Five Winter Activities in the Pocono Mountains

Five winter activities

If you are considering visiting the Pocono Mountains during winter, here are some activities to ensure you won’t get cabin fever. Our Pocono Pines Lake House is a beautiful place to host a weekend getaway with friends, or a whole family trip!


Whether you choose to ski or snowboard, the Pocono pines have you covered. We have seven ski resorts located near our property including Jack Frost (18 minutes), Camelback Mountains Resort (20 minutes), Shawnee Mountain (40 minutes), Blue Mountain Ski Resort (50 minutes), Ski Big Bear (80 minute), and Mountain Creek (90 minutes). Skiing and Snowboarding are the perfect way to get outside and exercise while enjoying nature and having fun! 

Snow Tubing

If skiing and snowboarding seem a bit too challenging, snow tubing is perfect for beginners with no practice necessary. Sit back and relax as the lift pulls you up to the top of the mountains and enjoy the ride down the mountain. This outdoor activity is a great way to get outside and enjoy some family fun for all ages. It is a fantastic way to get outside and enjoy the winter weather with family and friends. Many snow tubing parks have multiple lanes, so riders can race each other down the hill.

Sleigh Rides

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are a charming way to experience the winter scenery of the Poconos. Some resorts and stables offer sleigh rides, such as the Pocono Manor Resort and Spa and Happy Trails Stable. Sleigh rides are a fun and family-friendly activity, as they appeal to all ages. Children and adults alike enjoy the novelty of the experience and the chance to interact with the horses. Overall, the appeal of a horse-drawn sleigh ride is its unique combination of nostalgia, winter scenery, family-friendliness, and relaxation.


Snowshoeing is a unique way to explore the Pocono Mountains during winter. It provides an opportunity to take in the beautiful snowy landscape while enjoying the fresh mountain air. Resorts like Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and Pocono Environmental Education Center provide snowshoeing tours. Snowshoes are designed to distribute weight evenly across the surface of the snow, making it easier to walk on deep snow. Snowshoeing is an excellent way to enjoy the winter season and explore the beauty of the Pocono Mountains.

Indoor Waterparks

The Pocono Mountains are also home to several indoor waterparks, such as Kalahari Resorts and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. These waterparks offer a fun way to escape the winter chill and enjoy some indoor aquatic fun. If the outdoors is a bit too chilly for you, consider visiting an indoor water park.


The Pocono Mountains are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities and family-friendly attractions during their stay. The Poconos are widely acclaimed for their beautiful scenery with mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers. It’s the perfect vacation destination that offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a little bit of both.

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