A Pocono mountain resort is the ideal location for you and your family to stay once the summer months arrive. The Poconos are a mountainous region thriving with an array of animals, plants, and some of the most spectacular scenery. These mountain resorts are in the midst of all this serenity.
The Pocono Mountains offer many scenic recreational trails for both hiking and biking. This is a great opportunity for inexpensive and healthy fun for the active family. Many of these trails are enjoyed by photographers and birdwatchers.
Clear Creek State Park
Clear Creek State Park has many trails available for both the hiker and biker, such as the Beartown Rocks Trail. This trail is for the courageous hiker who wishes to increase their chances of viewing a bear. There are more than 25 miles of trails from which to choose.
Clear Creek has a campground located right where Clear Creek and the Clarion River meet. From the campground, you may wish to canoe downstream in the Clarion River to the park office. Be sure to pick up a map while you're there.
Thunder Swamp Trail System
With more than 45 miles of trails, the Thunder Swamp Trail System (Route 402 in Pike County) crosses over many valleys, crests and brooks. The main trail is 28 miles and is a State Forest Hiking Trail. The winding trails offer panoramic views of the Pocono Mountains while experiencing rich wildlife and wetlands.
Pocono Whitewater Hiking Adventures
If you're healthy and able to travel at a moderate pace, you may want to check out Pocono Whitewater Hiking Adventures, where you can hike in a group with experts. With more than 20 years of experience under its belt, you can be sure your Pocono Whitewater Hiking Adventures guided tour will be both scenic and enjoyable. As you pass by rivers and streams, waterfalls and spectacular mountain views, keep an eye out for wildlife at every turn.
There are four different trails from which to choose throughout the Lehigh Gorge State Park area. This park is located in Jim Thorpe, which is not too far from your Poconos resort. You may want to call ahead to reserve space for you and your family. Call (570) 325-3654 for additional information.
Lehigh Gorge Mountain Bike Trail
Some of the preferred mountain biking trails, covering up to 25 miles of the Poconos' most fantastic wilderness countryside, are near the Lehigh River. The Lehigh Gorge Trail, winds through Lehigh Gorge State Park and is a popular destination for biking and hiking trails. You will enjoy your bike ride on this nine-mile downward trail overlooking the roaring rapids below.
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