Article written by Gear Up 4 Nature
In the northeastern side of Pennsylvania, lies the beautiful stretch of Pocono Mountains. This place is known for the seemingly never-ending mountain ranges that go through thousands of square miles. The whole region is filled with lush forests, placid lakes, majestic waterfalls and rivers. It is a perfect place for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers.
Resorts and travel groups in Poconos offer several outdoor activities all year round. You can enjoy morning runs and hikes through paved trails, or you can rent canoes or kayaks to paddle through clear, placid lakes. There are also golf resorts, racetracks and casinos in the area. In winter, the whole region becomes a winter wonderland with hundreds of slopes for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing.
The best way to get to Poconos Pennsylvania is by car. From New York and Philadelphia, in good traffic, you can reach Poconos in more or less two hours. From Washington DC, it’s about 4-5hours drive through interstate highways. Bus options are also available and several travel agencies on nearby cities offer vacation packages together with bus lines. Alternatively, you can fly to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania. You can also charter smaller private planes to regional airports.
Golf and Family Vacations at Woodloch
There are several exclusive resorts in Poconos that has golf courses, and among the biggest is at Woodloch. Their golf course has par-72 golf course with 18-hole across over 6000 yards of lush green meadows and wetlands. Apart from that, this four seasons resort is located beside the scenic Lake Teedyuskung and the place is filled with outdoor facilities for families and groups, which include their archery range, go-cart track, hiking trails and their exclusive spa. By winter, the whole place becomes a winter wonderland for skiing, skating and snowboarding.