7 Family-Friendly Getaways in the Pocono Mountains

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From spring break to summer vacation to everything in between, Pennsylvania’s picturesque Pocono Mountains region has long been a beloved family vacation destination thanks to its natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and abundance of places to stay for every budget. Dream up your perfect family trip with these seven lodging ideas.

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Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark


Why You’ll Love It: With plenty of family-friendly amenities—think indoor water slides, a lazy river, mega arcade, rock climbing, mountain coaster, virtual reality, pottery painting, and the outdoor Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark for summer months—you’ll find endless entertainment options for all ages.

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Split Rock Resort & Golf Club

Lake Harmony

Why You’ll Love It: All year long, you’ll find an array of activities for everyone in your group, from golfing on the 27-hole championship golf course to kayaking on Lake Harmony to zooming down four-story waterslides at H20ooohh! Indoor Waterpark. You can also take your pick from free daily activities, such as Sudoku or scavenger hunts.

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Silver Birches Resort


Why You’ll Love It: Located along the waterfront of Lake Wallenpaupack, this is the spot for paddle boating, fishing, or swimming in the lake—or just soaking up some sunshine at the resort’s outdoor heated pool. In the neighboring town of Hawley, find even more adventure at Costa’s Family Fun Park with bumper boats, go karts, and laser tag.

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Skytop Lodge


Why You’ll Love It: Nestled away on a private 5,500-acre property, this luxurious mountain lodge boasts outdoor adventures aplenty: hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming pools, boating, archery, a treetop adventure course at the Adventure Center, and in winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

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Great Wolf Lodge

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Why You’ll Love It: No matter what the temperature is outside, it’s always a balmy 84 degrees at this resort’s indoor water park. After splashing around, explore the ropes course, play games in the arcade, pan for gemstones and minerals at Oliver’s Mining Co., and try your hand at kid-friendly bowling and golf.

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Pocono Manor

Why You’ll Love It: Water slides, splash areas, lazy rivers, and attractions galore can be found at this resort, boasting America’s largest indoor waterpark, as well as an outdoor waterpark. You’ll also enjoy outdoor fun at the Gorilla Grove Treetop Adventures with an aerial course, zip lines, and more.


Woodloch Resort


Why You’ll Love It: This all-inclusive resort makes vacation planning stress-free with tons of amenities and benefits packed into one simple rate. Your whole family can enjoy 30 daily activities, nightly entertainment, family-style meals, and plenty of things to do like kayaking, bumper boats, bumper cars, ice skating, and snow tubing.

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