christmas Celebration - Millbrook Village
12 Eagle Watch Bus Tour - Lackawaxen, PA
13 James Manning House B&B - Bethany, PA