The Pocono Mountains – Northeast PA

Experience The Pocono Lifestyle in Northeast PANortheast PA

Welcome to the Poconos, the perfect place of being. Made by nature, enjoyed by you.

The Pocono Mountains of Northeast PA offer the ideal balance of nature and convenience. Located just an hour and a half from New York City and Philadelphia, and within driving distance of Boston and Washington, D.C., this area has long been a haven for those who live, work and play here.

Here are key reasons why people love to visit — and come to stay in Northeast PA:

Environmental Purity: Almost 200 miles of clear, pollution-free rivers are streams and lakes attest to the high level of environmental purity preserved here in Northeast PA in the absence of major industry. With farming limited to the Pocono Mountains’ valleys, most of the land remains lushly wooded. Unlike much of Pennsylvania, now given over to industry and urban sprawl, these Northeast PA mountains have retained a near-pristine natural character. In contrast to the resource-driven metros of Scranton, Pittsburgh and Bethlehem, the Poconos’ small, country towns like Stroudsburg, Milford and Hawley embrace an authentic, slower paced way of life closely attuned to nature’s heartbeat.

Natural Retreat: Simply put, nature reigns here. Waking to the spectacular beauty of the Pocono Mountains of Northeast PA, one discovers a treasure trove of natural wonders, including Bushkill Falls, the Delaware Water Gap, the region’s seven state and two national parks, and Lake Wallenpaupack, the largest lake in Northeast Pennsylvania. Little wonder that many vacationers who come to visit, decide to permanently reside here. The Pocono Mountains has attracted a growing community of artisans, entertainers and artists whose creative work is inspired by the region’s natural splendor.

Convenient Access: The Pocono Mountains offer convenient connectivity via major highway systems to larger, urban centers. Interstate-80 connects the southern Pocono Mountains to New York City and New Jersey; Interstate-84 connects the northern Pocono Mountains and the Lake Region to the Hudson River Valley and New England; the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike allows easy access from Philadelphia.

Nature’s Playground. Since the late 1800s, the Pocono Mountains of Northeast PA  have been a popular year-round recreation destination. These wooded hills, valleys and sparkling lakes offer visitors and residents alike myriad opportunities to play and interact with nature, such as fishing, hunting, skiing, boarding, and more than 35 golf courses. The preservation of vast tracts of land spurred the creation of 261 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails. Water parks also provide families with fun, refreshing escape from the summer heat.