Top Reasons to Stay at Split Rock Resort
- Located on the shores of Lake Harmony in the Pocono Mountains, Split Rock Resort is a family-friendly hotel with several attractions, including a movie theater and a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley.
- At the indoor water park, you can zip down a four-story water slide, surf on the FlowRider, or relax in the hot tubs. One of this Getaway’s options includes passes for two.
- You can relax in a Galleria two-bedroom suite or Willowbrook one-bedroom suite, both of which are equipped with full kitchens.
- Split Rock has several dining options. Savor hand-cut steaks at the Split Rock Grill or treat yourself to a sundae at the old-fashioned ice-cream parlor.
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.