By: Emily Whalen
The Pocono Mountains is the place to be for quality bonding time. From frolicking in the snow to splashing in the pool, a family vacation filled with lasting memories awaits!
Indulge in snow adventures, sweet treats, and activities for everyone at our family resorts as you discover the beauty of the Pocono Mountains this winter. Keep reading to find insider tips to maximize the family fun of your getaway.
- Snow Activities
- Winter Treats
Break out your warmest coats and best winter boots for an avalanche of snow activities! Whether you prefer gliding down the slopes or riding through the trails, you and your family are guaranteed to love winter outdoor adventure in the Pocono Mountains.
Skiing and snow tubing are popular pastimes when visiting the area. Weather permitting, try snowshoeing and snowmobiling over the snow-covered landscape too. Ready to kick the adrenaline up a notch? Book a winter tour on an all-terrain vehicle.
Insider Tip: Guests staying at Pocono Mountain Villas and Woodloch Resort can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities on-site.
Savor the winter season like never before with Pocono Mountains’ events. The region takes advantage of the cooler temperatures and transforms the elements into fun for the whole family!
Bundle up for Wally Ice Fest in February or join the festivities at Shawnee Mountain, from Costume Carnival Day to Bigfoot Showshoe Race Day. Visitors to WinterFest in Downtown Stroudsburg can take an ice safari to view animal ice sculptures in front of local businesses.
Insider Tip: Pocono Organics will have food, games, alpacas, and more at their first annual Winter Wonderland Festival in January. Still hungry? Sample seasonal local fare select weekends at The Main Street Farmers’ Market at The Cooperage.
All that excitement and energy can sure work up an appetite. Gather round the table and refuel at one of the region’s restaurants. Stop by a deli café to warm up with hot sandwiches and hot chocolate or enjoy a meal at a family restaurant.
Looking for something sweet? Visit a Pocono Mountains bakery and treat yourselves to yummy desserts and pastries.
Insider Tip: Resort restaurants like B-Lux Grill & Bar and Graffiti Pizza offer delicious fare in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Take the family back in time to discover the antiquity and arts of the Pocono Mountains at one of our historical attractions and museums. Explore downtown gems and take in the beauty that has brought visitors to this area for generations.
Historical societies live and breathe the rich culture of the region at places like the Columns Museum. Visit the Dorflinger Glass Museum and see the nation’s largest public display of Dorflinger crystal.
Insider Tip: For a truly immersive experience, dig deeper into the past by staying at historic resorts like Skytop Lodge and The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.
Enjoy the winter from indoors where the weather is always 84 degrees. Whether you’re looking for excitement or relaxation, Pocono Mountains’ waterparks provide both for all members of the family.
Water slides, wave pools, and aquatic children’s obstacles are just a few attractions your family will discover. Let the indoor adventures begin!
Insider Tip: Book a stay at Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions or Split Rock Resort & Golf Club to experience waterpark fun free with your trip!
Discover Pocono family resorts with activities, entertainment, and dining all under one roof! Find ways to save on accommodations with family packages too. Looking to plan a family reunion in the Pocono Mountains? Tell us what you’re looking for with a request for proposal, and we’ll assist you with your event planning needs!
Don’t forget to check out all our winter activities and trip ideas as well. You can also stay up-to-date with area snow conditions with the latest reports this winter in the Pocono Mountains. (PoconoMountains.com)
Emily Whalen is the Communications Manager for the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. A small town coffee shop connoisseur and lifelong lover of the mountains, she is excited to share tips to help visitors make the most of their stay in the Poconos.