Hotel at a Glance: Pocono Palace Resort
Located in a secluded part of Pennsylvania’s pine-fringed Pocono Mountains, the Pocono Palace Resort specializes in adults-only getaways filled with year-round on-site activities. These may include everything from hiking and biking to varied recreation at Pocono Palace’s two nearby sister resorts, Paradise Stream Resort and Cove Haven Resort, where you can play billiards and miniature golf.
- Where you’ll stay: Guests will stay in the romantic Fairway or Fantasy Apple suites.
- Nature trails allow bicyclists and hikers to take in the woodlands, waterfalls, and waterways of the Pocono Mountains region when the weather is warm.
- Nearby attractions: The resort is within an hour’s drive of casinos such as Mount Airy and Mohegan Sun Pocono. Closer to the resort, several local businesses offer discounts to all-inclusive guests; ask the concierge for more details.
- Optional all-inclusive perks include unlimited breakfast and dinner, nightly entertainment, and full access to Pocono Palace’s sister resorts.
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.
The warmer months are a great time to 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.