By: Rachel Camaerei
Looking for a safe and fun road trip close to home? Check out these exclusive Pocono Mountains events! Whether on a raft or in your car, experience these summer happenings from the comfort of your own space.
From outdoor entertainment to drive-in movies, our businesses have innovated ways for you to visit. Of course, you should check directly with them to confirm their operations and procedures. Read on for five events you can experience today!
Family Drive-In Movie and Dinner
Date: Wednesdays and Thursdays through August 27, 2020
Time: Movie begins at 8:30 p.m.
desaki and the Sherman Theater have teamed up to bring you a summer drive-in movie series! Enjoy dinner and a movie from the comfort of your car; a $30 dinner voucher is included in admission. Meals are brought out to your vehicle to enjoy during the film. Part of the proceeds benefit local non-profits. Check out the video below for a sneak peak of what to expect!
Ice Cream Express
Date: Fridays, July 31 through September 4, 2020
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25/adult (ages 13+); $15/junior (ages 3-12); free for children 2 and under (lap seat)
Take a two-hour round-trip train ride with a sweet treat stop. Board the train for a scenic ride from Honesdale to Hawley. In Hawley, you’ll break to stretch your legs and eat an ice cream sundae. As the sun sets on the Lackawaxen River, board the train for a relaxing ride back to Honesdale.
Date: Saturdays and Sundays through August 30, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Experience live music from your boat on Lake Wallenpaupack! On weekends throughout the summer, you can get some fresh air and sun on the Big Lake. Grab takeout food and adult beverages from The Dock before setting sail. Be sure to check with Silver Birches for an update since this event is weather dependent.
Time: 7 p.m.
Follow the setting sun on a nighttime adventure like no other. Explore the Lehigh River on an afterhours whitewater rafting trip! Let the moonlight, stars, fireflies and glowsticks light your path while travelling eight miles with an on-raft guide. When you return to base, warm up by the bonfire with some marshmallows and a glass of wine. Private trips for groups of 10 or more can be accommodated during the week.
Tuesdays on the Terrace – Live Jazz and Casual Dining
Date: Tuesdays through August 25, 2020
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Call to book your table
Treat yourself to an outdoor dining experience coupled with a live jazz performance. The Terrace not only features incredible food and music but offers breathtaking views that stretch for 30+ miles. Reservations are required and tables are limited, so call today to save your spot. Watch the video below to get an inside look at the experience!
Discover more activities and events happening in the Poconos. Explore the 2,400-square-mile region to find restaurants to enjoy outdoor dining and places to stay. And when you’re ready to book your vacation, you can do so directly on our website!
Rachel is the Communications Manager for the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. As a native to the Poconos, Rachel works to rediscover the beautiful place she calls home. Blogging for the bureau since 2017, she’s able to pursue her passions for writing, learning and traveling. When she’s not sharing her stories, this Penn State alum enjoys hiking, yoga and photography.