Fall fun in the Poconos

Fall fun in the Poconos

If you’re planning a getaway to visit the beautiful Pocono mountains this fall, this guide will help you with ideas for fun things to do while visiting. Did you know the fall season is a very popular time to visit the Poconos? This is when mother nature really shows off and transforms the landscape into a one-of-a-kind colorful canvas full of oranges, yellows and reds throughout the trees. People travel from all over the country to experience the beautiful Fall foliage Pennsylvania has to offer.  The best time to visit the Poconos to see mother natures stunning foliage is mid- September through mid-October.


Things to do!

Fall Foliage

One of the most popular times to visit the region, autumn inspires wonderful festivals, activities and special offers that celebrate fall foliage and the season’s many splendors. Embark on an apple or pumpkin picking adventure and make lasting autumn memories in the Pocono Mountains.

The Pocono Mountains is home to 127 indigenous species of trees, plants and shrubs that illuminate the region come autumn. Find a fall foliage train excursion. Experience the excitement of a rail car ride! Fall foliage train excursions are a wonderful way to celebrate autumn in the Pocono Mountains. Tour natural and manmade landmarks and learn the stories that shaped the region. Stroll through historic structures, ride the rails on a train excursion, or hop aboard a boat for a unique lake tour!

 

The Frogtown Chophouse

To bring the perfect day to a close, why not stop by The Frogtown Chophouse? Conveniently located inside Woodfield Manor, this steakhouse is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a nice warm meal after a chilly day spent outside. With an expansive menu featuring seafood, salads, and succulent steaks, you’ll never run out of tasty options. Cozy up by the fireplace and listen to some live music while you sip on some of the best martinis and cocktails that Northeastern PA has to offer. The warm atmosphere and lovely staff will have you coming back for more in no time.

 

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway is located in an adorable town called Jim Thorpe. This town has beautiful Victorian architecture up and down the streets. You can park your car and walk up the main street to explore the bookstores, homemade pickle shops, beef jerky shops, old fashioned candy shops and more! The scenery you will experience here is beautiful during any of our four seasons, although the fall season will provide you with breathtaking foliage. This little town is known as “The Switzerland of America.” Once you explore the little shops, make your way to the railway. You’ll have the choice to sit in an open-air or closed car. The century-old coach cars are powered by diesel engines, and take you on a 70-minute long relaxing ride through the Lehigh Gorge State Park. The trains run from February through December. The schedule and pricing for the rides can be found here. Jim Thorpe It’s located less than 30 miles away from both Woodfield Manor and Snow Ridge village.

 

Hickory Run State Park

Hickory Run State Park is home to an enigma known as Boulder Field (PDF). Boulder field is just that, a giant field of boulders. It’s 400 feet wide, 1,800 feet long and about 10 feet deep. The boulders are a result of melted glaciers from the Ice age. Hickory Run State Park as more than 40 miles of hiking trails, and miles of trout streams. You can easily spend an entire day exploring this fascinating State Park! Pack yourself a picnic and take in the fresh mountain air and surround yourself with the stunning colors of the fall season. It’s located less than 30 miles from Woodfield Manor and less than 8 miles from Snow Ridge Village.

 

Roba Family Farm

Roba Family Farm is known as “Your family’s scenic and premiere destination for outdoor family fun in Northeastern Pennsylvania”. They celebrate the fall season from mid-September through October 31st. Family’s get together to take in the beautiful fall colors and activities the farm has to offer. They have a huge corn maze, wagon rides, animals, pony rides and special events just to name a few. Be sure to grab yourself some of their famous cider donuts and apple cider slushies! They’re always a crowd favorite. You can buy tickets online too!  Roba’s is less than 50 miles from both Woodfield and Snow Ridge village.

 

Reapers Revenge

Reapers Revenge is a well-known Haunted attraction in the Poconos. They’re open weekends starting the last week of September throughout October. They have over 65 acres of sinister action, terrifying woods and attractions to explore. There are different themed zones with thrills and chills around every turn. This is a must-see attraction for those of you who are searching for the perfect scare! Prepare yourself for a night of screams and terrifying fun! They are located less than 50 miles from both the Woodfield Manor and Snow Ridge Village.

 

Bushkill Falls

Bushkill Falls is known as “The Niagara of Pennsylvania.” The falls cover about 300 acres and is known as one of the state’s most scenic attractions. There are eight waterfalls you can hike to, which will not disappoint in providing amazing views of the falls and surrounding wooded area. You can enjoy mini golf, paddle boats, fishing, and more! Tickets can be purchased at the entrance building which is also home to the wildlife exhibit! The trails start at the back of the building, and they close between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. You can find pricing by clicking here. It’s about 25 miles from Woodfield Manor and less than 50 miles from Snow Ridge Village.

