If you have ever considered coming to the Pocono Mountains for a visit, then we at Ledges Hotel are sure that you have done some research into what kinds of fun you can have while you are here. There are things to do outside as well as fun museums and amazing restaurants to try out. One place that you should always look into, especially if you are a music lover, is Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Located just over the border in Bethel, NY, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts always has something amazing going on. Besides their stellar concerts, here are three other aspects of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts that you should consider when taking a trip there.
While we know that the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts hosts great performers, you should also know that they also host fantastic festivals. For the rest of summer and into fall and Christmas, here are the festivals that they have planned. Starting August 30th through September 27th, every Sunday they have their Harvest Festival. This is a time for local farmers and artisans to get together and show off what they have for customers. There are wonderful activities for kids and make the day an overall fun experience. Next on September 12th the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will host the Live Well, Be Well Festival. This festival is centered around yoga and well-being. Enjoy a day learning all about different types of yoga, getting classes from master yogis and listening to great music by DJ HyFi. October is home for the Wine Festival on the 3rd and the Craft Beer Festival on the 10th. The Wine Festival will have over 20 vendors ready to give you samples of their products. Enjoy food from food trucks as well as cheese and craft vendors. The Craft Beer Festival will not only feature beer but bands and food as well. Each of these festivals will be a great time. End your year at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts’ Holiday Market on December 5th and 6th. You will get to shop for friends and loved ones from an array of local vendors and this is the perfect way to shop locally for the holidays.
Another way to enjoy a day at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is to check out their many education opportunities. While they enjoy hosting festivals and concerts, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts believes that education is supremely important to not only adults but especially children. Without education and appreciation, the arts will not continue. They also believe that through arts and history that others will then be inspired to create something of their own. Be sure to check out what kind of educational opportunities that they will have when you visit the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
The last aspect of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts that you must check out any time you go is their museum. It is filled with not only history but presented in a way that not only will you retain a lot of information but it is so interesting. You can’t tell by the beautiful but bland building that inside a treasure trove of information is waiting for you. History lovers of all ages will love their exhibits.
As you can see, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a home of not only great concerts but the core of arts and the appreciation for it. When you decide to come to the Pocono Mountains and visit the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, we hope that you will stay with us at Ledges Hotel. Our beautiful and historic hotel is housed in an old glass factory and you will be able to see aspects of our history throughout the hotel. Each of our rooms is equipped with not only modern amenities but also those that are designed to be eco-friendly. While you are here with us, be sure to book a table at our in-house restaurant Glass where you can feast on shared plates of delicious food. Contact us today and book a room for your next trip to the Pocono Mountains.
Photo by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts