Hotel at a Glance: The Frogtown Inn
The Frogtown Inn's farmhouse façade fits in seamlessly with the quaint countryside of Canadensis, a small town in a valley of the Poconos. The inn's guest rooms hark back to the 1800s with vintage-inspired wallpaper and furnishings, yet offer convenient modern amenities, such as free WiFi and cable.
- Outdoor pursuits: The inn is 2 miles from Buck Hills Falls, where you can explore the upper and lower falls or tee off at a 27-hole golf course.
- Fine dining: The onsite 6 Acres Restaurant, open Thursday through Monday, offers a casual atmosphere to enjoy crusted barramundi and a glass of wine.
- Have a drink: Curl up by the wood-burning fire at the onsite saloon, which serves up draught beers and filet burgers.
- Let loose at Mount Airy Casino's 72 tables or on the Mountain Coaster, aerial obstacle courses, and Zip-Flyers at CBK Mountain Adventures.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Hiking, Trout Fishing, and Quaint, Historical Towns
The Poconos region of northeastern Pennsylvania accounts for some 2,400 square miles of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and forests. The area has been a popular vacation destination ever since Pennsylvania Quakers opened a hotel here on the Delaware River in 1829. Today, the Poconos draw nearly 24 million annual visitors, thanks to year-round recreational opportunities and stunning natural scenery.
Visitors can explore the region’s lakes and wooded hills. For spectacular hikes, check out Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where you can trek to dramatic waterfalls or follow a 27-mile section of the historic Appalachian Trail. Throughout the region are dozens of lakes and streams filled with bass and trout. Lake Wallenpaupack, located 30 miles east of Scranton, is one of the best fishing spots in the state.
There are diversions outside of hiking and fishing, too. A handful of quaint little towns full of antique shops and galleries nestle in the mountains. You'll find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions tucked away on country roads, including the late 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion, which is open for tours, in the borough of Jim Thorpe.