Local Area Recreation Near Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA Holiday
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Pocono Mountains area is well known for its hiking trails and canoeing. In the past couple of decades, water parks, casinos, micro-breweries, and outlet shopping have added to what draws people to its splendor and diversity. We are located close enough to all the attractions, yet tucked into the mountains away from the hustle and bustle, to be your country get-away.
There is truly something for everyone in the Poconos.
Adventure Sports - Canoe, Kayak, Raft on the Delaware River
Looking for a beautiful, exciting and fun-filled adventure far away from the pressures of everyday life? Our beautiful and exciting river trips are the answer! They are the ideal outing for singles, couples, families or groups. The boating is leisurely, the scenery spectacular, and there is plenty of time for swimming, fishing, picnicking and horseplay along the way. Adventure Sports will provide everything you will need to have a fantastic outdoor experience. Whether you plan to join us in the spring, summer, or autumn, you will not be disappointed. Although the river and mountains take on a different personality with each season, they are equally beautiful. Many people join us several times a year and discover that the seasonal changes make every trip unique. We take pride in our top-quality rental craft consisting of Old Town canoes, kayaks, and Hyside six-man rafts. We offer trips of various lengths on the Delaware River through the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Photo is the property of Adventure Sports
398 Seven Bridge Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Chamberlain Canoes - Canoes, Kayaks, Tubes, Rafts
Whether you are looking for a one or multi-day trip for a group, a corporate outing, a reunion or just want to get away with a few friends, we have a package that will satisfy all your needs.
With over 30 years of experience providing trips along the Delaware River, Chamberlain Canoes is in the best position to provide you with the perfect outing.
Pick the type and length of trip best suited to you - a leisurely tube ride from Kittatinny Point right in the Delaware Water Gap to Portland, or a three-day overnight wilderness adventure from Port Jervis, NY to the Gap.
Bring a picnic, a pair of old sneakers, your swim gear, suntan lotion and leave your cares and daily living behind when you start paddling down the river.
Fun, nature and relaxation await you with a Delaware River experience from Chamberlain Canoes.
SHAWNEE ON DELAWARE, PA 18356
Country Squire Deli and Beverage
Great place to grab breakfast, wings or a sandwich to go before heading out for a day of hiking or boating.
Call your order in!
Sunday - Thurs: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Country Squire Deli and Beverage
Winona Falls Road
Bushkill, PA 18324
Ski, Snowboard or Tube at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is a family-friendly ski area located in Pocono Mountains, just a short drive from New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
Just a short one mile drive from our KOA! Ski, snowboard, and tubing all available!
On-site amenities at Shawnee include:
- On-Mountain Dining
- Area Restaurants
- Area Lodging
- Events & Entertainment
- First Timer's Guide
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
401 Hollow Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
The famous Appalachian Trail has sections on both sides of the Delaware Water Gap providing some challenging elevations and picturesque views.Fun Facts
- The Trail is roughly 2,190 miles long, passing through 14 states.
- Thousands of volunteers contribute roughly 240,000 hours to the Trail every year.
- More than 250 three-sided shelters exist along the Trail.
- Virginia is home to the most miles of the Trail (about 550), while West Virginia is home to the least (about 4).
- Maryland and West Virginia are the easiest states to hike; New Hampshire and Maine are the hardest.
- The total elevation gain of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail is equivalent to climbing Mt. Everest 16 times.
- The Appalachian Trail passes through six National Park Service units, including:
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- Shenandoah National Park
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
- Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
- Chattahoochee National Forest
- Cherokee National Forest
- Nantahala National Forest
- Pisgah National Forest
- Jefferson National Forest
- George Washington National Forest
- Green Mountain National Forest
- White Mountain National Forest
Appalachiantrail.org. (2018). Appalachian Trail Conservancy - Media Room. [online] Available at: https://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/about-us/media-room [Accessed 12 Dec. 2018].
Golf, Golf, and more Golf
Experience the beauty of Pocono Mountains golf with affordable rates and excellent playing conditions. Many excellent 18-hole golf courses that are open to the public. Enjoy a day of golfing in a great location, perfect weather, with a golf experience that rewards golfers of all skill levels.
There are numerous State Game Lands in the Northeast Pennsylvania area.
State Game Land 38 is a popular destination for hunting white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, grouse, snowshoe hare, and timber rattlesnakes. Furtaking opportunities include beaver, raccoon, gray fox, coyote, and mink. Waterfowl hunting opportunities exist on wetlands throughout the gamelands.
State Game Land 180 is located entirely within Wildlife Management Unit 3D. The most popular species for recreational hunting opportunities are white-tailed deer, eastern cottontail, waterfowl, wild turkey, American woodcock, black bear, eastern coyote, ruffed grouse and squirrel. Furbearer hunting and trapping opportunities include raccoon, grey fox, bobcat, beaver and eastern coyote. There is also a limited population of snowshoe hare.
Lost River Caverns
Lost River Caverns is a natural limestone cavern. It was discovered in 1883 by a limestone quarry operation which was digging where the parking lot now stands. The operation accidentally created the entrance to the cave. Since that is the only entrance to the caverns, there aren't any bats, rats or snakes or any Native Americans, dinosaurs or cavemen in the cave. In 1930, the caverns were opened to the public & at that time walkways, handrails & lighting were added. Other than that, Lost River Caverns is a completely natural cave. According to geologists, Lost River Caverns started forming within the past 250,000 years. It was formed by the work of the water table dissolving away the limestone to form the chambers & passageways. The water table has since dropped, allowing seepage from rainfall & melting snow to remove minerals from the rock above the caverns, deposit them on the rock surface & building up to varying formations.
