Top 4 Ideas for Long Weekend Getaways in Pennsylvania


Cross Country SkiSince the holidays are almost here, there will be plenty of long weekend getaways in your future. What better way to celebrate those long weekend getaways than with a trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. We at Ledges Hotel love helping our guest who come out for long weekend getaways find fun things to fill their time with here. Over time, we have come up with a few ideas that are just perfect for this length of time. Here are our top 4 ideas for activities for long weekend getaways when you come to the Pocono Mountains.

1.   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

If you love a bit of history, done with a fun and modern twist, as well as stunning scenery, then a trip to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts should be on your list. Located just over the border in Bethel, NY, this is a fun place to attend events as well as view their amazing museum. They have events going on all the time, especially on weekends. These events can be anything from specific types of festivals, like a beer festival, to a concert or play. The museum too is out of this world. It is a tribute to the Woodstock Festival that was held here in the 1960’s. Their museum has a main exhibit about Woodstock and the 60’s as well as other rotating exhibits.

2.    Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain

There is nothing like planning a ski trip for one of your long weekend getaways. Close to us at Ledges Hotel is Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain. They have fantastic rates for rentals, lift tickets, and more. Think you might need a little help getting back on the slopes? Take a quick refresher class from one of the instructors. They also offer night skiing too! Want to relax and slide? Check out their tube rentals. Before you go, be sure to check out their live cam feed of the slopes and fill out all of their paperwork so you can get going quicker.

3.    Delaware Water Gap

This area is always a top recommendation for our guests who plan long weekend getaways here in the Pocono Mountains. In the warmer months or just times when there isn’t snow on the ground, the Delaware Water Gap is a perfect place to go hiking and biking as there are so many trails for you to choose from that vary not only in length but difficulty. Their site is fantastic and shows you the trail and what you should expect to see while you are on it. In the winter months, many of the trails at Delaware Water Gap are perfect for cross country skiing. One in particular we like is the McDade Trail. It is about 30 miles and extends to most of the park. If you do plan on doing this activity, be sure to arrange rentals beforehand.

4.   Driving on Route 6

Here in Pennsylvania, Route 6 extends across most of the state and is filled with fun things to see and do. For those of you who love to drive and just meander along, this plan for one of your long weekend getaways is perfect. Some of the trails along Route 6 are the Artisan Trail, the Railroad Trail, Heritage and History Trail, and, of course, a Shopping Trail. We recommend that you plan out a general route before you go so you can see and do everything that you want.

As you can see, it’s easy to find amazing things to do and see right here in the Pocono Mountains. This is why so many people choose to come here for a long weekend getaway. When you do come, we hope that you will consider staying with us at Ledges Hotel. Our historic hotel is full of charm and impeccable service. We have many accommodation types for you to choose from, from our smaller rooms which are perfect for those who just need a place to crash, to our 2 bedrooms suites which are great for those who love space. We also recommend that you spend one evening with us at our in-house restaurant, Glass. We have a fantastic menu with small plates that love to be shared and a full bar serving classic drinks and many local products. Contact us today and book one of your long weekend getaways here in the Pocono Mountains!

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