 

Knoebels Amusement Park

This amusement park opened on July 4th, 1926 and is “Americas Largest Free-Admission Amusement Park”. Not only is the admission into the park free, but the parking is free too! This family-owned amusement park has won many different awards, including the “World’s Best Wooden Coaster” (the Phoenix), the world’s best carousel (which was purchased in 1941) and the best amusement park food and much more! The Travel channel also rated Knoebels as one of the top 10 family Friendly Amusement Parks in the United States. This is a place where you can make new memories, the old-fashioned way! If you’re visiting the Poconos, make sure to set aside a day to visit this amazing amusement park. Ticket pricing and information can be found here. Knoebels is located less than 80 miles from Woodfield Manor and about 65 miles from Snow Ridge Village.

Knoebels Hallo-Fun Weekends are held on Friday, Saturday and Sundays in October. This is when the park is transformed into a haunted attraction. It’s a spooktacular event for all ages with frights that come in all shapes and sizes.

 

Mount Airy Golf Club and Casino

Mount Airy Casino is home to the ‘Mount Airy Golf Club’. The club opened in 1980 and is like no other course you’ve ever played at. It has 6,500 yards of fairways and is designed after Sports Illustrated “Best 18 holes in Golf.” Each hole is designed after golf’s most legendary holes from Championship courses in America. The holes include Pebble Beach, Oakland Hills, Merion, Agusta National to name just a few. After playing golf, you can enjoy the casino and hopefully win big! ‘Mount Airy Casino’ has over 70 different table games and 1,800 slots at the tip of your fingers! It’s conveniently located less than 3 miles away from Woodfield Manor and less than 25 miles from Snow Ridge Village.

 

Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark has 125,000 square feet with everything you would want in an indoor waterpark. They have a few swim up bars, 13 water slides, a wave pool, an interactive toddler play area, a lazy river, 170,000 square feet of indoor games, 365 days of indoor/outdoor adventure and a 0% chance at staying dry. Did you know this is the home of the Storm Chaser Water Coaster? It’s the longest indoor water coaster in the world! Here you can eat, shop and chill. You can purchase day tickets online for a quick arrival process. The best part about this indoor waterpark in my opinion is the transparent roof, which allows sunlight to reach you. You could possibly leave the Winter weather with a tan! It’s a beautiful 84 degrees year-round inside. This indoor waterpark is only 3 miles from Woodfield Manor and about 25 miles from Snow Ridge Village.


Where to Stay

 

Snow Ridge Village

Snow Ridge Village, located in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania is the place to stay and play in the Pocono’s! With easy access to the Jack Frost ski slopes and the Lake Mountain Club, there is always something to do, no matter what season you’re traveling! Golf lovers can also enjoy the Jack Frost National Golf Course, which offers 18 holes of magnificent terrain and beautiful landscape. Its player-friendly design gives every golfer an enjoyable golfing experience. Snow Ridge Village is also just minutes away from great shopping and a short ride to the Mount Airy Casino Resort. If you’re looking to get out and into nature, the D&L Trail, Lehigh Tannery Trailhead in White Haven is only 20 minutes from the resort! With easy access to the trails, a short distance to southern Pocono attractions like Jim Thorpe, and easy access to Central Pocono attractions via Rt. 940, this property is a great home base for a Pocono vacation!

 

Woodfield Manor

Travel to the heart of the Poconos and enjoy a stay at the historic Woodfield Manor. Decorated in rich wooded tones, guests will enjoy the quiet serenity of this idyllic Inn sitting on 12 acres of manicured grounds. A large size heated in-ground swimming pool with waterfall, gazebos, outdoor fireplace and natural wood surroundings invite to completely relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy exquisite fine dining at the award-winning Frogtown Chophouse on site. For a night of fun and excitement, travel two miles down the road and visit the Mount Airy Resort & Casino.

Not only is Woodfield Manor a great place to say for fall, but its also a great place to stay for Halloween!

Although Woodfield has gone through some changes over the years, one thing seems to remain, the spirit of a woman.

For decades employees and travelers have reported seeing and hearing some strange things inside the manor. Sundance Vacations sat down with former Manager Keith and also spoke to some current employees to try and get to the bottom of these, “ghost stories.”  Check out the video below of the haunting accounts.

A few years ago the managers of the manor had a team of paranormal experts come in and conduct an investigation. The paranormal team was unable to come to any conclusive findings, but the fact remains that many people have had experiences within the walls of Woodfield Manor.


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