The Pocono Mountains are an exquisite place to visit, and what better time for a trip than during winter when the air is crisp and the snow is pristine? Go on one of the Pocono Mountain family getaways you’ve been dreaming about all year long and get ready for some holiday magic!
To get more ideas about what to do around Silver Birches Resort in Hawley, PA, this season, make sure you download our free Vacation Guide! You’ll have access to all of the information you need to make your Pocono Mountain family getaway an unforgettable experience!
3 Ideas for Memorable Pocono Mountain Family Getaways
Here is how you can make the most out of your winter family stay in the Pocono Mountains:
1. Go on a Snowy Adventure
Whether you are an avid adrenaline seeker or a more relaxed traveler, you and your family will find plenty of activities to try out in the Pocono Mountains this winter:
Skiing and Snowboarding: Without a doubt, skiing and snowboarding are two of the most popular family activities of the season. Ski Big Bear and Camelback Mountain are some of the local’s favorite spots. Get your gear ready and take a look at our blog to learn where to find the best places to go skiing in the Poconos. Because there are so many options available, fun is guaranteed for both experts and beginners.
Alpine Mountain Ice Skating: Take your children ice skating in a breathtaking landscape. In the Pocono Mountains, natural ponds, rivers and even lakes become ice rinks. When you stay with us at Silver Birches Resort, you can even enjoy it right off our property! And if you are a golf lover, don’t miss our annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament held in January during the Wally Ice Fest. Enjoy the unique experience of playing 9-holes right here on Lake Wallenpaupack (weather conditions permitting).
Dog Sledding: No need to go to Alaska to have a real winter adventure with your family! With Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours, you can learn how to mush the dog sled or just sit back in the basket and enjoy the ride. If you love dogs and the thrill of a race through the pine trees, dog sledding is for you!
2. Enjoy Some Christmas Magic at Hawley Winterfest
The big event of the season in the Pocono Mountains is this year’s 19th edition of The Hawley Winterfest (December 8th through 10th). It’s the perfect occasion to get into a festive spirit with some holiday shopping and enjoy a variety of artisan shops and restaurants. Be dazzled by the glowing lights at the annual Ritz Christmas Show, meet Santa for pictures, or even go to brunch at the Settlers Inn to taste your holiday favorites. You can check the Winterfest events calendar and pick your favorites! End the weekend at our Open House Holiday Party at Silver Birches with dinner and dancing (December 9th from 6 p.m to 11 p.m at the Waterfront).
3. Relax and Get Cozy!
What would a real winter getaway be without a beautiful horse-drawn carriage ride and warm drinks? In the Pocono Mountains, you can do both! Offer your loved ones an expedition through the snow and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Pocono forest wrapped up in a cozy blanket. Make sure to stop on your way back for a delicious hot drink at Cocoon Coffeehouse in our Hawley Silk Mill location! For the ultimate Pocono Mountains family getaway experience, come join us on December 9 through 10 for our Christmas campfire and enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate by the lake. If your children are 12 or under, the s’mores are free!
Give Your Family a Gift They’ll Never Forget
Want a unique winter getaway for your family in the Pocono Mountains this season? Book your stay in one of our cabins at Silver Birches! You will be sure to enjoy our comfortable luxury cottages and picturesque outdoors settings overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack.
Our family-friendly resort is the perfect laid-back setting you’re looking for, with our cozy amenities and delicious house-made bread and pastries for breakfast. You can start the day sipping up a cup of tea by the lake and get ready for your next adventure. So don’t wait any longer! Plan your stay today and we’ll make sure you have a magical time!