How to Plan the Most Relaxing Weekend Getaways from New York City

weekend getaways from New York CityWhen you live in a city like New York, you know you have everything at your fingertips. Some even say that the world ends at the Hudson River. For those of us who live outside of New York City, we can assure you, there is much more to this great area. When the hustle and bustle of the city get to you, the best place to go is the mountains. Luckily for you, the Pocono Mountains are just a short 2-hour drive away. We at Ledges Hotel love having guests from all over come and visit us to see what life is like in the mountains and can show how much a trip into nature can do wonders for your life. Let us show you how much fun weekend getaways from New York City to the Pocono Mountains can be.

Outdoor Weekend Getaways from New York City

When you think about weekend getaways from New York City to the Pocono Mountains, you think about spending almost all of your time outdoors on the trails. There are so many wonderful trails to explore that choosing one could be hard. In any season our trails are stunning but there is one that we highly recommend that comes from sister property Settlers Inn owners, Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger, the Waterfall Tour. Be sure to have a look at the route and all of the wonderful things you can see while you are out. Another wonderful place to explore when you are on your weekend getaways from New York City to the Pocono Mountains is the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary. It is dedicated to the preservation of the woodlands and all of the creatures who inhabit it. The wildlife sanctuary is about 600 acres and can be enjoyed throughout the year. In the summer months they offer a wonderful outdoor concert series and in the winter, you can still enjoy the trails via cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Indoor Weekend Getaways from New York City

While there are so many ways to enjoy outdoor weekend getaways from New York City to the Pocono Mountains, there are also plenty of things to do indoors as well. One of our top suggestions is to go shopping at our nearby Hawley Silk Mill. There are some eateries, a fantastic coffee shop, stories, and our Mill Market. It has everything you could need not only for a picnic while on our trails but you will also be able to find some yummy treats to take back home with you.

Exploring Nearby Towns for Your Weekend Getaways from New York City

Near us are some superb towns filled with history and beauty that also are fun to explore. There are two that we want to highlight. The first being Fort Delaware in Narrowsburg, New York. Just across the river, this authentic museum shows what life was like here in 1754. They also include interesting demonstrations, tours, and so much more. Close to us is Canal Park and Lock 31. This includes the Daniels Farmhouse from the 1820s which are always fun to learn about. Be sure to check out the park, learn more about the canal and the families that inhabited the area at that time.

As you can see, there are so many interesting ways to enjoy weekend getaways from New York City to the Pocono Mountains. One of the best parts about our area is the views and no one has better views than the ones you see from our decks at Ledges Hotel. When you do decide to come to the Pocono Mountains, consider being a part of history and staying with us. Our modern hotel has been renovated from an old glass factory and you can still see bits of its past in our building and rooms. We have many accommodation types for travelers from budget sized rooms to 2 bedroom suites. One thing they all have in common is our eco-initiatives and our partnership with Green Lodging Program to give back to our area. Contact us today and plan a trip to the mountains.

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