Just 1 hour from our KOA.
726 Durham Street
Hellertown, PA 18055
The Crossings Premium Outlets® is nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains region and features 100 brand name and designer outdoor outlet stores. Conveniently located off of Interstate 80, Exit 299, you will find everyday savings from Gap Factory Outlet, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, The North Face, Under Armour & more. Various dining options are available whether you grab and go in our food court or sit down at the Log Cabin Bar & Grill.
Spend the day up in the trees while you climb, balance and zip through the 66 elements of the Pocono TreeVentures ropes course. Great for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts from beginner to expert, the family outdoor aerial forest adventure offers five courses of varying levels of difficulty. Pocono Zip Racer, 1,000 ft dual racing zip lines, Pocono KidVentures, for ages 4-7, TruClimb, tree climbing walls and Pocono Zip Quest, 9 zip lines connected by bridges and ladders is also part of the park. Each course consists of elements between tree platforms that are constructed of rope, cable and wood configurations that challenge you with aerial tightropes, swinging log steps, Tru Blues and rope ladders. Be prepared to see the world from above with the highest point of the advanced course being over 40 feet off the ground. Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes course, Pocono Zip Racer, Pocono Zip Quest and Pocono KidVentures are open year-round weather permitting. CLOSED TOE SHOES ARE REQUIRED.
1575 Fairway Villas Blvd
East Stroudsburg PA 18302, PA 18302
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, is a non-profit, living history museum preserving 19th century Pennsylvania German agricultural heritage. Nestled on 114 acres of beautiful pastures, woodlands and streams, Quiet Valley hosts typical farm animals found in the 1800s. Rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, a mule and Clydesdale draft horses live on the homestead. The buildings include an 1850s bank barn, the original farmhouse, a cabin, spring house, ice house, smokehouse, dry house and assorted smaller barns. Quiet Valley is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Travel back in time and experience the sights, sounds and feel of life on a traditional 1800s farm. Guides in period clothing portray the lives of the original settlers and demonstrate some of the skills needed to survive. Explore how the farm changed throughout the 1800s with the advent of new technology. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and activities that are fun for the whole family.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are a professional minor league baseball team based in Moosic, Pennsylvania in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area.
The team plays in the Northern Division of the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees Major League Baseball club.
The team plays at PNC Field formerly Lackawanna County Stadium, their home since 1989.
Just 60 miles from our KOA.
235 Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA 18507
Ski, Snowboard and Tube
Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are very close!!
Spend the days playing in the snow and then come back to a warm cozy cabin at the Delaware Water Gap~Pocono Mountain KOA.
227 Hollow Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
Ski, Snowboard or Tube at Camelback Mountain
Camelback Mountain is a place where kids can be kids... and adults can be too. It offers you a year-round supply of unadulterated fun. Camelback Mountain challenges if allowed to but never intimidates. It's a place that is both lively and quiet no matter what hour of the day. It's one of the only ski mountains in PA that has something for everyone to enjoy no matter what race, color or creed and doesn't care what equipment you use to traverse its slopes or what clothes you wear to keep you comfortable. Camelback speaks many languages, but no matter what language is yours, "Winter Fun" is always translated here. Come out and discover Camelback and experience winter fun like never before at the most diverse and exciting ski resort in PA.
Just 20 miles from the Delaware Water Gap~Pocono Mountain KOA.
301 Resort Drive
Tannersville, PA 18372
Fishing is a great way to experience nature and put some dinner on the table!
It is also a wonderful time to spend with family and make some memories that will last a lifetime.
Do not let one of those memories be getting a summons for fishing without a fishing license...
Purchase and print online at https://www.pa.wildlifelicense.com/start.php or stop at a Pennsylvania Walmart to purchase.
When campers camp they like to hike!
The Pocono Mountains offers a hike for everyone, from beginner to expert.
Whether you want an hour-long hike or a 10-hour hike, your path is waiting here in the Poconos!
The area around our KOA is known for its beautiful waterfalls.
The following are the distances to some of the great waterfalls worth visiting from the Delaware Water Gap~Pocono Mountain KOA!
Bushkill Falls $ - 7 miles www.visitbushkillfalls.com
Buttermilk Falls 6.5 miles via Rt 209 Directions
Glen Onoko - 50 miles
Dingmans Falls - 19 miles
George W Child's Park - 21 miles
Hackers Falls - 23 miles Directions to Raymondskill Road Trailhead: The waterfall is a 1.4-mile hike from the trailhead
Hawk Falls - 40 miles
Hornbecks Creek - 23 miles
Raymondskill Falls - 23 miles Directions to Raymondskill Road Trailhead: Pennsylvania's tallest waterfall is only a five-minute walk from the Trailhead parking area.
Resica Falls - 7 miles
Shohola Falls - 35 miles
Tanners Falls - 52 miles
Tumbling Waters - 12.2 miles Directions to Pocono Environmental Educational Center Parking Area: The hiking loop that brings you to Tumbling Waters also delivers a scenic overlook of the Delaware River Valley, forests of pine and hemlock, two ponds, and the shells of farms that once stood.