Tough Mudder Poconos is coming up quickly! It’s time to plan your trip the weekend of July 17th and 18th and stick around to explore the area after participating in the Tough Mudder. Here are some fun things to do:
1. The Old Jail Museum
Wander the Old Jail’s cold hallways and peek into Cell 17 to get a glimpse of the Mysterious Handprint on the Wall. Stand under the gallows on which seven of the accused Molly Maguires were put to death and creep into the eerie dungeon. Read more here.
2. Ride the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Relax and ride comfortably in the vintage coaches built as early as 1917 pulled by diesel engines. The narrated round-trip follows the majestic Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs, mountain scenery, and wildlife surround the train along the forested route to Old Penn Haven. Book your ride here.
3. Live performances at Penn’s Peak
Penn’s Peak, a beautiful mountaintop entertainment venue located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers. Enjoy a spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, concert bar/concession area and a full service restaurant and bar aptly named Roadies. Find the performances here.
4. Mountain Bike along the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail
Bike on the Lehigh Gorge Trail which follows 26 miles of the D&L Trail, the foundation of the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, within the park. Wide tires are recommended. Bicycle rentals and shuttle service are available throughout the area. The trail is shared by hikers, bikers, and other users. Read more here.
5. Whitewater Raft, Canoe, or Kayak
Make your way over to the Delaware River, and set out on a canoeing or kayaking excursion. Grab a canoe, kayak, tube or raft rental from Adventure Sports or Edge of the Woods Outfitters. Whether you’re looking to float for a few hours or are up for an all-day quest, they can accommodate your trip with reservations.
6. Hike Through Lehigh Gorge State Park
The 6,107 acres of park land follow the Lehigh River from Francis E. Walter Dam in the north to Jim Thorpe in the south. The Lehigh Gorge Trail follows more than 20 miles of the D&L Trail, the foundation of the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. The abandoned railroad grade along the river provides opportunities for hiking, bicycling, sightseeing, and photography. The trail is closed to motor vehicles. Read more here.
7. Wine Tasting
Slow down and enjoy the finer things in life. It’s time for some wine tasting! Experience hand-crafted flavors and vintages that are exclusive to the Pocono Mountains. Check out: Blue Ridge Winery, Sorrenti Family Estate Winery, or Mountain View Vineyard Winery.
8. Adventure Courses
9. Mount Airy Casino Resort
Book your stay today and experience everything the boutique mountain resort in Pennsylvania has to offer. In the Casino, enjoy some of the hottest slots and popular table games. Indulge your taste buds at one of the incredible dining outlets, unwind with a treatment at the professional spa or relax in one of the spacious guest rooms each with décor and color schemes reminiscent of the Pocono Mountains. Plan your visit here.
10. Whiskey Tasting with Yukon Jack
Check out these restaurants on Saturday the 17th to enjoy the Yukon Jack promo:
- Boulder View Tavern – 123 Lake Harmony Rd, Lake Harmony PA 18634 – Hours: 12pm – 10pm
- Nicks Lakehouse – 110 Lakeshore Dr, Lake Harmony PA 18624 – Hours: 11:30am – 10pm
- Shenanigans – 286 Lake Harmony Rd, Lake Harmony PA 18624 – Hours: 12pm – 11pm
- Murphys Hideaway – 710 HWY 940, Pocono Lake PA 18347 – Hours: 11:30am – 11:30pm
- Murphys Loft – 5102 RT 115, Blakslee PA 18610 – Hours: 11am – 10pm