Now that the weather is thinking about getting warmer, we all love to go on a little adventure on our weekends off. For us at Ledges Hotel, we think that weekend getaways in PA are best spent here with us in the Pocono Mountains. Our area is a quiet retreat for those who are looking to reconnect with nature and just have some simple fun. There are so many things to do while planning your weekend getaways in PA that we wanted to help with some of our top suggestions for you to maximize your fun in just a short time.
At the top of our list each and every time for those planning weekend getaways in PA is to head outdoors. There is no better way to get to know our area than to explore it. Here in Pike County in the Pocono Mountains we have so many trails to discover and spend time on. Each trail has something unique to offer you but the one thing they have in common is their beauty. In spring, the trails are lined with some of the most beautiful wild flowers you have ever seen. One of the most common flowers that you will see while on a hike is mountain laurels. These flowers wash our trails and mountainsides in a spray of pink and white and are so pleasant to look at no wonder we chose it for our state flower. Be sure to look at a description of the trails while planning your weekend getaways in PA so you will know if you will see flowers or perhaps a stream and a waterfall while on your hike.
When the weather gets warm, another fantastic idea for those planning weekend getaways in PA is to hit the lake, Lake Wallenpaupack to be exact. This man-made lake is a popular haven for water lovers and with it’s 5,700 acres and 52 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of room for everyone. You can fish or enjoy water sports or boating while on Lake Wallenpaupack and you can either bring your own boat or feel free to rent one as well, there are a few companies on Lake Wallenpaupack that offer many different types of boats and equipment. Also, be on the lookout for Wally Lake Fest in the summers. This fantastic festival is filled with fun, music, and of course, spending as much time as you can on the lake. There is paddle boarding, kayaking, and more all at Wally Lake Fest.
Speaking of events, when planning your weekend getaways in PA, be sure to check local calendars for special events happening that weekend. When the weather warms up here in the Pocono Mountains, we locals love celebrating it in any way that we can. We at Ledges Hotel, and at our sister property The Settlers Inn, love having locals and guests come at eat dinner at our in-house restaurants, and then linger for the evening and listen to music. At each different property we will have musical guests that will keep you entertained for hours.
Fun weekend getaways in PA are some of the reasons why the summers here in the Pocono Mountains are so memorable. When deciding on where to go during your weekend getaways in PA, consider staying with us at Ledges Hotel. Our beautiful mix of historic glass factory and modern decor translates to not only something interesting to look at but modern luxuries in our rooms as well. After a day exploring the Pocono Mountains, be sure to come back and enjoy a drink and dinner on our decks overlooking the gorge. This view is popular with guests and locals and it’s easy to see why. Contact our wonderful staff today and let us help you plan the first of many weekend getaways in PA this year.
Photo by: Jason