Nestled in Monroe County, Mount Pocono is known for its luxury hotels and resorts. It sits high in north-east Pennsylvania and is a mecca for golfers and gamblers. Thanks to its setting in the Pocono Mountains, it also treats you to lush scenery and forested hiking trails.
Things to do in Mt Pocono
Mount Pocono is an outdoor playground, thanks to its scenic hiking trails, canoeing routes and backcountry campsites. Keen hikers can even take on sections of the legendary Appalachian Trail, which hugs the southern border of the Pocono Mountains.
Set on a shimmering manmade lake, Mount Airy Casino Resort has dazzling slot machines and high-stakes table games. Golfers can tee off at the 18-hole course designed by master architect Hal Purdy. The casino also boasts a luxurious on-site day spa offering massages, facial treatments and manicures.
Want to stretch your legs? The Kurmes Paradise Creek Nature Preserve is laced with hiking trails that will take you through lush hemlock, oak and mountain laurel forests. It also features scenic paddling routes popular with local canoers.
From overnight guests to New York day trippers, Manor Sports at Pocono Manor Resort welcomes adventure seekers of every calibre. It's set on a 1,200-hectare property and offers everything from mountain biking and fishing to archery and trap shooting. In winter, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
Getting around Mt Pocono
The easiest way to discover Mount Pocono is with a rental car. From New York City, the drive to Mount Pocono takes around two hours. Most hotels and resorts are happy to arrange transport to the town centre, as well as nearby attractions.