Meet the Poconos

In the northeast corner of Pennsylvania we find the so-called honeymoon capital of the country. The newlyweds flock to the capital to spend some dreamy days. The Poconos has actually been a summer destination since the 1800s and tourists have always enjoyed the unspoiled wilderness of the Delaware Water Gap and the 150 lakes that dot the four counties.

If you want to visit the area and do different activities, remember that the Poconos is perfect for hiking, either on foot or by bike. Nor should you forget the rafting down the Delaware River. The four counties that make up the Poconos sit along the border of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

It’s easy to get there from New York , and in three hours you’ll be in a completely different destination. The region extends over some 2,400 square kilometers. The extreme north is the most rustic. The heart of the Poconos, between Milford and Stroudsburg, is the Delaware River which is the main attraction. In the far south, ski resorts and old mining towns dot the hills.

One such mining town called Jim Thorpe , originally Mauch Chunk, was named after the Olympian and soccer player. Throughout the area you can find different companies that will rent you from kayaks to bicycles so you can enjoy your relaxing days in the Poconos. You can also enjoy long days of fishing and the eight impressive waterfalls called Bushkill Falls where miniature golf courses are also located.