Every winter, the Pocono Mountains transform into a snow-covered paradise. The region sees over 50 inches of annual snowfall, which creates the ideal environment for snowshoeing, skiing, and other winter activities. If you’re looking for a guide to plan Poconos winter getaways, we can help. Discover some of the fun cold-weather activities that you can enjoy, as well as the best winter festival in the area.
Enjoy Winter Sports
Cross-Country Ski in Promised Land State Park
Once the snow blankets the ground, it’s time to enjoy winter sports in the Poconos! Consider going on a cross-country or snowshoeing excursion. Promised Land State Park features some excellent trails. In total, there are about 50 miles of trails from which to choose. When you’re in the park, head to the Bruce Lake Natural Area and Conservation Island, which has the best selection of trails. Plus, you can rent snowshoes from the park office. Simply bring your photo ID and, as long as there are at least six inches of snow on the ground, you’re good to go! Rentals are available from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ski Big Bear
If you’re planning a ski trip to the Poconos, then you’ll want to visit Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain. They offer a variety of lessons and ski packages that are ideal for your whole family. They also have fantastic cross-country ski trails and tube rentals available.
Visit Skytop Lodge Adventure Center
If you’re traveling with a group and are searching for a variety of activities, the Skytop Lodge Adventure Center is perfect for you! They offer ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing. You can easily spend a full day exploring the 5,500 acres of fun!
Attend Hawley Winterfest
The famous Hawley Winterfest should not be missed! This amazing annual town-wide festival features fun cold-weather events, like horse and carriage rides, a yearly concert from The Virgin Consort, and holiday artisan fairs. The 2018 Hawley Winterfest will take place on the weekend of December 8. Ledges Hotel and some of our sister properties also participate in Hawley Winterfest. On Saturday, guests can come to Glass – wine. bar. kitchen. for our Winterfest Rockin’ Christmas event! Pair a delicious seasonal dinner with live music from John Curtin. You can also enjoy a Christmas Campfire both days at Silver Birches Resort, with s’mores, hot chocolate, and live music. In the morning on the 8th and 9th, head to The Settlers Inn for a delicious brunch!
If you’re planning on attending, check out our Winterfest Weekend Lodging Special. It includes a two-night stay in the accommodation of your choice, a $50 dining voucher for our onsite restaurant, Glass, or The Settlers Inn, two tickets to the Virgin Consort at Queen of Peace Church, two tickets to the Holiday House Tour on Saturday, and a continental breakfast each morning.
Stay at Ledges Hotel During Your Poconos Winter Getaway
The best thing to do in the Poconos in the winter (or any time of year) is to book a stay at Ledges Hotel! We offer comfortable accommodations in a gorgeous setting that is even more beautiful during the snowy months. That’s why the first step to planning Poconos winter getaways is booking a room at Ledges Hotel.
Take a look at our Winter Comfort Midweek Getaway special! It includes a Sunday, Wednesday, or Thursday-night stay in the best-available Contemporary Room, a $75 dining voucher for Glass, and a $25 breakfast voucher for The Settlers Inn. Book this package and take some time for yourself this winter!
Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.