While many visitors associate the Poconos primarily with wedding season, which spans from June to September, the Mountains only become more beautiful as the temperature drops. Settled in the heart of the Poconos, Delaware Water Gap, PA sees an average snowfall of around 42 inches annually, making it one of America’s last Winter Wonderlands. True to form, the Mountains are well-known for holiday fun. In this guide, we’ll let you in on the best opportunities for cold-weather activities in the Pocono Mountains.
Our Picks For Winter Fun Near Delaware Water Gap, PA
1. Down hill Skiing
Of course, skiing had to make our list. And with so many alpine resorts in the Poconos, we decided to put it right at the top. Unlike skiing out west, or the icy climes of New England, Pennsylvania’s ski mountains are best for families, skiiers looking for a little challenge, but not too much. Here’s our favorite:
- With a vertical of 800 feet and 34 trails (all of which are lit for night skiing!), Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville is the Poconos largest ski resort. Better yet, Camelback offers year-round fun, including the area’s only mountain roller coaster! Learn more about Camelback on their website here.
Wolf Hollow at the Water Gap Country Club offers Stay & Ski Vacation Packages that include lift tickets and accommodations! Click here to learn more.
2. Sleigh Rides
Now here’s something you can’t do every day. Over in Mount Pocono, PA, our friends at Paradise Riding Stable lead visitors over snow-covered trails in real old-fashioned horse drawn sleighs. Throw in a fleece blanket and you’ve got a perfect holiday memory for years to come!
Find more information on the stable on their website.
3. Snow Tubing
Most of the ski resorts in the Poconos offer some form of tubing. It’s a great way for kids, and adults who lack technique, to enjoy downhill action, too.
4. Enjoy Hot Chocolate In The Lodge
Of course, there’s no better way to enjoy a snowy winter’s day than with a piping hot mug of cocoa beside a roaring fire!
Wolf Hollow at the Water Gap Country Club’s lodge is the ideal spot if you want to enjoy winter in true style! With 5 unique dining options and stunning accommodations, make Wolf Hollow your base camp for the holiday season.
To learn more, call (570) 476-4653 or fill out our contact form here.