4 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

4 days in Pocono Mountains Region Itinerary

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Wilkes-Barre
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East Stroudsburg
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Wilkes-Barre — 1 night

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll around Kirby Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Tubs Recreation Area, and then snap pictures at Market Street Bridge. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Noteology, explore the galleries of Asa Packer Mansion, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ricketts Glen State Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wilkes-Barre day trip planner.

Cleveland to Wilkes-Barre is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cleveland in October, Wilkes-Barre is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to East Stroudsburg.
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East Stroudsburg — 2 nights

Named after one of the area's prominent original settlers, East Stroudsburg is a lively college town located in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.
On the 10th (Sun), look for gifts at Country Kettle, get to know the resident critters at Pocono Snake & Animal Farm, and then stroll through Lakota Wolf Preserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Resica Falls, then admire the sheer force of Dingmans Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the East Stroudsburg route website.

You can drive from Wilkes-Barre to East Stroudsburg in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Wilkes-Barre in October, plan for a bit cooler days in East Stroudsburg, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Pocono Mountains Region travel guide

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Water Parks · Waterfalls · Casinos
Taking up the better part of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains Region contains more than 6,200 sq km (2,400 sq mi) of rolling mountains, waterfalls, lakes, forests, and streams. A year-round vacation getaway, the region once attracted mostly honeymooners. Today, the Poconos draw adventure-seekers from around the globe, arriving in throngs to explore one of the southernmost ski areas in the United States. Famous for its pristine nature teeming with native wildlife, the region is a quick car ride from New England or New York. The Pocono Mountains do not encompass any major cities--the wilderness area dotted with small towns and natural attractions makes this one of the least polluted portions of the region.
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